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Hydraulics and Environment Department Hydraulics and Environment Department
Estuaries and Coastal Zone Unit
Estuaries and Coastal Zone Unit

Activity

The research activity of the division takes place in the framework of LNEC’s Strategy for Research and Innovation and is developed through research, development and innovation projects, in partnership with universities and other institutions, funded by national and international programmes.

In the last decade, we have been involved in over 20 research projects funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation, the European Commission, through research and innovation and regional cooperation programmes, and the Luso-American Foundation.

In the period 2014-2020, our strategic research will be focused on four major areas:

Risks in coastal areas and at sea;
Coastal rehabilitation and protection;
Coastal management in the context of climate change;
Water quality and ecosystem services.

Relevant Projects See all
Info Joint Action: A Stepping-stone for underwater noise monitoring in Portuguese waters - jUMP + Info: Joint Action: A Stepping-stone for underwater noise monitoring in Portuguese waters - jUMP
Info MOSAIC.pt - Multi-source flood risk analysis for safe coastal communities and sustainable development
Info UBEST - Understanding the biogeochemical buffering capacity of estuaries relative to climate change and anthropogenic inputs + Info: UBEST - Understanding the biogeochemical buffering capacity of estuaries relative to climate change and anthropogenic inputs
Info Co-ReSyF - Coastal Waters Research Synergy Framework + Info: Co-ReSyF - Coastal Waters Research Synergy Framework
Info BINGO: Bringing INnovation to onGOing water management - a better future under climate change + Info: BINGO: Bringing INnovation to onGOing water management - a better future under climate change
Info HYDRALAB+ - Adaptation for climate change + Info: HYDRALAB+ - Adaptation for climate change
Info MOLINES - Modelling floods in estuaries. From the hazard to the critical management + Info: MOLINES - Modelling floods in estuaries. From the hazard to the critical management
Info LTER-RAVE - Long term monitoring in the Ria de Aveiro: towards a deeper understanding of ecological, environmental and economic processes + Info: LTER-RAVE - Long term monitoring in the Ria de Aveiro: towards a deeper understanding of ecological, environmental and economic processes
Info SPRES - Oil spill prevention and response at local scales + Info: SPRES - Oil spill prevention and response at local scales
Info COALA - Nutrients and particulate matter dynamics. Exchanges between a coastal lagoon and the adjacent ocean through a multiple inlet system: the case of Ria Formosa, south of Portugal + Info: COALA - Nutrients and particulate matter dynamics. Exchanges between a coastal lagoon and the adjacent ocean through a multiple inlet system: the case of Ria Formosa, south of Portugal
Info ADAPTARia - Climate change modelling on Ria de Aveiro litoral. Adaptation strategy for coastal and fluvial flooding + Info: ADAPTARia - Climate change modelling on Ria de Aveiro litoral. Adaptation strategy for coastal and fluvial flooding
Info MorFeed - Morphodynamic feedback of estuarine margins to climate change + Info: MorFeed - Morphodynamic feedback of estuarine margins to climate change
Info MOWADI - 3D MOrphodynamic modelling of WAve Dominated Inlets + Info: MOWADI - 3D MOrphodynamic modelling of WAve Dominated Inlets
Info PREPARED - Enabling change + Info: PREPARED - Enabling change
Info ANCORIM – Atlantic network for coastal risks management + Info: ANCORIM – Atlantic network for coastal risks management
Info BGEM - Towards operational forecasting of ecosystem dynamics: Benchmarking and Grid-enabling of an ecological model + Info: BGEM - Towards operational forecasting of ecosystem dynamics: Benchmarking and Grid-enabling of an ecological model
Info G-CAST - Application of GRID-computing in a coastal morphodynamics nowcast - forecast sistem + Info: G-CAST - Application of GRID-computing in a coastal morphodynamics nowcast - forecast sistem
Info MADYCOS - Multidisciplinary Integrated Analysis of the Sediment Dynamics and Fecal Contamination in Intermittent Coastal Systems + Info: MADYCOS - Multidisciplinary Integrated Analysis of the Sediment Dynamics and Fecal Contamination in Intermittent Coastal Systems
Info MURANO – Saltpan Walls of Aveiro Lagoon + Info: MURANO – Saltpan Walls of Aveiro Lagoon
Info SANDEX – Sand extraction in the Portuguese continental shelf: impacts and morphodynamic evolution + Info: SANDEX – Sand extraction in the Portuguese continental shelf: impacts and morphodynamic evolution
Info BRISA – Breaking waves and Induced SAnd transport + Info: BRISA – Breaking waves and Induced SAnd transport
Info NOWCAST - Towards a nowcast-forecast system for estuarine and coastal water quality + Info: NOWCAST - Towards a nowcast-forecast system for estuarine and coastal water quality
Info IMMATIE - Improvement of a morphodynamic model applied to tidal inlet environments + Info: IMMATIE - Improvement of a morphodynamic model applied to tidal inlet environments
Info BERNA - Beach evolution in areas of restricted fetch: experimental and numerical analysis + Info: BERNA - Beach evolution in areas of restricted fetch: experimental and numerical analysis
Info EMERA - Morphodynamic Study of Ria de Aveiro Inlet + Info: EMERA - Morphodynamic Study of Ria de Aveiro Inlet
Info SATUrN – Sand Transport in surface waters: an uncertainty analysis + Info: SATUrN – Sand Transport in surface waters: an uncertainty analysis

Relevant Studies See all
Info Possible inundation of a building in the Av. 24 de julho, Lisbon + Info: Possible inundation of a building in the Av. 24 de julho, Lisbon
Info Multiannual port dredging plan 2018-2022 + Info: Multiannual port dredging plan 2018-2022
Info Technical opinion on the Barreiro terminal concerning the maritime access + Info: Technical opinion on the Barreiro terminal concerning the maritime access
Info Assessment of scour monitoring at Vasco da Gama Bridge + Info: Assessment of scour monitoring at Vasco da Gama Bridge
Info Hydrodynamic monitoring of the opening and channels dredging of the lower zone of Óbidos Lagoon + Info: Hydrodynamic monitoring of the opening and channels dredging of the lower zone of Óbidos Lagoon
Info Tri-dimensional physical model tests of the stability of an artificial beach at Ilha do Sal, Republic of Cabo Verde + Info: Tri-dimensional physical model tests of the stability of an artificial beach at Ilha do Sal, Republic of Cabo Verde
Info Morphodynamics at the location of the water intake pipelines of the Mira Acuinova fish farm + Info: Morphodynamics at the location of the water intake pipelines of the Mira Acuinova fish farm
Info Effect of connecting Luanda bay and Chicala lagoon, Angola + Info: Effect of connecting Luanda bay and Chicala lagoon, Angola
Info Studies of coastal dynamics, mobility and bank protection in the Ria de Aveiro: technical consultancy + Info: Studies of coastal dynamics, mobility and bank protection in the Ria de Aveiro: technical consultancy
Info Morphodynamics of the Albufeira lagoon inlet + Info: Morphodynamics of the Albufeira lagoon inlet
Info Modelling of currents, tides, waves and sediment transport in Nacala bay, Mozambique + Info: Modelling of currents, tides, waves and sediment transport in Nacala bay, Mozambique
Info Hydrodynamic valorization of the Ria Formosa and risk mitigation in the barrier islands + Info: Hydrodynamic valorization of the Ria Formosa and risk mitigation in the barrier islands
Info Evaluation of the problems of coastal erosion at Varela beach, Guinea-Bissau + Info: Evaluation of the problems of coastal erosion at Varela beach, Guinea-Bissau
Info Multiannual port dredging plans 2011-2015 + Info: Multiannual port dredging plans 2011-2015
Info Outflow of thermal effluents from powerplants in Morocco + Info: Outflow of thermal effluents from powerplants in Morocco
Info Sedimentation and erosion problems in the estuary of the river Minho + Info: Sedimentation and erosion problems in the estuary of the river Minho
Info Feasibility study on the construction of a white-sandy beach at Formosa beach, Funchal + Info: Feasibility study on the construction of a white-sandy beach at Formosa beach, Funchal
Info Review of the management plan for the Óbidos lagoon + Info: Review of the management plan for the Óbidos lagoon
Info Rehabilitation of Porto Santo beach + Info: Rehabilitation of Porto Santo beach
Info Specific plan for aggregate extraction in the river Douro. Morphodynamic characteristics of the estuary of the river Douro + Info: Specific plan for aggregate extraction in the river Douro. Morphodynamic characteristics of the estuary of the river Douro
Info Rehabilitation of Hac-Sá Beach (Macau) + Info: Rehabilitation of Hac-Sá Beach (Macau)
Info Rehabilitation of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon and beaches of Leblon, Ipanema and Arpoador (Brasil) + Info: Rehabilitation of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon and beaches of Leblon, Ipanema and Arpoador (Brasil)