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The PhD in Marine Sciences is an Interuniversity Program in which the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya participate, as well as 3 centers of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientríficas (CSIC), the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM), the Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CEAB) and the Centre d'Investigació i Desenvolupament (CID). The program has been positively verified by the l’Agència per a la Qualitat del Sistema Universitari de Catalunya (AQU) (July 2013) and by the Consejo de Universidades (September 2013).

Like so many other scientific and technical fields, the marine sciences are undergoing a process of rapid change in their very nature. (Some describe the field as “a meeting place for all scientific disciplines”.) This change is also driven by the high rate of development and innovation in the activities that the marine sciences encompass. It is therefore necessary to extend, update and deepen the training of master’s students, both in the marine sciences and in the disciplines that converge in this field (civil engineering, naval engineering, geology, biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics). Undertaking advanced studies beyond the master's level is the best way for future professionals to get the training they need in this field, in which new areas of activity are constantly emerging, such as exploitation of marine renewable energies (a relatively new field in Spain) and exploration for mineral and energy resources in deep and ultra-deep waters.

The doctoral degree in Marine Sciences of the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, the programme coordinator) combines advanced, flexible training elements with a critical mass of renowned researchers and technical experts, top-notch facilities (both in the laboratory and at sea), outstanding scientific activity, and highly significant socio-economic activity linked to the sea. Thanks to these assets, the programme provides the best framework to guide and direct students who wish to complete their academic training by preparing a doctoral thesis in this area.

The UPC and the UB have collaborated effectively since 1985 to deliver the programme, building a strong working relationship and rapport in their educational and scientific approaches. This productive partnership, the number of theses presented (and the grades awarded), and international publications linked to this work all attest to the ability of these two universities to continue producing doctoral graduates who are well prepared to pursue a career in this field. Within Spain, the UB is a leader in the experimental sciences, while the UPC has a reputation for excellence in the field of engineering. Both universities, and in particular the centres and research groups that support the programme, hold consistently strong positions in international rankings. The UB is the top-ranked Spanish university in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, biological sciences, earth sciences and environmental sciences. The UPC is ranked number one in engineering and second in mathematics. Both are well-positioned on international rankings, including the Shanghai Rankings. The UB, in fact, is the top-ranked university at the national level. The UPC, for its part, has earned a place on the QS Top 50 Under 50, which ranks the world’s top young universities. The joint research projects of the two institutions in the marine sciences (both national and European) are at the frontier of knowledge. This is clearly reflected in the early recognition of the Barcelona Knowledge Campus (BKC), where the disciplines that converge in the field of marine sciences hold pride of place, as a joint International Campus of Excellence. These markers of excellence demonstrate the high degree of competitiveness of the two universities that support the doctoral programme and their researchers (including in EU programmes, where a relatively small proportion of proposals are awarded funding). The UB, the UPC, and the departments and groups of both universities involved in the programme offer students the multidisciplinary approach needed to ensure effective training in the various branches of marine sciences (biology, geology, physics, chemistry, engineering and management). Opportunities to get involved in active research projects and contracts further enrich the learning experience. In addition, the programme’s extensive network of external collaborations—with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), and other public and private research bodies—enables doctoral students to find the arrangements and scientific framework that best match their area of research. Within Spain, Catalonia (and in particular Barcelona) has one of the highest and richest concentrations of universities and research centres in the marine sciences, and their complementary relationship is reflected in an abundance of infrastructure and human capital. The training offered, as well as the approach and capabilities, are comparable and often superior to those of the doctoral programmes in marine sciences of European and American universities. Apart from being home to the UPC and the UB, CSIC centres and the Port of Barcelona, Barcelona offers other significant advantages. In Europe, this privileged situation is only matched by the University of Southampton and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), the Kiel-Bremen area (GEOMAR and MARUM) and Brest (IFREMER and the University of West Brittany).

The UB and the UPC maintain close collaborations with all of these institutions and many others in Europe within the framework of research projects and educational programmes (e.g. the Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management—CoMEM, organised with the Universities of Delft, Trondheim and Southampton; and the EURODOM Research Training Network on European Deep Ocean Margins—both projects now completed). The UB has strong collaborations in marine research with the NOC, IFREMER, the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ), the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), GEOMAR, the Italian Institute for Marine Research (ISMAR), the Alfred Wegener Institute, the University of Tromsø, the National University of Ireland, the Hydrographic Institute of Portugal, the University of Ghent, the Max Plank Institute and the University of Bremen, among other institutions. The UPC, for its part, collaborates with the NOC and HR Wallingford in the UK, Deltares in the Netherlands, DHI in Denmark, IFREMER, the Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOM) and the Mété doctoral programme in France. This wide network of collaborations with European institutions in research projects, training and other activities allows us to continuously check how the level and competitiveness of the doctoral programme measures up against those offered by similar institutions and partnerships in the EU. These connections also enable us to establish specific cooperative relationships involving the exchange of professors (usually within the framework of mobility programmes), research and doctoral students, as well as facilitating the completion of joint co-supervised theses, a growing trend. More broadly, these collaborations offer clear benefits and an international frame of reference for all doctoral students.

Within this framework, the main aim of the interuniversity doctoral programme in Marine Sciences is to ensure that students from related master’s degrees (particularly the master's degree in Marine Science: Oceanography and Marine Management, also offered jointly by the UB and the UPC) receive advanced training that meets the highest international standards. The two joint UB-UPC programmes in this field are the most recent result of a long-standing collaboration that dates back to the 1980s, when the two universities started offering joint doctoral courses, and has culminated in the participation of academic staff from both institutions in the interuniversity master’s programme, which has now been offered for six years. In the marine sciences, the master's and doctoral programme that emerged from this partnership have been granted a series of quality awards by the Spanish Ministry of Education since they were launched. The doctoral programme was granted the Pathway to Excellence award from 2010 (MEE2011-0703: 2011, 2012, 2013) and before that, the quality award from 2003 (MCD2003-00141: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009).

The programme allows doctoral students to delve into the latest advances in marine sciences with the support of UPC and UB professors and researchers as well as visiting scholars (on mobility stays or in connection with research projects carried out at the two institutions). In this environment, students are able to constantly update and assess their training and ensure that their thesis is on the right track. This is particularly important given that a doctoral thesis is a student’s first, and therefore most important, research project—a key project that they must be able to manage and complete with the support of their assigned supervisor and tutor. The learning experience is also enriched by interdisciplinary input from the departments and groups of the two institutions behind the doctoral programme. The programme offers students opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities, including oceanographic campaigns with large ships (observations, measurements, in-situ sampling, acquisition of geophysical data); field measurement seminars in the coastal zone and on the continental shelf; learning how to process and visualise large volumes of data (bathymetric, geophysical, oceanographic, etc.); development of numerical models (surges, sediment transport); and integrated management analyses (coastal areas, seabed). As a result, uses of the seabed, understanding and sustainable exploitation of marine resources, quality assessment of waters and the ecosystem, and management of coastal and marine areas are core elements of the doctoral programme. These activities naturally entail the use of a diverse range of information sources, types of data (from satellite images to microorganisms and sedimentary particles) and spatial and temporal scales, though each doctoral student will focus on those most relevant to the development of their thesis.

All of the work done within the framework of the programme converges in a characterisation of the dynamics and health of the Catalan coast (both land and marine components), which has become a pressing need for Catalonia and by extension Spain, both of which are heavily dependent on the coastal strip, which generates a significant percentage of GDP and is home to a large population. Similarly, given the impact of fishing activities and future threats to the sector, understanding the variables (natural and anthropogenic) that affect fishery yield is vital from both a social and a resource management perspective. Training in population dynamics and the genetic characterisation of organisms, including both commercially exploited and unexploited species, is therefore essential. Our country also needs experts trained in marine hazards, such as those generated by recent tsunamis and catastrophic storms. Finally, there is also a need for specialists in exploration of the seabed and sub-seabed, an increasingly important source of hydrocarbons and a reservoir of resources, such as gas hydrates, that could prove to be extraordinarily important. The Catalan coast is also being affected by the growing presence of rigid infrastructures, which modify its characteristics and produce a wide range of impacts.

All of these issues underscore the need for an approach to training and research that produces doctoral graduates who are specialists in marine sciences and presents coastal populations and society in general with the results of their research in theses and scientific papers, which have a key role to play in improving efficiency (and therefore sustainability) in the development of our seas and coasts. For example, “enough” beaches need to be maintained without excessive economic costs or environmental impact, and added value must be generated by using the tools of operational oceanography to manage risks in the coastal zone, extract mineral and energy resources from the seabed and sub-seabed, prevent risks and manage fisheries.

The social and industrial fabric of Catalonia and Spain needs to absorb this advanced knowledge to reach levels of efficiency that make it possible to tackle challenges related to the current economic upheaval in a marine ecosystem subject to a high level of stress. Only if this is achieved will it be possible to mitigate natural and anthropogenic impacts on the coastal zone. Persistent organic pollutants and microplastics that have reached the most remote places in the global ocean and entered its food chain are just one example of the many challenges that need to be tackled.

The interuniversity doctoral programme in Marine Sciences covers six of the priority research areas established in Catalonia:

• Environment. The coastal zone and near-shore marine waters are one of the most biologically productive areas with one of the highest concentrations of population and socio-economic value, particularly in the Mediterranean Basin.
• Sensitivity to climate and climate variation. The sea-land boundary plays an important balancing role in relation to marine and terrestrial climate drivers.
• Space. Now and in the coming years, most observations of environmental variables on the coastal strip and the sea will be made using remote images and data collected by instruments on planes, balloon probes and satellites. This focus is also in line with EU research priorities.

