Over the last 10 years, IH Cantabria has been carrying out work related to the assessment of environmental impacts generated by anthropogenic activities, using a multidisciplinary approach. Much of this work has focused on the evaluation of the impact generated by urban and industrial discharges, with a special emphasis on outfalls. In this field, IH Cantabria has experts specializing in the management and development of hydrodynamic models, with extensive knowledge of the structure and functioning of aquatic ecosystems and their response to such changes.

Furthermore, IH Cantabria  has participated in the evaluation of impacts of various activities related to water, such as port facilities, offshore facilities, dredgings, etc.

Some relevant projects:

- Environmental Sustainability Report Infrastructure Master PlanAPS

DATE: 2012
CLIENT: Port Authority of Santander
TASKS: developing the Environmental Sustainability Report PDIPS for the Spanish Ministry of Environment.

- Development of various programs  to correct the effects of an oil spills from the Prestige tanker off the coast of Cantabria

DATE: 2003-2006
CLIENT: Waste Company Cantabria. Government of CantabriaJoyel delante de la barrera2
TASKS: Study of the effects of the Prestige oil spill on water quality, sediment and biological communities.

- EIA  of the expansion of the dredging of the port of Moin (Costa Rica)

DATE: 2005
CLIENT: Port Administration and Economic Development of the Atlantic (JAPDEVA) - University of Costa RicaCostaRIca
TASKS: a study of the environmental impact of the work provided

- Study of the effects of storm water discharge canal of Torrevieja Torrevieja2

DATE: 2009
TASKS: Analysis of environmental effects of discharges of stormwater on the different uses of the aquatic environment.

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