Submarine Outfalls

Submarine Outfalls

IH Cantabria's  research in this field is supported by over 30 research projects financed by public and private organizations, institutions and national and international companies, including most  the Spanish Ministry of Environment, Water Boards or World Bank, among others. The Institute has participated in the design of large diameter outfalls in northern Spain and in other areas such as the Canary Islands, the coast of Portugal, Argentina, Uruguay or Azerbaijan.

Among the key areas of  research at IH Cantabria, it is worth mentioning the initial dilution modeling, hydraulic and environmental design of diffusers, the development of tools and methodologies for the study of the dispersion and deposition of substances in the far field, maritime climate analysis and wave actions or protections of underwater constructions.

Another research priority at IH Cantabria is the monitoring of the environmental performance of the outfall.

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