The marine sciences also include the following areas:

• Transport. Maritime transport is one of the most energy-efficient alternatives.
• Materials. Construction of new offshore structures requires a different type of analysis than that used for on-land construction.
• Non-renewable and renewable energies. The latter have gained a great deal of momentum in recent years in the marine context.

The interuniversity doctoral programme in Marine Sciences also maintains a close relationship, based on mutual interest, with the drivers of technological development in the broadest sense, particularly in relation to the design, construction, verification and use of new information and communication technologies (ICT); remotely-piloted and autonomous vehicles that can reach the depths of the ocean; and systems for taking measurements and carrying out in-situ operations on the seabed and in the sub-seabed (including at great depths). The advanced application of ICT in the marine environment responds to the need to transmit information at a distance, both for observation and to quantify risks and various processes that occur in that environment. Examples include LIDAR systems installed on oceanographic buoys and early detection and alert systems for storms and other geophysical phenomena.

The areas of activity mentioned above are also a priority in the strategic development plans of the UB and the UPC. This emphasis is reflected in existing research facilities (e.g. the UPC’s wave flume and the UB’s pool of instruments for monitoring the deep marine environment) and others under development (e.g. the UB’s laboratory for non-destructive analysis of geological samples, designed specifically to facilitate the study of sediment cores extracted from the seabed).

There is abundant evidence of the capabilities of the UB and the UPC: the number of research projects awarded competitive funding in recent calls; numerous contracts with companies, consortia and public-sector bodies; the Government of Catalonia’s official recognition of consolidated research groups (including the UPC and UB groups that coordinate the programme, in effect continuously since 1994); and the exceptional facilities that doctoral students have access to for carrying out thesis-related research work, including EU facilities and facilities that have been recognised as “outstanding” by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. These top-notch facilities include the UPC’s wave flume and the large oceanographic research vessels managed by various agencies and used mainly by the UB and the UPC. The creation of joint centres involving the CSIC, the UPC and the UB, and the two universities and the Government of Catalonia (all linked to this doctoral programme), is further evidence of the capabilities of the partner universities and their researchers, and of the synergies needed to provide doctoral students with specialised training in this field. The research, development and innovation strategy of the two institutions, and those of the public-sector bodies and companies that collaborate with them, benefits from the doctoral programme in Marine Sciences (which produces new specialists and transferable research results). Conversely, the doctoral programme benefits from a scientific, social and economic framework that facilitates the generation of new ideas and yields fruitful interactions for research and, sometimes, for its funding.

The results obtained over the more than 25 years that the joint doctoral programme in Marine Sciences has been offered—in terms of theses, papers and research projects, added value in training, and benefits to society—provide ample justification for the programme, which has also produced impressive results in terms of the ratio of theses to enrolled students, grants obtained, and the number of publications in journals with a very high impact factor. These strengths have been widely recognised. For example, a number of Latin American countries, including Brazil, Chile and Mexico, prioritise or grant exclusive status to this programme when awarding scholarships to their citizens to complete doctoral theses in the marine sciences in Spain. This preferential treatment also shows that the programme is very well regarded in the Spanish-speaking world.

Other Universities

University of Barcelona

COORDINATOR

Sanchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustin

CONTACT

Office 202 – Building C2 (North Campus)
Tel.: 934 016 497
E-mail: doctorat.CMAR.camins@upc.edu

Programme website

General information

Access profile

The doctoral programme in Marine Sciences is aimed at students with a strong background at the bachelor’s and master's level, in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 99/2011, in marine sciences or a related field.

It is therefore also aimed at students who have completed degrees in biology, geology, environmental sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, geography or related fields. It is also a programme conceived and designed by and for engineers, preferably those who have completed a degree in civil or naval engineering. The doctoral course is also open to graduates of industrial engineering, telecommunications and architecture programmes. Students who hold equivalent degrees from foreign universities are also welcomed.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

10

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Enrollment aid

The doctoral programme in Marine Sciences is in contact with some of the institutions that award international, European and Spanish grants and scholarships. For any additional information, doctoral students can contact their thesis supervisor directly or, alternatively, the tutor assigned to them at the start of their doctoral training. For further details, contact the doctoral school of the UPC or the UB or the administrative officers responsible for the programme.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
Other Universities:

University of Barcelona


STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (PROMOTORA)
  • (ENG)Laboratori d'Enginyeria Marítima
Specific URL of the doctoral program:
https://deca.upc.edu/ca/doctorat-recerca/doctorat/ciencies-mar

CONTACT:

Office 202 – Building C2 (North Campus)
Tel.: 934 016 497
E-mail: doctorat.CMAR.camins@upc.edu


Agreements with other institutions

Convenio colaboración_UB_UPC Ciencias del Mar.pdf

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

The doctoral programme in Marine Sciences is aimed at students with a strong background at the bachelor’s and master's level, in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 99/2011, in marine sciences or a related field.

It is therefore also aimed at students who have completed degrees in biology, geology, environmental sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, geography or related fields. It is also a programme conceived and designed by and for engineers, preferably those who have completed a degree in civil or naval engineering. The doctoral course is also open to graduates of industrial engineering, telecommunications and architecture programmes. Students who hold equivalent degrees from foreign universities are also welcomed.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

The main admission criterion is training within the framework of an official Spanish bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and a master's degree (or equivalent), that prepares the student to undertake and benefit from the research training provided on the doctoral programme in Marine Sciences.

Therefore, the following points will be given particular consideration:

• Master’s level or equivalent qualifications held by applicants (and corresponding course plans)
• Bachelor’s level or equivalent qualifications held by applicants (and corresponding course plans)
• Other merits for which the applicant has provided documentary proof, such as periods of mobility spent at marine science research centres, publications and professional experience

The admission process involves the following steps:

I. Applicants’ entrance qualifications are assessed. Those who hold degrees that are fully compatible with the doctoral programme are automatically pre-admitted. This applies in the case of degrees in:

a) Marine sciences and oceanography
b) Civil and naval engineering
c) Biology, geology, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences and mathematics

For other studies, the Programme Committee reviews the curriculum for the degree completed by the applicant and submits a proposal to the university where they plan to enrol if accepted.

In all cases, the secretary for the doctoral programme in Marine Sciences will verify that the curriculum includes the subjects most closely related to the four basic branches of marine sciences. This verification process may point to the need for a student to complete bridging courses. Relevant details will be discussed in an interview with the student concerned.

II. For pre-admitted students, an order of priority will be established based on the following factors (weighting in parentheses):

a) Marks for previous studies (55%).
b) Projects that introduce students to research (e.g. on master’s programmes), publications and contributions to conferences and scientific meetings mentioned on the applicant’s CV (30%).
c) Grants, scholarships or financial aid received (10%).
d) Other merits (5%).

Training complements

The academic committee for the programme may require that doctoral students pass specific bridging courses, which will be linked to research training credits. These credits will be compulsory for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree that carries 300 or more ECTS credits and qualifies them for admission to the doctoral programme but does not include credits of this type. In such cases, the committee will keep track of the bridging courses completed and establish appropriate criteria to limit their duration.

Bridging courses will provide research training. In no case may doctoral students be required to enrol for 60 or more ECTS credits. (The academic regulations for UPC doctoral courses state that bridging courses may also provide cross-disciplinary training, but it is anticipated that this point will be changed so that bridging courses are associated only with research training credits, particularly in the case of students admitted to a doctoral programme with a bachelor’s degree that carries 300 ECTS credits.)

Taking into account the doctoral student activity report, the academic committee may propose measures that complement those specified in the regulations and which result in doctoral students who do not meet the specified requirements being excluded from the programme.

For the doctoral programme in Marine Sciences, decisions concerning any bridging courses required will be based on the recommendations of tutors, with the approval of the interuniversity committee for the programme. Every effort will be made to ensure that students admitted from the interuniversity master's degree in Marine Science: Oceanography and Marine Management (a joint UB-UPC programme) or similar degrees are not required to take any bridging courses.

When a student's academic background leads their tutor to conclude that additional training is needed, the student concerned will be required to complete credits based on the joint master’s degree in Marine Science: Oceanography and Marine Management. As a general rule, tutors will select specialisation modules from the master’s programme that provide added value for the student’s training. For example, students admitted to the doctoral programme in Marine Sciences who have gaps in their knowledge of chemistry or engineering will be recommended to complete the corresponding training modules.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

From around mid-September to mid-October of each academic year.

February (extraordinary enrolment), mainly for students awaiting visas and/or grants

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

From around mid-September to mid-October of each academic year.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

- Activity: Tutorial.

Hours: 432.

Type: compulsory.

- Activity: Courses.

Hours: 72.

Type: optional.

- Activity: Seminars.

Hours: 25.

Type: optional.

- Activity: Workshops.

Hours: 10.

Type: optional.

- Activity: Research stays.

Hours: 480.

Type: optional.

- Activity: Training in information skills.

Hours: 8.

Type: optional.

- Activity: Research methodology.

Hours: 12.

Type: optional.

- Activity: Innovation and creativity.

Hours: 8.

Type: optional.

- Activity: Language and communication skills.

Hours: 18.

Type: optional.

- Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.

Hours: 4.

