Laboratori d'Enginyeria Marítima (LIM/UPC) is a Research
Centre within the Departament d'Enginyeria Hidràulica, Marítima
i Ambiental (E.T.S. Eng. Camins, Canals i Ports de Barcelona) of
the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona,
Spain. LIM/UPC is thus a non-profit public Research Centre, with
the sole aim of generating and transferring technology in the field
of Maritime Engineering, Coastal Research and Ocean Sciences. The
Laboratori d'Enginyeria Marítima is made up of a team of
highly qualified professional staff (circa 30 postgraduate and/or
PhD level researchers, 20 of which are full-time researchers and
10 combine research tasks with lecturing), with sound experience
and coming from different technical/scientific backgrounds.
LIM/UPC undertakes basic/applied research projects in coastal and
estuarine hydrodynamics, maritime environment climate and quality,
oceanographic physics and engineering, coastal morphology, harbour
and coastal engineering, and coastal zone management. LIM/UPC has
been involved in numerous projects on coastal evolution and management
funded by the EU, Spanish Government, and Autonomous Government
of Catalonia. It has also organised several international courses
funded by the EU Commission in the MAST and Environment Programmes
dealing with coastal dynamics and management and several international
and national conferences. Moreover, it has a PhD Programme in Marine
Sciences where the coastal zone is studied at all levels and where
there are participants from Spain and various other countries (EU,
South and Central America).
In the field of coastal research LIM/UPC and, in particular, Prof.
A. Sánchez-Arcilla and Prof. J. Jiménez have worked
in coastal morphodynamics and management during the last ten years.
This has included work in short- to long-term coastal evolution,
mainly in deltaic environments, with the Ebro delta being the natural
area of interest. In this topic, the LIM/UPC has led numerous projects
at regional, national and international levels dealing with coastal
processes, coastal evolution, impact of climatic change and coastal
management in the Ebro delta. Finally, Prof. Sánchez-Arcilla
is the responsible scientist for the Deltaic Node of LOICZ.
For further information visit the UPC website on: www.upc.edu