The Master's course in Coastal and Port Engineering (ICP in Spanish) teaches students  to understand complex coastal processes and affront the challenges which arise when developing offshore and coastal structures  using the most advanced tools and methodologies. The development of  Marine Renewable EnergiesClimate Change or  Port Engineering are just some of the main fields of expertise in which the students will be able to acquire capacities and build knowledge to develop their professional and research careers.

The masters grants the student access to the Phd Program Doctorate in Science and Technologies for Coastal Management, which was awarded the Spanish Educational Ministry's Certificate Of Excellence and Quality (Mencion de Calidad y Mención de Excelencia).

The most relevant coastal authorities in Spain participate in this Master's Program. These Master's Programs are taught only in Spanish. Students must have a relatively high level of Spanish to participate.

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The programme is designed for American students undertaking the first years of Engineering and Science degrees, and it will be held during 4 weeks in June. The programme consists of 4 specific subjects on Coastal and Ocean Engineering and one subject on European culture.

- The Ocean and Coastal Environment
- Introduction  to the coastal and ocean engineering
- Coastal risks: assessment and mitigation
- Harvesting ocean energy

- Spanish language for foreigners / Spanish arts and gastronomy / European culture and civilization / Gender and Culture in European history

Students interested in coastal engineering training may stay 4 additional weeks at IH Cantabria.

Additional information:

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Programa con Mención de Calidad (Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte) e Informe Favorable de la ANECA.

El programa de doctorado está diseñado para formar investigadores que integren los procesos que tienen lugar en las demarcaciones hidrográficas, considerando el ciclo del agua, de la contaminación y otras alteraciones antropogénicas, con el fin de proteger y gestionar de forma sostenible los diferentes sistemas hídricos.

Líneas de investigación:
Diseño ambiental de saneaminetos
Emisarios submarinos
Evaluación, diagnóstico y vigilancia ambiental de sistemas acuáticos
Modelos hidrodinámicos y de calidad en zonas fluviales, costeras y de transición
Análisis de impactos en sistemas acuáticos (contaminantes, modificaciones morfológicas y del régimen hídrico)
Planificación hidrológica y ambiental
Hidráulica fluvial
Inundabilidad de áreas fluviales
Hidrología superficial
Dinámica de desembocaduras

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Estas líneas de investigación se desarrollan en muchos casos a través de proyectos I+D+i nacionales e internacionales, facilitando las movilidades en centros de investigación. Las actividades del programa incluyen la participación en congresos y la asistencia a jornadas y seminarios de especialización. Estas actividades fortalecen el carácter internacional y de excelencia del doctorado.

El acceso al doctorado se realiza a través del Máster en Gestión Ambiental de Sistemas Hídricos de la Universidad de Cantabria.

la págijna web de la UC ofrece información detallada sobre el programa de doctorado, tramitación y normativa:

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Programa con Mención de Calidad y Mención hacia la Excelencia del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

El programa de doctorado está enfocado a la investigación en áreas relacionadas con la ingeniería hidráulica y costera, el clima marítimo, las infraestructuras costeras y las energías renovables marinas.

Líneas de investigación:
Obras marítimas
Morfodinámica de playas
Oceanografía costera
Morfodinámica de estuarios
Calidad de agua en las zonas costeras
Gestión Integrada de Zonas Costeras
Oceanografía operacional
Variabilidad climática de variables geofísicas ocanográficas

Estas líneas de investigación se desarrollan en muchos casos a través de proyectos I+D+i nacionales e internacionales, facilitando las movilidades en centros de investigación. Entre las actividades del programa se incluye la participación en congresos, la organización de seminarios y jornadas. Estas actividades fortalecen el carácter internacional y excelente del programa.

El acceso se realiza desde el Máster en Ingeniería de Costas y Puertos y el Máster en Gestión Integrada de Zonas Costeras.

En la página web de la Universidad de Cantabria se encuentra la información detallada sobre trámites y normativa.ón.htm

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In this section you will find all the information on academic and capacity building programs organized by IH CAntabria: masters, short courses, seminars and more.

For any questions please contact the Capacity Building Department:

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+ 0034 942 20 16 16; ext: 1426

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IH Cantabria offers different short term courses throughout the year. One of the most sought after courses is that of the Coasl Modeling System, or  SMC, although we can also find the Advanced Seminars within the Azahar Programme on ICZM. We also teach courses together with the Port authority of Santander or the OEA (Organization for American States), such as the Latin American Course on Technologies, Operations and Environmental Management.

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GIZCThe Marine Sciences and Technology School began in 2006 to disseminate the research initiatives carried out in Spain within the different marine disciplines, trying to create synergies amongst different fields such as climatology, biology, ecology, etc. IH cantabria together with the University of Cantabria, the Santander Port Authority and the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo (UIMP) actively participates in the coordination aand teaching of this very special course in which every year some of the most relevant researchers in the field are able to reach younger generations.  

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E-learning aims to use advanced technologies with an educational purpose. It is basesd primarily on the internet platforms although it also includes multimedia tools, virtual tutoring sessions, etc.

Nowadays e-learning has become an important option for those people who due to their geographic situation or work conditions are seeking a more flexible educational program which can better adapt to their needs.

At IH Cantabria we offer several different types of elearning options:

  • Completely online : all knowledge is obtained via the internet, along with online tutoring sessions and exams.
  • Semi-online: e-learning is used to reduce the number of classes in which the student must be present. Physical classes are used to answer questions, show practical examples, etc. 
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Over the years, many people have gone through training programs coordinated by IH Cantabria. If we look at the high number of international students who participate in these courses, it is sometimes difficult to maintain contact. Therefore, this section has been created for you. Our alumni can locate old friends, keep on top of the activities carried out by  IH Cantabria, and keep us informed us of your career path.

As alumni, you can also participate in open days, presentations or talks on current courses helping students or recent graduates.

IHCantabria's alumni group can be found on LinkedIn.

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IH Cantabria is currently developing and improving software and tools which are able to model complex coastal processes. throughout the year, numerous ocurses are offered on these programmes which allow the student to correctly utilize it in both a scientific and professional environment. These courses are offered to technicians with sufficient background in coastal processes. A general summary of these courses is presented: - Introducción a los procesos costeros

-Characteristics of the offered programme

- Applicationa dn development of practical cases

Currently we are offering courses in the following:

SMC (Coastal Modelling System): tools and methodologies to model the dynamics affecting beaches at the different scales. For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IH2VOF: two dimensional model used to study the surf zone hydrodynamics and their interaction with coastal structures. - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IHFOAM:   Three dimensional model for the study of surf zone hydrodynamics, wave interaction with porous tructures and hydraulic engineering.  : - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IH Cantabria also has the necessary computer facilities to carry out these courses, which can also be offered at other locations on demand.

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