Type: compulsory.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

Resources are made available to the interuniversity doctoral programme in Marine Sciences by the two institutions involved (the UPC and the UB) and other collaborating institutions, including the CSIC centres in Catalonia that support the programme. Students therefore have access to:

• Research equipment for use in the field/at sea and in the laboratory, which constitutes one of the most powerful arrays of technical-scientific infrastructure in Spain for conducting marine science research.

Equipment available to doctoral students includes:

• Maritime Research and Experimentation Wave Flume (CIEM)

• Network of Oceanographic and Meteorological Instruments (XIOM)

• Pool of mooring instrumentation (UB)

• Laboratories of the Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology (UPC)

• Laboratories of the Department of Ecology (Faculty of Biology, UB)

• Laboratories of the Department of Stratigraphy, Palaeontology and Marine Geosciences (Faculty of Geology, UB)

• Laboratories of the Blanes Centre for Advanced Studies (CSIC)

• Laboratories of the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (CSIC)

• Laboratories of the Institute of Marine Sciences (CSIC)

• Laboratories of the Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia.

• Access to oceanographic vessels of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and the Geological and Mining Survey of Argentina (SEGEMAR), and to medium and small vessels of the Government of Catalonia, the UB, the UPC and private operators, as well as oceanographic and drilling vessels operated by other countries.

• CEAB oceanographic buoy.

• Numerical facilities, including various models developed by participating research groups and the libraries and machine resources of the institutions involved and programme partners. A particularly valuable resource that students have access to is the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the recently upgraded MareNostrum supercomputer.

• Specific software for processing and visualisation of large volumes of data under licence (UB, UPC and collaborating institutions).

• Students also have access to the libraries of the two universities and partner organisations. Through the UB’s Learning and Research Resources Centre (CRAI) and the University Union Catalogue of Catalonia (CCUC), students have online access to all of the collections held by the University Libraries Consortium of Catalonia (CBUC), which include over nine million documents. In addition, for their specific work, students have access to documents held by the research groups involved in the doctoral programme, including reports, maps and other types of documents that fall under the rubric of “grey” literature, which is often needed to conduct research work in an efficient manner. All of these resources make it even easier for students to focus and develop their thesis.


Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

  • SANTIN MURIEL, ANDREU: Exploration and Discovery of Sponge Assemblages on the Continental Shelf and Slope of the Catalano-Balearic Sea by means of non-Invasive Techniques.
    Author: SANTIN MURIEL, ANDREU
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN MARINE SCIENCES
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 28/09/2021
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: GILI SARDÁ, JOSEP MARIA | GRINYÓ ANDREU, JORDI
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: RIOS LOPEZ, MARIA PILAR
         SECRETARI: GEROVASILEIOU, VASILEIOS
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: BOGALHO TEIXEIRA XAVIER, JOANA RITA
    Thesis abstract: Sponge assemblages dominate several distinctive, hard-bottom environments, being one of the most important structural organisms at several locations around the world. Although the Mediterranean sponge fauna is among the world's most studied, information is minimal for sponges from Mediterranean deep-sea areas compared to shallow waters, with most of the data deriving from indirect sampling methods or from by-catch specimens collected by bottom trawlers. Taking advantage of the footage and material collected during the Life + INDEMARES, ABIDES and ABRIC projects, the present thesis aims to shed light, by means of non-invasive methods, into the sponge communities occurring in two remarkable sites of the Catalano-Balearic Sea (northwestern Mediterranean Sea): The Site of Community Interest (SCI) of the Menorca Channel (Balearic archipelago), which is to become a future Marine Protected Area (MPA), and the Cold Water-Coral (CWC) communities recently discovered in the Blanes Canyon.Regarding the Menorca Channel SCI, this thesis characterized, by means of quantitative analyses of video transects, the main sponge assemblages occurring in the area, with a special focus on the geographical, bathymetrical and size-structure distribution of its most relevant habitat-forming sponge. Quantitative analysis of 85 video-transects (a total linear distance of 75 km), together with representative collections to confirm species identifications, allowed to discriminate six major assemblages, which mainly corresponded to differences in substrate type and depth. Highest sponge densities and abundances were concentrated in areas of high hydrodynamism, namely the rocky shoals offshore Cap Formentor and the Menorca Canyon¿s head. Most of the studied species were dominated by small to medium size classes, suggesting pulse recruitment events. A clear depth-zonation pattern has been observed, going from the inner continental shelf to the upper slope. At the same time, the continental shelf harbored the presence of diverse and contrasting growth morphologies, yet the biggest forms occurred at the shelf edge and the upper slope. Regarding the identified assemblages, on the inner continental shelf, a semi-sciaphilous Axinellid assemblage dominated the rocky outcrops. Maërl beds on the inner continental shelf were dominated by Haliclona (Reniera) mediterranea, whereas the horny sponge Aplysina cavernicola and several other haliclonids mostly dominated maërl beds and rocky substrates of the outer shelf. Soft sediments on the shelf break hosted a monospecific Thenea muricata assemblage, whereas rocky substrates of the shelf break were characterized by a mixture of encrusting, columnar and fan-shaped sponges. Finally, the upper slope was dominated by Hamacantha (Vomerula) falcula and the hexactinellid Tetrodictyum reiswigi. This thesis highlights the presence of dense, well-preserved sponge populations in the Menorca Channel, and provides a baseline for their future monitoring once the MPA is declared, potentially serving as reference for other areas across the Atlanto-Mediterranean region.Regarding the Blanes canyon, the present thesis provides the first insight on the associated sponge fauna of its recently discovered CWC communities, while also reviewing the current knowledge of the sponge fauna dwelling in all the Mediterranean CWC provinces. In regards to the studied area, some rare species are cited for the first time in the Mediterranean or redescribed, while two of them, Hamacantha (Hamacantha) hortae and Hamigera bibiloni are new to science. At a basin scale, Mediterranean CWC appear as poriferan biodiversity hotspots, yet current diversity values on each site rather represent a small fraction of its actual fauna. Additionally, the existence of an endemic sponge fauna exclusively dwelling on CWC is refuted. Nonetheless, the sponge fauna thriving in Mediterranean CWC appears to be unique, and different from that of other Atlantic regions.
  • VALLÈS CASANOVA, IGNASI: Retroflections in the tropical Atlantic Ocean
    Author: VALLÈS CASANOVA, IGNASI
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN MARINE SCIENCES
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 17/09/2021
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: PELEGRÍ LLOPART, JOSE LUIS
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: HERNÁNDEZ GUERRA, ALONSO
         SECRETARI: BALLABRERA POY, JOAQUIM
         VOCAL: RODRIGUEZ DE FONSECA, BELEN
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: HERNÁNDEZ, FABRICE
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: FARNETI, RICCARDO
    Thesis abstract: The upper ocean circulation is the area of confluence of two major vertical cells: the large-scale overturning Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and the regional relatively shallow Subtropical Cells (STCs). Both meridional cells interact in a complex system of zonal currents driven by fluctuations of the trade winds. The thermocline waters that subduct in the subtropical South Atlantic join the northward AMOC limb in the western boundary North Brazil Current and Undercurrent system (NBC/NBUC). When the NBC crosses the equator the Coriolis force vanishes and it becomes unstable, therefore it retroflects forced by fluctuations in the easterly winds and associated zonal sea surface height (SSH) gradient . These changes are part of coupled ocean-atmosphere variations that cover a wide range of timescales. A total net transport of 20.6 Sv and 1.0 PW are effectively exported equatorward through the NBC/NBUC system as a result transfer pathways between tropical and subtropical gyres in the South Atlantic. Once at the equator, 11.4 Sv of South Atlantic waters retroflect from the NBC into the eastward Equatorial Undercurrent (EUC) at thermocline layer which join 2.8 Sv arriving from the northern hemisphere. The NBC-EUC retroflection takes place at different latitudinal bands between 3 degrees south and 12 degrees north. A boreal fall maximum is only present in the northernmost retroflection coinciding with the seasonal cycle of the North Equatorial Countercurrent (NECC). At interannual scales the EUC reflects a major increase in the contribution from the South Atlantic tropical waters during 2008-2016 as compared with 1997-2007. The NBC-EUC retroflection occurs within an area where changes in SSH anomalies respond to the two main modes of tropical Atlantic variability: the Meridional Mode and Equatorial Mode. During the development of both events the zonal SSH gradient is modified by the activation of the Rosbby wave (RW) reflected mechanism. Consequently, the zonal current system is altered. Concretely, during a positive Meridional Mode NECC, EUC and north South Equatorial Current (nSEC) intensify, or weaken during negative phase. The associated RW-reflected mechanism results to a Kelvin wave (KW) which reverses the equatorial zonal gradients developing an Equatorial Mode-like pattern. The ocean currents response is not than robust compared with the Meridional Mode. Concretely, the EUC displays a non-linear response probably as a result of external forcings and/or the intrinsic diversity of the Equatorial Mode. The diversity of Equatorial Mode has been studied by applying an empirical orthogonal function (EOF) analysis of a sample of 22 time series of warm Equatorial Mode (or Atlantic Niño) events. This technique reveals four different types of spatio-temporal distributions of SST anomalies (SSTA) in the equatorial Atlantic in the period 1982-2019. These four different types are preceded by different local and remote forcings (i.e: ENSO). Moreover, they are associated with different climatic response on areas in the surrounding continents: northeast region in South America and Western Africa.

