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Paula Gomes da Silva is an oceanographer from the Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Brazil (2012). In 2018, she obtained a PhD in Coastal Engineering from the Universidad de Cantabria. After a period of postdoctoral experience outside Spain, she joined IHCantabria’s Coastal Engineering and Management group as a researcher in 2020.

Her areas of interest are related to maritime climate analysis, coastal morphodynamics, coastal erosion and flooding risk analysis and coastal management. Her latest experiences also include the analysis of coastal processes through in-situ observations and satellite remote sensing.


Coastal processes.

Coastal dynamics and beach morphodynamics.

Coastal monitoring.



Gomes da Silva, P.; Martínez, J.; Medina, R.; Beck, A.; Taji, M.A. (2024) On the use of satellite information to detect coastal change: Demonstration case on the coast of Spain. Coastal Engineering: 191, 104517. doi:

Savastano, S.; Gomes da Silva, P.; Sánchez, J.M.; Tort, A.G.; Payo, A.; Pattle, M.E.; Garcia-Mondéjar, A.; Castillo, Y.; Monteys, X. (2024) Assessment of Shoreline Change from SAR Satellite Imagery in Three Tidally Controlled Coastal Environments. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering: 12(1), 163. doi:

Pellón, E., Vidal, C., Gomes da Silva, P., Aniel-Quiroga, I., medina, R. (2024). Laboratory evaluation of the effectiveness of nature-assisted beach enhancement techniques. Coastal engineering: 188, 104428. doi:

Pazini, K.C., Bonetti, J., Gomes da Silva, P., Klein, A.H.F. (2022) Spotting areas critical to storm waves and surge impacts on coasts with data scarcity: a case study in Santa Catarina, Brazil. Natural Hazards: 112, 2493–2521. doi:

de Souza, D. C., Ramos da Silva, R., Gomes da Silva, P., Fetter Filho, A. F. H., Mendez, F. J., & Werth, D. (2022). A hybrid regional climate downscaling for the southern Brazil coastal region. International Journal of Climatology: 42 (13), pp. 6753–6770. doi:

Gomes da Silva, P., Coco, G., Garnier, R., Klein, A.H.F. (2020) On the prediction of runup, setup and swash on beaches. Earth-Science Reviews. 103148. doi:

Gomes da Silva, P., Medina, R., González, M., Garnier, R. (2019) Wave reflection and saturation on natural beaches: the role of the morphodynamic beach state in incident swash. Coastal Engineering: 103540. doi:

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. Coastal Engineering. 136: 41-55. doi:

Vieira da Silva, G., Gomes da Silva, P., Araujo, R.S., Klein, A.H.F, Toldo Jr, E. (2017) Wave run-up on embayed beaches. Study case: Itapocorói Bay, Southern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography. 65(2): 187-200. doi:

Gomes da Silva, P.; Dalinghaus, C., González, M., Gutiérrez, O., Espejo, A., Abascal, A.J., Klein, A.H.F. (2016) Estimating flooding level through the Brazilian coast using reanalysis data. Journal of Coastal Research, 75: 1092-1096. doi: