COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS

The study of estuary and coastal ecosystems has been, since its inception, one of the research priorities of IHCantabria, a concern that is channeled through the coastal ecosystems group.

The group has successfully participated in many research and demonstration projects on a wide range of topics, with the group’s interdisciplinary nature undoubtedly being its key asset.

Consisting of biologists, chemists, environmental and marine scientists, the team combines experience with encouraging young, qualified researchers. The publication of more than 75 scientific papers reflects the experience and excellence of the team.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Marine Ecology

Monitoring and Evaluation

Environmental Impact Assessment/Risk Assessment

Conservation and Management

TECHNICAL RESOURCES

EQUIPMENT FOR FIELD CAMPAIGNS

  • Inflatable boat to collect samples
  • Multiparameter probe to measure oceanographic parameters
  • Remotely-operated vehicle (ROV) to record images and videos
  • Spectroradiometer
  • Dredgers

EXPERIMENTAL FACILITIES

R+D+i PROJECTS

European Research programs

portonovo

ERDF 2009-1/119
Standardization of methodologies for managing water quality in port areas throughout the Atlantic Area.
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coconet

FP7-OCEAN-2011-287844
Towards the construction of networks of protected marine areas (from the coast to the deep sea), together with the potential for wind energy at sea. 7th Framework Programme.
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convivelife

LIFE14 NAT/ES/001213
Integration of human activities into the conservation objectives of the Natura 2000 network for the Cantabrian coast.
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NATIONAL RESEARCH PLANS

ten-shores

Development of new technologies in oceanic aquaculture. RETOS 2014. MINECO.
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c3n

Vulnerability to climate change of natural systems on the Spanish coast.
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prevemar

Tools and procedures for analyzing the environmental risk of chemical spills in port areas.
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OTHER RESEARCH CALLS

NANO

Mapping and spatio-temporal evaluation of Nanozostera noltii seagrass (habitat 1140) on the Cantabrian coast.
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CLEANLICS

Modeling of “marine litter” build-up areas in Sites of Community Importance (SCI) along the coast of Cantabria.
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MARES

MARES-CA-CC-2016
Preparation of risk maps for natural systems in Cantabrian estuaries due to climate change.
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ATLAS

2017/2493
Development of methods and applications for the spatial planning of aquaculture in marine spaces and tools for decision making.
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PUBLICATIONS

Juanes, J.A., X. Guinda, A. Puente, J.A. Revilla. (2008).
Macroalgae, a suitable indicator of the ecological status of coastal rocky communities in the NE Atlantic.
Ecological indicators 8: 351 – 359.

Puente, A., Diaz, R.J. (2008).
Is it possible to assess the ecological status of highly stressed natural estuarine environments using macro invertebrates indices?
Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56: 1880-1889. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.07.016.

Ondiviela, B., Losada, I.J., Lara, J.L., (…), Bouma, T.J., van Belzen, J. (2014).
The role of seagrasses in coastal protection in a changing climate.
Coastal Engineering 87, pp. 158-168

Guinda, X., Juanes, J.A., Puente, A. et al. (2008).
Comparison of two methods for quality assessment of macroalgae assemblages, under different pollution types.
Ecological Indicators 8: 743-753.

F. de la Hoz, C., Ramos, E., Acevedo, A., Puente, A., Losada, I.J., Juanes, J.A. (2018).
Ocle: a European Open Access Database on Climate Change Effects on Littoral and Oceanic Ecosystems.
Progress in Oceanography, 168: 222-231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2018.09.021

Ramos, E., Juanes, J.A., Galván, C., Neto, J.M., Melo, R., Pedersen, A., Scanlan, C., Wilkes, R., van den Bergh, E., Blomqvist, M., Karup, H.P., Heiber, W., Reitsma, J.M., Ximenes, M.C., Silió, A., Méndez, F., González, B. (2012).
Coastal waters classification based on physical attributes along the NE Atlantic region. An approach for rocky macroalgae potential distribution.
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 112: 105-114. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2011.11.041

TEAM

ARACELI PUENTE

ARACELI PUENTE

Head of Coastal Ecosystems Group

ANA DE LOS RÍOS

ANA DE LOS RÍOS

Technologist

BEATRIZ ECHAVARRI

BEATRIZ ECHAVARRI

Technologist

Camino Fernández de la Hoz

Camino Fernández de la Hoz

Researcher

CRISTINA Galván

CRISTINA Galván

Technologist

XABIER GUINDA

XABIER GUINDA

Technologist

INÉS MAZARRASA

INÉS MAZARRASA

Researcher

Bárbara Ondiviela

Bárbara Ondiviela

Researcher

LAURA OTÍ

LAURA OTÍ

Project Assistant

ELVIRA RAMOS

ELVIRA RAMOS

Technologist

MARÍA RECIO

MARÍA RECIO

Technologist

PREDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

SAMUEL SAINZ

SAMUEL SAINZ

Predoctoral researcher

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