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List of lodged theses

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List of defended theses by year

  • AMBROSO, STEFANO: Distribution patterns and abundance of Antarctic pristine benthic communities.
    Author: AMBROSO, STEFANO
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/671472
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN MARINE SCIENCES
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 25/01/2021
    Thesis director: GILI SARDÁ, JOSEP MARIA | TEIXIDÓ ULLOD, NÚRIA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: RODRIGUEZ DIAZ, ESTEFANIA
         SECRETARI: GRINYÓ ANDREU, JORDI
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: PINEDA METZ, SANTIAGO ESTEBAN AGUSTIN
    Thesis abstract: Knowledge of the abundance, distribution patterns, and population ecology of antarctic benthic biodiversity have increased considerably during the last decades. Antarctic marine benthic biodiversity has been sampled primarily in areas close to research stations and mainly at shallow depths since more than 100 years using a range of sampling methods, including benthic sleds or trawls and grabs each of which targets a particular community or habitat. Recent technological advances and increased availability of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), manned submersibles, and video equipped towed gears have significantly increased accessibility to mid and outer continental shelves, continental slopes, submarine canyons and seamounts, thus allowing the direct observation and quantitative study of megabenthic assemblages wthout any impact on the benthic community.Due to the high cost and logistics of these benthic sampling, particularly in Antarctica, studies are often limited to only one biological sampling method. Results of biodiversity studies are used for a range of purposes, including taxonomy, trophic ecology, growth rates, reproductive ecology, environmental impact assessments, and predictive modelling, all of which underpin appropriate marine resource management. However, the generality of marine biodiversity patterns identified among different sampling methods is unknown.This is one of the resons why more comparative studies are necessary to better understand the ecosystem patterns and processes in antactic regions in a context of climate change scenario. Major regions of the Antarctic shelf appear to be undergoing rapid climate change, such as warming on the Antarctic Peninsula in the past few decades. Such climate change will affect benthic ecosystems through changes in benthic-pelagic coupling. For these porpouse this tesis pretend to generally understand the distribution and the eocological paper that benthic organisms have on the benthic ecosystem of the antarctic continental shelf. This thesis includes for chaptersIn the first chapter we investigate ophiuroid assemblages in terms of the distribution and diversity patterns at three different environmental regimes and depths in the Antarctic Peninsula. In the second chapter we assessed the health status of Antarctic gorgonian assemblages in a pristine and remote area in the southernmost part of the Weddell Sea continental shelf. In the third chapter we compared the performance of two sampling gears by assessing quantitative data on the continental shelf of three oceanographically very distinct regions in Antarctic Peninsula. Finally in the fourth chapter we tried to understand the way in which a gorgonian population affects the diversity of the surrounding megafaunal species, by characterizing gorgonian assemblages dwelling on two very contrasting continental shelves.

  • CALDERÓN VEGA, FELÍCITAS: Probabilistic characterization of single and concurrent metocean variables of Mexican coasts with seasonal variability using extreme value theory, with application to reliability of coastal structures.
    Author: CALDERÓN VEGA, FELÍCITAS
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/672117
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN MARINE SCIENCES
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 20/04/2021
    Thesis director: GARCÍA SOTO, ADRIAN DAVID | MÖSSO ARANDA, OCTAVIO CESAR

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: OCAMPO TORRES, FRANCISCO JAVIER
         SECRETARI: SANCHEZ-ARCILLA CONEJO, AGUSTIN
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: FERRER RODRÍGUEZ, LUIS
    Thesis abstract: This thesis encompasses a set of different subjects related to metocean variables but studied from different perspectives. The metocean variables are mainly significant wave heights and wind velocities and, to a lesser extent, wave periods. The extreme value theory is used to probabilistically characterized the metocean variables by means of the generalized extreme value distribution (GEV). The effect of seasonality is included by considering monthly maxima and using harmonic and subharmonic functions (i.e., time dependency in the GEV model is incorporated). Although Mexican information was not available to this study, the studies are considered applicable to Mexican coasts in the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific, since available public information from U.S. buoys located in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans relatively close to the Mexican coasts is employed. For the Pacific region, the GEV model accounting for seasonality is applied to data from a buoy (this is reported in an article in the appendix and summarized as a book chapter in the compendium of publications) and comparisons are carried out versus analogous results for buoys in the Gulf of Mexico obtained in a previous study (included also in the appendix). In other part of the thesis (another book chapter in the compendium), but also for the buoy in the Pacific Ocean, a study is carried out to assess the impact of including or excluding an atypical wave height in the seasonality and in future projections (i.e., wave heights associated with given return periods), since an atypically large significant wave heigh was observed for the considered buoy. One more study (an article in the compendium) introduces the wind velocity as a Metocean variable to be characterized with the time-dependent GEV model from data of a buoy in the Gulf of Mexico. This wind velocity is not for monthly maxima, but for the recorded wind velocity which simultaneously occurred with the maximum significant wave heights. This allowed to propose a simplified approach to determined concurrent significant wave heights and associated wind velocities for given return periods, while accounting for seasonality and quantitatively establishing the uncertainty in the correlated metocean variables in question. This proposal can be potentially used for design and engineering purposes, if the metocean are considered as hazards which imposed demands on coastal (and structural) engineering systems. Additionally, the effect of varying the considered time window for the extreme projections is explored. In a final study (also an article in the compendium), an introduction to the reliability of coastal (and also structural) engineering systems is presented; a breakwater is used as case-study. The coastal structure is subjected to the action of wave heights with different wave periods, for which the joint Longuet-Higgins distribution is used, and the overtopping probability of failure is computed by using classical and revisited reliability approaches. Future studies could combine the characterization of metocean variables as time-dependent GEV models and the used reliability approaches to further investigate the reliability of coastal and offshore systems.

  • DE VREESE, STEFFEN: MORPHO-FUNCTIONALITY of the TOOTHED WHALE EXTERNAL EAR CANAL
    Author: DE VREESE, STEFFEN
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN MARINE SCIENCES
    Department: (DECA)
    Mode: Change of supervisor
    Reading date: 17/06/2021
    Thesis director: ANDRE SANCHEZ, MICHEL | MAZZARIOL, SANDRO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: COZZI, BRUNO
         SECRETARI: REIG PUIG, MARIA LOURDES
         VOCAL: COSTIDIS, ALEXANDER
         VOCAL: HUGGENBERGER, STEFAN
         VOCAL: REIDENBERG, JOY
    Thesis abstract: While marine, anthropogenic noise pollution is a scientific and societal matter of concern, there is limited knowledge on how sea animals, particularly cetaceans, perceive their environment through sounds. Toothed whales, like all cetaceans, show a series of astonishing morphological and physiological evolutionary adaptations, of which one of the most striking can be found in the complex configuration of the hearing apparatus. The external ear canal, although no longer considered a direct actor in the sound reception process, also shows surprising adaptation with many active structures and a complex peripheral innervation, although basic knowledge on its morphology is inconclusive at the moment.This study aimed at providing fundamental knowledge on the morphology of the external ear canal in various toothed whales, associated to its sensory capabilities with in-depth morphological descriptions of its shape and course, lumen and content, epithelium, glands, lymphoid tissue, vascularization, innervation, muscular tissue, cartilage, fat and connective tissue. Furthermore, specific attention was given to the identification and morphological characterization of the sensory formations associated with the external ear canal, and the comparison with the terrestrial cetartiodactyl external ear canal, to gain perspective of a comprehensive understanding of the cetacean sensory abilities.Post-mortem samples were gathered during necropsies of wild toothed whales, in an international collaborative effort. The tissues were inspected macroscopically and subjected to microscopic studies including immunohistochemical analyses using antibodies specific for nervous tissue, various histochemical techniques, ultrastructural investigation using transmission electron microscopy, and 3D reconstruction from histological slides of the ear canal and associated tissues.The winding structure of the external ear canal revealed a complex organ that comprises a physiological function reflected in its delicate anatomical structures, all of which are discussed in detail. Remarkably, the innervation showed an extensive intramural nervous plexus with the predominant presence of simple lamellar corpuscles, similar to Pacinian corpuscles although without an outer core or capsule. There were differences in conformation along the canal, from a network that fully encompasses the ear canal to a nervous tissue ridge that bulges into the lumen.The work elaborates on hypotheses related to the external ear canal¿s function and the somatosensory system in toothed whales, taking into account the importance of the perspective of sensory modalities in the marine environment. The results indicate it plays an important physiological function, which impairment may have direct effects on their sensory capabilities and compromise essential physiological processes. It also puts into question to what extent there might be an adverse effect from various sources of anthropogenic noise, as it can cause physical changes in the sensory tissues in cetaceans and other marine fauna.

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Theses related publications

AUTHOR:LOPEZ-DORIGA SANDOVAL, UXIA
Title:The influence of Climate Change on the coastal Risk Landscape of the Catalan coast.
Reading date:18/12/2020
Director:JIMENEZ QUINTANA, JOSE ANTONIO
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
López-Dóriga, U. (2016). La influencia del cambio climático en el paisaje del riesgo costero. Aplicación al litoral catalán.

