Coastal Management and Engineering

The Coastal management and engineering group is a multidisciplinary team that studies the behaviour of coastal zones and how they evolve in response to the main natural and anthropogenic threats so as to propose sustainable mechanisms to protect and manage coastal areas.

Its main interest is to research and develop methodologies and tools to characterize and diagnose coastal processes and for integrated coastal planning, including the management and evaluation of natural and anthropogenic risks in coastal areas.

Its knowledge is applied in collaboration and cooperation projects worldwide that establish alliances in the search for a sustainable future for coastal areas on a global scale.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Littoral processes and coastal engineering

Tsunamis

Integrated Management of Coastal Areas

Coast monitoring systems (video cameras)

Evaluation and management of coastal risks

Littoral processes and coastal engineering

Integrated Management of Coastal Areas

Coast monitoring systems (video cameras)

Evaluation and management of coastal risks

Tsunamis

TECHNICAL RESOURCES

SOFTWARE

SMC
IHTSUSY
Cantabria-Comcot-Tsunami-Claw model (C3)
IH-CHRONOS

EXPERIMENTAL FACILITIES

IHCantabria headquarters

COCOTSU
CCOB

Coastal monitoring installations

IH-BeachCam

EXPERIMENTAL FACILITIES

IHCantabria headquarters

COCOTSU
CCOB

Coastal monitoring installations

IH-BeachCam

R+D+i PROJECTS

EUROPEAN RESEARCH PROGRAMS

DESIMAR

Parametric design of marine and coastal structures.

ASTARTE

Tsunami risk evaluation, strategy and reduction in Europe.
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NEARTOWARN

Tsunami early warning system (web viewer).
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ENCORA

European Network for Coastal Research Coordination Action. ENCORA – the European transnational network of networks for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).

DESIMAR

Parametric design of marine and coastal structures.

ASTARTE

Tsunami risk evaluation, strategy and reduction in Europe.
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NEARTOWARN

Tsunami early warning system (web viewer).
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ENCORA

European Network for Coastal Research Coordination Action. ENCORA – the European transnational network of networks for Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).

HUMOR

Analysis of the influence of anthropogenic activity on the morphological evolution of the coast on a global scale.

COASTVIEW

Implementation of a video camera system to monitor coastal evolution.

HUMOR

Analysis of the influence of anthropogenic activity on the morphological evolution of the coast on a global scale.

COASTVIEW

Implementation of a video camera system to monitor coastal evolution.

NATIONAL RESEARCH PLANS

MUSCLE-BEACH

Multi-scale climate analysis of coastal erosion and flooding.

ANIMO

Laboratory and numerical research on the hydro- and morphodynamics of natural and artificial beaches.

MORFO

Modeling the medium-term morphodynamic evolution of beaches.

PLEYADES

Model for predicting plan and profile shapes in outlet beaches.

MUSCLE-BEACH

Multi-scale climate analysis of coastal erosion and flooding.

ANIMO

Laboratory and numerical research on the hydro- and morphodynamics of natural and artificial beaches.

MORFO

Modeling the medium-term morphodynamic evolution of beaches.

PLEYADES

Model for predicting plan and profile shapes in outlet beaches.

OTHER RESEARCH CALLS

SMC2020

Research to acquire and transfer knowledge on the topics of coastal erosion and coastal flooding.
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SMC-BRaSIL

Transfer of methodologies and support tools for managing the Brazilian coast.
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CARTAGENA-CAM

Application of video-based methodologies and techniques to monitor coastal environmental problems: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

SURF-ZONE MID-TERM MORPHODYNAMICS

Analysis of the medium-term morphodynamics in the surf zone using numerical modeling and the HORUS coastal video monitoring system.

SMC2020

Research to acquire and transfer knowledge on the topics of coastal erosion and coastal flooding.
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SMC-BRaSIL

Transfer of methodologies and support tools for managing the Brazilian coast.
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CARTAGENA-CAM

Application of video-based methodologies and techniques to monitor coastal environmental problems: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

SURF-ZONE MID-TERM MORPHODYNAMICS

Analysis of the medium-term morphodynamics in the surf zone using numerical modeling and the HORUS coastal video monitoring system.

PUBLICATIONS

Aguirre-Ayerbe, I., Martínez Sánchez, J., Aniel-Quiroga, Í., González-Riancho, P., Merino, M., Al-Yahyai, S., González, M., and Medina, R.:(2018)
From tsunami risk assessment to disaster risk reduction – the case of Oman,
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2241-2260, https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-2241-2018,

Aniel-Quiroga, Í., Quetzalcóatl, O., González, M. and Guillou, L.. (2018)
Tsunami run-up estimation based on a hybrid numerical flume and a parameterization of real topobathymetric profiles,
Hazards Earth Syst. Sci, 185194, 1469–1491, doi: 10.5194/nhess-18-1469-2018, 2018.

Gainza, J., González, E.M., Medina, R., (2018).
A process based shape equation for a static equilibrium beach planform.
Coast. Eng. 136, 119–129. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.COASTALENG.2018.02.006

Gomes da Silva, P., Medina, R., González, M., Garnier, R., (2018).
Infragravity swash parameterization on beaches: The role of the profile shape and the morphodynamic beach state.
Coast. Eng. 136, 41–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2018.02.002

Elshinnawy, A.I., Medina, R., González, M.(2018)
Dynamic equilibrium planform of embayed beaches: Part 1.  A new model and its verification. Coastal Engineering (under review).
Coast. Eng., 135, 112–122, doi: 10.1016/J.COASTALENG.2018.01.010.

Jara, M. S., Gonzalez, M. & Medina, R. (2015)
Shoreline evolution model from a dynamic equilibrium beach profile.
Coastal Engineering, 99, 1-14.

Gonzalez-Riancho, P., Aguirre-Ayerbe, I., Garcia-Aguilar, O., Medina, R., Gonzalez, M., Aniel-Quiroga, I., Gutierrez, O. Q., Alvarez-Gomez, J. A., Larreynaga, J. & Gavidia, F. (2014)
Integrated tsunami vulnerability and risk assessment: application to the coastal area of El Salvador.
Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14(5), 1223-1244.

Turki, I., Medina, R., Gonzalez, M., Coco, G., (2013).
Natural variability of shoreline position: Observations at three pocket beaches.
Mar. Geol. 338, 76–89. doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2012.10.007 Alvarez-Gomez, J. A., Aniel-Quiroga, I., Gonzalez, M. & Otero, L. (2011)

TEAM

Mauricio González

Mauricio González

Coastal Management and Engineering Group Head

Ignacio Aguirre

Ignacio Aguirre

Technologist

Íñigo Aniel-Quiroga

Íñigo Aniel-Quiroga

Researcher

Verónica Cánovas

Verónica Cánovas

Technologist

Paula Gomes

Paula Gomes

Technologist

Camilo Jaramillo

Camilo Jaramillo

Technologist

Omar Quetzalcóatl Gutiérrez

Omar Quetzalcóatl Gutiérrez

Technologist

Jara Martínez

Jara Martínez

Technologist

María Merino

María Merino

Technologist

Erica Pellón

Erica Pellón

Technologist

Juan Jesús Viadero

Juan Jesús Viadero

Technologist

predoctoral researchers

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