López-Dóriga, U.; Jimenez, J.A.; Valdemoro, H.; Nicholls, R.J. (2019). Impact of sea-level rise on the tourist-carrying capacity of Catalan beaches. - Ocean and coastal management, ISSN: 0964-5691 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.482; Quartil: Q2)

López-Dóriga, U.; Jimenez, J.A.; Bisaro, A.; Hinkel, J. (2020). Financing and implementation of adaptation measures to climate change along the Spanish coast. - Science of the total environment, ISSN: 0048-9697 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.551; Quartil: Q1)

López-Dóriga, U.; Jimenez, J.A. (2020). Impact of relative sea-level rise on low-lying coastal areas of Catalonia, NW Mediterranean, Spain. - Water, ISSN: 2073-4441 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.544; Quartil: Q2)

López-Dóriga, U.; Villares, M.; Roca, E. (2017). La gestión costera ante los escenarios de cambio climático: un análisis de percepción social.

López-Dóriga, U.; Jimenez, J.A.; Valdemoro, H. (2017). “ The impacts of sea-level rise on the recreational use of Catalan beaches: Application in the Costa Brava”..

López-Dóriga, U.; Jimenez, J.A.; Hinkel, J.; Bisaro, A. (2019). Adaptation measures to climate change along the Spanish coast. How are we doing?.

López-Dóriga, U.; Jimenez, J.A. (2020). Relative sea-level rise induced changes in habitat distribution in the Ebro Delta: implications for adaptation strategies.

AUTHOR:ROS CHAOS, SERGIO
Title:The transport and environmental impacts of cruise ships. Application to the case of the Port of Barcelona
Reading date:17/12/2020
Director:SANCHEZ-ARCILLA CONEJO, AGUSTIN
Co-director:SAURI MARCHAN, SERGI
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Ros, S.; Pino, D.; Sauri, S.; Sanchez-arcilla, A. (2018). Cruise passenger impacts on mobility within a port area: case of the Port of Barcelona. - International journal of tourism research, ISSN: 1099-2340 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.278; Quartil: Q2)

Ros, S.; Pallis, A.; Sauri, S.; Pino, D.; Sanchez-arcilla, A. (2020). Economies of scale in cruise shipping. - Maritime Economics & Logistics, ISSN: 1479-2931 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 1.661; Quartil: Q4)

AUTHOR:RODRÍGUEZ ROS, PABLO
Title: Modelling of isoprene distribution and cycling in the ocean.
Reading date:16/07/2020
Director:SIMÓ MARTORELL, RAFAEL
Co-director:VALLINA FERNÁNDEZ, SERGIO MANUEL
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Rodriguez, P. (2016). Modelización biogeoquímica de la emisión oceánica de compuestos volátiles de importancia climática.

AUTHOR:HOAREAU, NINA
Title:Variability, Geophysical Consistency, and Calibration Errors of Sea Surface Salinity Remote Sensing Data .
Reading date:18/11/2019
Tutor/a:SANCHEZ-ARCILLA CONEJO, AGUSTIN
Director:BALLABRERA POY, JOAQUIM
Co-director:PORTABELLA ARNUS, MARCOS
Mention:No
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Ortigosa, I.; Castells-Sanabra, Marcella; Mateu, J.; Bardají, R.; Hoareau, N.; Simon, C.; Pelegrí, J.; Vallès, I. (2020). Adapting the existing coastal patí a vela fleet for scientic purposes.

AUTHOR:SOLSONA BERGA, ALBA
Title:Advancement of Methods for Passive Acoustic Monitoring: A Framework for the Study of Deep-Diving Cetacean.
Reading date:30/01/2019
Director:ANDRE SANCHEZ, MICHEL
Co-director:BAUMANN-PICKERING, SIMONE
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Baumann-Pickering, S.; Roch, M.; Brownell , R.; Solsona, A. (2014). Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Beaked Whale Echolocation Signals in the North Pacific. - PloS one, ISSN: 1932-6203 (JCR Impact Factor-2014: 3.234; Quartil: Q1)

Solsona, A.; Wright, A.; Galatius, A. (2015). Do larger tag packages alter diving behavior in harbor porpoises?. - Marine mammal science, ISSN: 0824-0469 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 1.665; Quartil: Q2)

Andre, M.; Caballe, A.; Van Der Schaar, M.; Solsona, A.; Houegnigan, L.; Zaugg, S.A.; Sánchez, A.; Castell, J.; Vila, F. (2017). Sperm whale long-range echolocation sounds revealed by ANTARES, a deep-sea neutrino telescope. - Scientific reports, ISSN: 2045-2322 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 4.122; Quartil: Q1)

Solsona, A. (2015). Automated real-time acoustic monitoring of Mediterranean beahed whales at ANTARES underwater observatory.

Van Der Schaar, M.; Lahmann, R.; Graf, K.; Houegnigan, L.; Solsona, A.; De Vreese, S.; Sanchez, A.M.; Andre, M. (2017). Acoustics in water: synergies with marine biology.

AUTHOR:RÀFOLS BUNDÓ, LAURA
Title:Analysis of the ocean dynamics in a wind-jet region using high-resolution models.
Reading date:13/09/2018
Director:ESPINO INFANTES, MANUEL
Co-director:GRIFOLL COLLS, MANUEL
Mention:Doctorat Industrial
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Grifoll, M.; Navarro, J.; Pallares, E.; Rafols, L.; Espino, M.; Palomares, A. (2016). Ocean-atmosphere-wave characterisation of a wind jet (Ebro shelf, NW Mediterranean Sea). - Nonlinear processes in geophysics, ISSN: 1023-5809 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.329; Quartil: Q3)

Rafols, L.; Pallares, E.; Espino, M.; Grifoll, M.; Sanchez-arcilla, A.; Bravo, M.; Saiouni, A. (2017). Wind-wave characterization in a wind-jet region: the Ebro delta case. - Journal of marine science and engineering, ISSN: 2077-1312 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 0.0; Quartil: )

Rafols, L.; Grifoll, M.; Jordà, G.; Espino, M.; Saiouni, A.; Bravo, M. (2017). Shelf circulation induced by an orographic wind jet. - Journal of geophysical research: oceans, ISSN: 2169-9291 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 2.939; Quartil: Q1)

Rafols, L.; Grifoll, M.; Espino, M. (2019). Wave–current interactions in a wind-jet region. - Ocean science, ISSN: 1812-0784 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.864; Quartil: Q2)

Pallares, E.; Rafols, L.; Espino, M.; Grifoll, M.; Lopez, J.; Bravo, M.; Saiouni, A.; Gracia, V.; Garcia, M. (2014). High resolution ocean modeling forecast for a coastal early warning system in the Catalan Coast.

Rafols, L.; Saiouni, A.; Bravo, M.; Espino, M.; Grifoll, M. (2015). Sea level and current validation for an early warning coastal system on the Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean Sea).

Espino, M.; Grifoll, M.; Cerralbo, P.; Rafols, L.; García Sotillo, Marcos; Álvarez, E.; Sanchez-arcilla, A. (2015). Sistemas operacionales de predicción de corrientes en el marco del Proyecto Samoa: implementación y primeras validaciones.

Grifoll, M.; Navarro, J.; Rafols, L.; Pallares, E.; Espino, M.; Palomares, A.; Jiménez, P.A. (2015). Ocean-atmosphere dynamics in a wind-jet region (Ebre Delta shelf, NW Mediterranean Sea).

Cerralbo, P.; Grifoll, M.; Rafols, L.; Sanchez-arcilla, A.; Espino, M.; Mestres, M.; García Sotillo, Marcos; Álvarez, E. (2016). Operational forecasting and statistical products for short term port management: Barcelona, Bilbao and Tarragona harbours.

Álvarez, E.; García Sotillo, Marcos; Pérez , B.; García, J.M.; Pérez, S.; Rodríguez, A.; Martínez, I.; Luna, Y.; Padorno, E.; Díaz, G.; López, J.; Medina Santamaría, Raúl; Grifoll, M.; Espino, M.; Mestres, M.; Rafols, L.; Sanchez-arcilla, A. (2016). SAMOA: la oceanografía operacional al servicio de las Autoridades Portuarias.

Rafols, L.; Grifoll, M.; Espino, M.; Saiouni, A.; Bravo, M. (2016). Study of the local circulation induced by a wind jet at the northern margin of the Ebre Shelf.

Rafols, L.; Grifoll, M.; Espino, M.; Cerralbo, P.; Saiouni, A.; Bravo, M.; Sanchez-arcilla, A. (2017). Wave-Current Interactions in a wind-jet region.

Grifoll, M.; Rafols, L.; Cerralbo, P.; Espino, M. (2017). Atmospheric-Wave-Current interactions in a wind-jet region: the case of the Ebro Delta shelf.

Cerralbo, P.; Rafols, L.; Espino, M.; Ahsbahs, T.; Badger, M.; Grifoll, M.; Sanchez-arcilla, A. (2018). Evaluating the Sentinel 1 wind product quality near the coast: the role of high resolution numerical models.

Espino, M.; Rafols, L.; Grifoll, M.; Sanchez-arcilla, A. (2018). Wave-current interactions in a wind-jet region.

Álvarez, E.; García Sotillo, Marcos; Pérez , B.; Grifoll, M.; Espino, M.; Mestres, M.; Rafols, L.; Sanchez-arcilla, A. (2018). Resultados del proyecto SAMOA: implementacióny planes de futuro.

AUTHOR:CUNHA MONTEIRO BERNARDI, MARCELA
Title:Natural and anthropogenic control of water quality of an amazon estuary. The Caeté estuary (Brazil).
Reading date:04/04/2017
Director:JIMENEZ QUINTANA, JOSE ANTONIO
Co-director:CAJUEIRO CARNEIRO PEREIRA, LUCI
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Atique, P.; da Costa, K.; Cunha, M.; Pereira, L.C.C.; da Costa, R.M. (2017). Copepod assemblages in a highly dynamic equatorial estuary on the Brazilian Amazon Coast. - Marine ecology. An evolutionary perspective, ISSN: 0173-9565 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.246; Quartil: Q3)

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
19/06/202025/09/2020ELABORACIÓ D'UN MODEL DE DISPERSIÓ PER LES AIGÜES QUE DESEMBOQUEN PER CANAL D'ILLA DE MAR A LA BADIA DEL FANGARINST.RECERCA I TECNOLOGI.AGROALIMEN
24/03/202023/07/2021Elaborar un plan de adaptación a los efectos del cambio climático de los Puertos adscritos a la Comunidad Autónoma de las Illes BalearsPORTS DE LES ILLES BALEARS
01/02/202031/01/2024Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories: Science, Service, SustainabilityCommission of European Communities
31/01/202031/03/2020Servei de redacció de l'estudi de propagació de l'onatge i la seva interacció amb el dic de recer al port de BlanesPORTS DE LA GENERALITAT
31/01/202030/04/2020ESTUDI PER AL REFORÇ I REPARACIÓ DEL DIC DE RECER DEL PORT DE BLANES (TEMPORAL GLORIA)Ports de la Generalitat
01/01/202031/05/2022MEDIOS DE EVALUACIÓN Y ATENUACIÓN DE LOS RIESGOS COSTEROS LOCALES DEBIDOS A LOS IMPACTOS DE LOS TEMPORALESCommission of European Communities
18/12/201931/12/2019Experiències pilot per realitzar tracking de bobines de cable carregades en camionsTOP-CABLE, SA
01/11/201931/12/2023Improving and Integrating European Ocean Observing and Forecasting Systems for Sustainable use of the OceansCommission of European Communities
02/10/201931/12/2019Support Activities for A1 HydrophoneSITEP ITALIA S.P.A
18/09/201930/04/2020Conveni únic per encàrrecs a CARNET per a la realització d'un projecte sobre/'MARITIME SHUTTLE”FUNDACIO C INNOVACIO I TEC CIT UPC
09/09/201908/10/2019Assessorament tècnic per a l'estudi i disseny de mesures al problema d'erosió costanera del municipi de GavàBARCELONA REG. A.M.D.U.I., S.A.
20/05/201931/10/2020 The main objective is to give support during the entire project live until October 2020, in the creation of a web-based SensorML generator, allowing users to create their own SensorMLs, describing inCYPRUS SUBSEA CONSULTING AND SERVIC
01/04/201931/03/2022Hydraulic Collector for Polymetallic Nodules from the DeepseaEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/04/201901/04/2022KIC RM BLUE HARVESTING-PA 18138 - Hydraulic Collector for Polymetallic Nodules from the DeepseaEuropean Commission
27/03/201924/12/2019Col.laboració LIM-UPC i METEOSIM per al desenvolupament de la investigació referent a l'aplicació de la eina Coastal Hazard Wheel (CHW) en diversos països costaners d'Àfrica Occidental i CamerunMETEOSIM SL
22/03/201921/03/2020SUBCONTRATACIÓ PER A LA INSTAL.LACIÓ DE DOS CORRENTÒMETRES ADCP A LA BADIA DEL FANGAR DURANT 1,5 MESOS EN EL PRIMER SEMESTRE DEL 2019, LES DADES RECOLLIDES S'UTILITZARAN EN EL MARC DEL PROJECTE SOBREINST.RECERCA I TECNOLOGI.AGROALIMEN
01/03/201904/04/2021amending the Design criteria of URban defences in LECZs through Composite-modelling of WAVE overtopping under climate change scenariosCommission of European Communities
01/03/201928/02/2020Execució de la segona campanya de mesures hidrodinàmiques a la Badia d’Inhambane (Moçambic) en el marc d’un projecte de col•laboració inter-universitària amb la UP-MaxixeCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020Desplegament d'una xarxa LORA per a la mesura de la hidrodinàmica dels rius de la badia d'InhambaneCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/02/201931/01/2023Potential and Validation of Sustainable Natural & Advance Technologies for Water & Wastewater Treatment, Monitoring and Safe Water Reuse in IndiaCommission of European Communities
01/01/201930/09/2019Diseño, optimización y validación de impresión de piezas 3D.ALSTOM TRANSPORTE, S.A.
01/01/201931/07/2019Formación especializada sobre el uso y explotación de los equipos e instrumentos de National Instruments.NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
01/01/201931/12/2021Joint Framework for Ocean Noise in the Atlantic SeasCommission of European Communities
01/01/201931/12/2021Producción sostenible de bioproductos a partir de microalgas y agua regeneradaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Morfodinamica de playas protegidas en el Mediterraneo frente el cambio climatico: ModeladoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201901/01/2022INTERREG-EAPA_52/2018-JONAS - Joint Framework for Ocean Noise in the Atlantic SeasEuropean Commission
01/01/201901/01/2022H2020-688975-Blue Nodules - Breakthrough solutions for the sustainable harvesting and processing of deep sea polymetallic nodulesEuropean Commission
01/01/201931/12/2022ENVironmental Research Infrastructures building Fair services Accessible for society, Innovation and ResearchCommission of European Communities
05/11/201831/12/2019 Wave flume experiments on sand transport processes and beach morphodynamicsUNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
16/10/201815/04/2019Redacció d'un dictamen/Informe tècnic exhaustiu i detall de l'afectació (per elements naturals i per infraestructures)AJUNTAMENT DE SALOU
01/10/201823/11/2018Large scale experiments for an alternative erosion control measure using sand-filled GEOSystemsEuropean Union Horizon 2020
10/09/201809/09/2021Servicios para el desarrollo y puesta en marcha de nuevos sistemas de predicción de corrientes de muy alta resolución en el interior de los puertos en el marco de Proyecto SAMOA2ORG.PÚBLICO PUERTOS DEL ESTADO
01/09/201830/09/2021Achieve Good Environmental Status for Coastal Infrastructures Construction - AGESCICEURCOM-D.G.FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
01/09/201801/09/2021LIFE17 ENV/FR/000233 - Achieve Good Environmental Status for Coastal Infrastructures Construction - AGESCICEuropean Commission
17/07/201816/07/2021Servicios para la realización de campañas de medidas de parametros climáticos, en puertos para la caracterización climática y validación de modelos de predicción en el marco del proyecto SAMOA2ORG.PÚBLICO PUERTOS DEL ESTADO
17/07/201816/07/2021Apoyo a las actividades de Puertos del Estado en materia de oceanografía operacionalORG.PÚBLICO PUERTOS DEL ESTADO
01/07/201831/12/2020CGL2017-90733-REDTAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
07/06/201830/06/2020Aplicaciones Labview para evaluar las prestaciones climáticas de unas unidades de metro y calibración de sensoresALSTOM TRANSPORTE, S.A.
19/05/201828/05/2018Contrato entre la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya y la empresa Triton Submarines EMEA S.L. para la validación de los controladores de los prpulsores del sumergible tripulado/'Triton LF/'TRITON SUBMARINES EMEA SL
01/05/201831/03/2019Development of a ship weather routing software for academic purposesInternational Association of Maritime Universities
01/04/201831/03/2020Coastal Unstructured Resolution for Aquatic EnvironmentsMERCATOR OCÉAN
24/03/201823/09/2018Propuesta de medidas generales en el ámbito del Delta incluidas en el informe-síntesis sobre la problemática y la vulnerabilidad del Delta del EbroM AGRIC PESCA ALIM Y MEDIO AMBIENTE
12/03/201831/12/2018Proyecto Dique Puerto San Antonio. Supervisión ensayos en instalaciones de Laboratorio UKSENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS CHILE
01/03/201830/03/2022Tracking of Plastic in Our SeasEuropean Research Council (ERC)
01/03/201831/12/2020Donació per a despeses de personal, viatges i compres de material del projecte SEA LICE.SONSETC, MAKING SENSE OF SOUNDS
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-U013 Formació en navegació sostenible i avaluació dels usos energètics i la sostenibilitat ambiental de la població rural de Isla Saboga (Panamà)Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
14/02/201830/09/2018Curs de formació a mida en programació de sistemes d'instrumentació i Modbus amb LabviewJOHNSON CONTROLS-HITACHI AIR CONDIT
01/01/201831/12/2020Redes de sensores submarinos autónomos y cableados aplicados a la monitorización remota de indicadores biológicosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020 Soluciones basadas en la naturaleza para la gestión costeraAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Enfoque y criterios para observacion y simulación integrada de soluciones transdisciplinares para ecosistemas marinos en bahias costerasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Rutas de adaptación al Cambio Climático en la zona costera Mediterránea. Superando los límites de la adaptabilidadAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/201728/02/2021Multi-purpose/Multi-sensor Extra Light Oceanography ApparatusCommission of European Communities
01/09/201731/07/2018Mantenimiento, calibración y ampliación de las aplicaciones embarcadas de adquisición de datos.SUMINISTROS ARSAM, SA
01/09/201731/12/2020Projecte d'Especialització i Competitivitat Territorial (PECT) Litoral Besòs Territori Sostenible. Operació Recerca per la sostenibilitat. Actuació Sensòrica. Monitorització de la qualitat de l’aigua del riu BesòsFondos FEDER
03/08/201731/12/2018Desarrollo de un sistema de enrutamiento de datos para sensores marinos y oceanográficosSENSORLAB, SL
11/07/201711/03/2018Sistema d’adquisició remot de dades per la mesura, visualització i gestió del consum d’aigua i temperatura del sector porcíMANTENIMENTS TERMENS SL
07/07/201731/12/2017Redacció de la memòria d'un sistema d'aiguamolls construïts per al tractament de les aigües residuals al refugi de l'Estany LlongPARC NACIONAL AIGÜESTORTES I ESTANY
30/06/201725/09/2017Model de circulació de la Badia del Fangar per a la gestió de les activitats d'aqüicultura i Marisqueig (Fase 1) en Deltebre i l'Ampolla.INST.RECERCA I TECNOLOGI.AGROALIMEN
07/06/201706/11/2017Análisis de ciclo de vida y estudio multicriterio utilizando el método MIVES para la caracterización de residuos de la planta de Vic.URBASER SA
16/05/201731/12/2021Improvement of data management, interoperability and data access infrastructure of a European Marine Observation and Data networkETT S.p.A
01/05/201731/12/2017Proyecto de prubea nuevo modelo de gestión: 4 contenedores: p/c-v-b-seco - continuaciónUrbaser S.A.
01/03/201731/08/2020European multidisciplinary seafloor and water column-European research infrastructure consortiumCommission of European Communities
01/02/201715/06/2017Estudi del comportament evolutiu de les platges de BarcelonaBARCELONA REG. A.M.D.U.I., S.A.
01/01/201731/03/2020KIC RM INNOLOGEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/01/201731/12/2018Manteniment d'aplicacions informàtiques, gestió de servidors, pàgines web i serveis de hostingCONSELL REGULADOR DEL CAVA
01/12/201630/11/2019Preparatory phase for the pan-European research infrastructure DANUBIUS-RI: the international center for advanced studies on river-sea systemsCommission of European Communities
01/12/201631/01/2020Monitorització de la biodiversitat, mitjançant la creació i la instal·lació d’una xarxa sense fils de sensors distribuïts per tot l’AmazonesTHE SENSE OF SILENCE FOUNDATION
09/11/201608/11/2017Desenvolupament de sistemes de instrumentació i test per a la calibració dels sistemes d'adquisició utilitzats en els assajos de les unitats de tren.ALSTOM TRANSPORTE, S.A.
03/11/201602/11/2017Pilot wetland wastewater system treatment of Brompuri and Green ValleySTB HOLDINGS, LTD
01/11/201631/10/2019Copernicus Evolution and Aplications with Sentinel Enhancements and Land Effluents for Shores and Seas (CEASELESS)Commission of European Communities
01/11/201631/10/2018Actividades especializadas de formación relacionadas con la instrumentación virtual.NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
27/07/201627/07/2020El servicio de asistencia técnica para el seguimiento ambiental del proyecto de extracción de arenas en el sector norte de la zona n de la autoridad portuaria de BilbaoUTE FUN.AZTI Y U.POLITÈCNICA CATAL.
01/07/201630/06/2019Proyecto de cooperación transnacional para promover la conservación y la protección del patrimonio natural del sector vitivinícola en la zona SUDOECommission of European Communities
09/06/201615/07/2016Asistencia Técnica en la redacción del proyecto de un sistema de humedales construidos de tratamiento de aguas para la mejora de la calidad de la laguna de la Manga del Mar MenorEDINART CONSULTING SLP
07/06/201631/12/2020Desenvolupament de projectes i serveis pel manteniment del registre de Vinyes del Consell Regulador del Cava (CRC)CONSELL REGULADOR DEL CAVA
01/06/201631/07/2019Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from WastewaterCommission of European Communities
01/06/201631/07/2016Suport tècnic per a la integració del sistema de mesures de corrents i meteorologia en boia de balissamentINNOVA OCEANOGRAFIA LITORAL, SL
26/04/201625/04/2017Desenvolupament de sistemes de instrumentació i test per al control de qualitat dels productesGATES P.T. SPAIN, S.A.
13/04/201613/04/2017Disseny i fabricació de sensors, automatització de sistemes per al test i caracterització de motors electrònicsDOGA, S.A.
13/04/201614/04/2017Disseny i fabricació de sensors i automatització de sistemes per al test i caracterització de motors electrònics.DOGA GESTIO, S.L.U.
01/03/201628/02/2020Sustainable Product, Energy and Resource Recovery from Wastewater — SuPER-WCommission of European Communities
02/02/201630/09/2016Millores en l'aplicació QUALIFO de PRYSMIAN, desenvolupada per SARTIPRYSMIAN SPAIN, SA
01/02/201631/07/2020Breakthrough solutions for the sustainable harvesting and processing of deep sea polymetallic nodulesCommission of European Communities
01/02/201601/02/2020Blue nodulesUnión Europea
01/01/201631/12/2019Morfodiámica de costas: interacción de patrones en diferentes escalasMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201630/06/2019Propulsión de Ferries: Simulación y Monitorización para pronóstico de la erosión en ámbitos portuariosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
03/12/201520/06/2017Desenvolupament d'eines de tractament i procés acústic per el control de la contaminació marina.SONSETC, MAKING SENSE OF SOUNDS
01/12/201530/11/2017Instrumentación y tecnologías aplicadas al estudio, caracterización y explotación sostenible del medio marinoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/12/201530/11/2017Modelo Avanzado de gestión integrada para la Red de INfraestructuras hidráulicas MARHISMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/11/201531/12/2016Estudio sobre la sensibilidad acústica de la plaga del Salmon NorwayNORWEGIAN QUALITY SEFFOD AS
14/10/201513/04/2016Estudio sensibilidad acústica del cargol de poma como medida para la lucha de la plaga en el Delta del Ebro.FORESTAL CATALANA, S,A,
01/10/201531/03/20192015 DI 004AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/10/201530/09/2016BEQUES DOCTORAT FUND.LA CAIXA 2015-3FUNDACIO LA CAIXA
29/09/201531/12/2015Donació SONSETC al Grup de Recerca LABSONSETC, MAKING SENSE OF SOUNDS
21/09/201531/12/2015Medición del campo electromagnético en la zona donde se instalará la plataforma oceanográfica de Canarias.PLOCAN
01/09/201530/09/2019Joint European Research Infrastrcture network for Coastal Observatory - Novel European eXpertise for coastal observaToriesCommission of European Communities
01/09/201531/08/2019HYDRALAB+ Adapting to climate changeCommission of European Communities
01/09/201531/08/2019EMSO implementation and operation: DEVelopment of instrumnent modeCommission of European Communities
28/07/201528/11/2015Elaboració de la cartografia de perillositat a la línea de costa causada per la dinàmica litoral. Aplicació als fulls 1:25.000: 78-26 (Palamós), 78-27 (Sant Feliu de Guíxols), 77-27 (Llagostera), 77-28 (Lloret de Mar)Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Medi Ambient i Habitatge
06/07/201530/06/2017Revisió aplicació informàtica/'CALIBRAO/', sistema desenvolupat pel calibratge de acceleròmetres.A.N.A ASCO-VANDELLOS II A.I.E.
15/06/201501/02/2016Servei per a l'elaboració de la cartografia de la perillositat a la línia de costa causada per la dinàmica litoral.Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya
15/06/201515/09/2015Diseño de un sistema de adquisición de datos para sensar el consumo eléctrico de un vagon de tren. Software para el registro, procesado y generación de informes.ALSTOM TRANSPORTE, S.A.
10/05/201531/12/2015Manteniment de les aplicacions pel regisre de vinyesCONSELL REGULADOR DEL CAVA
01/05/201531/12/2015Proyecto de prueba nuevo modelo de gestión: 4 contenedores: p/c-v-b-secoUrbaser S.A.
15/04/201530/06/2016Actuacions Locals Emblemàtiques en la Reutilització d'AiguaAJUNTAMENT GRANOLLERS
16/01/201502/03/2015Servicio para la caracterización preliminar del remonte del oleaje en el camping la LagunaCamping la Laguna
01/01/201530/04/2018El Paisaje del Riesgo Costero en el litoral catalán. La influencia del cambio climáticoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/201610th International Society of Environmental Biotechnology ConferenceMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD

Teaching staff and research groups

Research groups

UPC groups:External groups:

- Institute of Marine Sciences – Barcelona (ICM-CSIC)

- Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC)

- Oceans Catalonia International S.L.

- Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC)

- Blanes Centre for Advanced Studies (CEAB-CSIC)

- International Centre for Coastal Resources Research

- Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO)

- Benthic Ecology and Biology Research Group (Bentonic)

- Research and Development Centre (CID)

- Research Group on Marine Geosciences (Geociema)

Research areas:

• Physical and chemical oceanography
• Marine geosciences
• Marine biology
• Marine ecology
• Maritime engineering
• Coastal and marine area management

Teachers

Doctoral Programme teachers:External teachers:

ABELLÓ SALA, PERE
AGUZZI, JACOPO
ALBAIGES RIERA, JOAN
ALCARAZ MEDRANO, MIGUEL
ALONSO MARTÍNEZ, BELÉN
ALSINA TORRENT, JOSÉ Mª
ALVAREZ SALGADO, XOSÉ ANTÓN
ANTONIO GARCÍA, OLIVARES
ATIENZA ARIZNOVARRETA, DACHA
BALLABRERA POY, JOAQUIM
BALLESTEROS SAGARRA, ENRIQUE
BARATA MARTI, CARLOS
BLASCO FONT, DOLORS
CALAFAT FRAU, ANTONIO
CALBET FABREGAT, ALBERT
CAMP SANCHO, JORDI
CANALS ARTIGAS, MIQUEL
CARLOS DUARTE, QUESADA
COLL MONTÓN, MARTA
CRUZADO ALORDA, ANTONIO
DACHS MARGINET, JORDI
DEMESTRE ALTED, MONTSERRAT
ELISA BERDALET, ANDRÉS
FERNÁNDEZ GONZALEZ, FELIPE
FLOS BASSOLS, JORDI
FONT FERRÉ, JORDI
FUENTES, VERÓNICA LORENA
GARCÉS PIERES, ESTHER
GASOL PIQUÉ, JOSEP Mª
GILI SARDÁ, JOSEP Mª
GRIMALT OBRADOR, JOAN
GUEDES ABRANTES, FÁTIMA FILOMENA
GUILLEN ARANDE, JORGE
ISLA SAAVEDRA, ENRIQUE
LACORTE, SÍLVIA
LATASA ARCALIS, MIKEL
LORENA FUENTES, VERONICA
LÓPEZ LASERAS, PILAR
MARRASE PEÑA, MARIA CELIA
MARTA ESTRADA, MIYARES
MASSANA MOLERA, RAMON
MAYNOU HERNÁNDEZ, FRANCESC
MONTOYA TERAN, JOSÉ M
NAVARRO BERNABÉ, JOAN
PALANQUES MONTEYS, ALBERT
PELEGRÍ LLOPART, JOSE LUIS
PETERS , FRANCESC
PIERA FERNANDEZ, JAUME
PIÑA CAPÓ, BENJAMIN
PORTE VISA, CINTA
PUIG ALENYA, PERE
PÉREZ VALLMITJANA, MARTA
RAMÓN FRANQUESA, ARTES
ROMERO MARTINENGO, JAVIER
ROS ARAGONES, JOANDOMENEC
SAIZ SENDRÓS, ENRIC
SARDÁ BORROY, RAFAEL
SERRA RAVENTOS, JORDI
SIMARRO GRANDE, GONZALO
SIMÓ MARTORELL, RAFAEL
TURIEL MARTÍNEZ, ANTONIO
URGELES ESCLASANS, ROGER
VIDAL BARCELONA, MONTSERRAT
VIUDEZ LOMBA, ÁLVARO

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
19/06/202025/09/2020ELABORACIÓ D'UN MODEL DE DISPERSIÓ PER LES AIGÜES QUE DESEMBOQUEN PER CANAL D'ILLA DE MAR A LA BADIA DEL FANGARINST.RECERCA I TECNOLOGI.AGROALIMEN
24/03/202023/07/2021Elaborar un plan de adaptación a los efectos del cambio climático de los Puertos adscritos a la Comunidad Autónoma de las Illes BalearsPORTS DE LES ILLES BALEARS
01/02/202031/01/2024Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories: Science, Service, SustainabilityCommission of European Communities
31/01/202031/03/2020Servei de redacció de l'estudi de propagació de l'onatge i la seva interacció amb el dic de recer al port de BlanesPORTS DE LA GENERALITAT
31/01/202030/04/2020ESTUDI PER AL REFORÇ I REPARACIÓ DEL DIC DE RECER DEL PORT DE BLANES (TEMPORAL GLORIA)Ports de la Generalitat
01/01/202031/05/2022MEDIOS DE EVALUACIÓN Y ATENUACIÓN DE LOS RIESGOS COSTEROS LOCALES DEBIDOS A LOS IMPACTOS DE LOS TEMPORALESCommission of European Communities
18/12/201931/12/2019Experiències pilot per realitzar tracking de bobines de cable carregades en camionsTOP-CABLE, SA
01/11/201931/12/2023Improving and Integrating European Ocean Observing and Forecasting Systems for Sustainable use of the OceansCommission of European Communities
02/10/201931/12/2019Support Activities for A1 HydrophoneSITEP ITALIA S.P.A
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22/03/201921/03/2020SUBCONTRATACIÓ PER A LA INSTAL.LACIÓ DE DOS CORRENTÒMETRES ADCP A LA BADIA DEL FANGAR DURANT 1,5 MESOS EN EL PRIMER SEMESTRE DEL 2019, LES DADES RECOLLIDES S'UTILITZARAN EN EL MARC DEL PROJECTE SOBREINST.RECERCA I TECNOLOGI.AGROALIMEN
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01/02/201931/01/2023Potential and Validation of Sustainable Natural & Advance Technologies for Water & Wastewater Treatment, Monitoring and Safe Water Reuse in IndiaCommission of European Communities
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01/01/201931/07/2019Formación especializada sobre el uso y explotación de los equipos e instrumentos de National Instruments.NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
01/01/201931/12/2021Joint Framework for Ocean Noise in the Atlantic SeasCommission of European Communities
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01/01/201901/01/2022INTERREG-EAPA_52/2018-JONAS - Joint Framework for Ocean Noise in the Atlantic SeasEuropean Commission
01/01/201901/01/2022H2020-688975-Blue Nodules - Breakthrough solutions for the sustainable harvesting and processing of deep sea polymetallic nodulesEuropean Commission
01/01/201931/12/2022ENVironmental Research Infrastructures building Fair services Accessible for society, Innovation and ResearchCommission of European Communities
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01/10/201823/11/2018Large scale experiments for an alternative erosion control measure using sand-filled GEOSystemsEuropean Union Horizon 2020
10/09/201809/09/2021Servicios para el desarrollo y puesta en marcha de nuevos sistemas de predicción de corrientes de muy alta resolución en el interior de los puertos en el marco de Proyecto SAMOA2ORG.PÚBLICO PUERTOS DEL ESTADO
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17/07/201816/07/2021Servicios para la realización de campañas de medidas de parametros climáticos, en puertos para la caracterización climática y validación de modelos de predicción en el marco del proyecto SAMOA2ORG.PÚBLICO PUERTOS DEL ESTADO
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19/05/201828/05/2018Contrato entre la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya y la empresa Triton Submarines EMEA S.L. para la validación de los controladores de los prpulsores del sumergible tripulado/'Triton LF/'TRITON SUBMARINES EMEA SL
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24/03/201823/09/2018Propuesta de medidas generales en el ámbito del Delta incluidas en el informe-síntesis sobre la problemática y la vulnerabilidad del Delta del EbroM AGRIC PESCA ALIM Y MEDIO AMBIENTE
12/03/201831/12/2018Proyecto Dique Puerto San Antonio. Supervisión ensayos en instalaciones de Laboratorio UKSENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS CHILE
01/03/201830/03/2022Tracking of Plastic in Our SeasEuropean Research Council (ERC)
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01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-U013 Formació en navegació sostenible i avaluació dels usos energètics i la sostenibilitat ambiental de la població rural de Isla Saboga (Panamà)Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
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16/05/201731/12/2021Improvement of data management, interoperability and data access infrastructure of a European Marine Observation and Data networkETT S.p.A
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01/03/201731/08/2020European multidisciplinary seafloor and water column-European research infrastructure consortiumCommission of European Communities
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01/01/201731/03/2020KIC RM INNOLOGEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
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01/12/201630/11/2019Preparatory phase for the pan-European research infrastructure DANUBIUS-RI: the international center for advanced studies on river-sea systemsCommission of European Communities
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03/11/201602/11/2017Pilot wetland wastewater system treatment of Brompuri and Green ValleySTB HOLDINGS, LTD
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01/11/201631/10/2018Actividades especializadas de formación relacionadas con la instrumentación virtual.NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS
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01/06/201631/07/2019Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from WastewaterCommission of European Communities
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13/04/201613/04/2017Disseny i fabricació de sensors, automatització de sistemes per al test i caracterització de motors electrònicsDOGA, S.A.
13/04/201614/04/2017Disseny i fabricació de sensors i automatització de sistemes per al test i caracterització de motors electrònics.DOGA GESTIO, S.L.U.
01/03/201628/02/2020Sustainable Product, Energy and Resource Recovery from Wastewater — SuPER-WCommission of European Communities
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01/02/201631/07/2020Breakthrough solutions for the sustainable harvesting and processing of deep sea polymetallic nodulesCommission of European Communities
01/02/201601/02/2020Blue nodulesUnión Europea
01/01/201631/12/2019Morfodiámica de costas: interacción de patrones en diferentes escalasMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201630/06/2019Propulsión de Ferries: Simulación y Monitorización para pronóstico de la erosión en ámbitos portuariosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
03/12/201520/06/2017Desenvolupament d'eines de tractament i procés acústic per el control de la contaminació marina.SONSETC, MAKING SENSE OF SOUNDS
01/12/201530/11/2017Instrumentación y tecnologías aplicadas al estudio, caracterización y explotación sostenible del medio marinoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/12/201530/11/2017Modelo Avanzado de gestión integrada para la Red de INfraestructuras hidráulicas MARHISMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/11/201531/12/2016Estudio sobre la sensibilidad acústica de la plaga del Salmon NorwayNORWEGIAN QUALITY SEFFOD AS
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29/09/201531/12/2015Donació SONSETC al Grup de Recerca LABSONSETC, MAKING SENSE OF SOUNDS
21/09/201531/12/2015Medición del campo electromagnético en la zona donde se instalará la plataforma oceanográfica de Canarias.PLOCAN
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01/01/201530/04/2018El Paisaje del Riesgo Costero en el litoral catalán. La influencia del cambio climáticoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
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