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Nautical and Marine Engineering and Naval Radio-Electronics

This programme aims to train top-level researchers in nautical and marine engineering and naval radio-electronics, providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to independently carry out research and innovation activities that enable the advancement and transfer of knowledge in this field.

The objectives are as follows:

1. To train and guide doctoral students in research work, ensuring that they acquire the technical and intellectual skills and theoretical competencies needed to present a doctoral thesis.
2. To ensure that students are made aware of the latest research procedures and results in nautical and marine engineering and naval radio-electronics.
3. To introduce doctoral students into the research groups and academic networks in which research activity related to their research area is conducted.

Other Universities

- University of La Laguna (ULL)
- University of Oviedo (UNIOVI)
- University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
- University of Cantabria (UC)

COORDINATOR

Isalgue Buxeda, Antonio

CONTACT

cen@cen.upc.edu

General information

Access profile

Applicants who hold one of the following degrees are given priority for admission to the doctoral programme in Nautical and Marine Engineering and Naval Radio-Electronics:

  • Master's degree in Nautical Engineering and Marine Management
  • Master's degree in Nautical Engineering and Maritime Transport
  • Master's degree in Nautical Engineering and Maritime Transport Management
  • Master's degree in Marine Engineering
  • Master's degree in Marine Engineering and Maintenance
  • Master's degree in Naval Radio-Electronics
  • Master's degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

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.


Number of places

3

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.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
Other Universities:

- University of La Laguna (ULL)
- University of Oviedo (UNIOVI)
- University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
- University of Cantabria (UC)


STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Nautical Sciences and Engineering (PROMOTORA)
Specific URL of the doctoral program:


CONTACT:

cen@cen.upc.edu


Agreements with other institutions


Access, admission and registration

Access profile

Applicants who hold one of the following degrees are given priority for admission to the doctoral programme in Nautical and Marine Engineering and Naval Radio-Electronics:

  • Master's degree in Nautical Engineering and Marine Management
  • Master's degree in Nautical Engineering and Maritime Transport
  • Master's degree in Nautical Engineering and Maritime Transport Management
  • Master's degree in Marine Engineering
  • Master's degree in Marine Engineering and Maintenance
  • Master's degree in Naval Radio-Electronics
  • Master's degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering

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 admission criteria are as follows:

  • Academic record. Students may be awarded up to 3.5 points based on the academic record for their bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and up to 3 points based on the academic record for their entrance qualification (master’s degree).
  • Grants/scholarships, prizes and other merits: up to 0.5 points.
  • Certified level in other languages, or in Spanish in the case of foreign students: 1 point for level B2.
  • Letter of interest or application: Applicants may be awarded up to 2 points based on assessment of their letter of interest. In their proposal, applicants should explain the reasons for their interest in the programme so that the academic committee can assess their characteristics and suitability. When the academic committee deems it appropriate, applicants will be interviewed so that they can explain and discuss their proposal and interests.

To be admitted to the programme, applicants must achieve a score of at least six points. If the number of applicants who achieve this minimum score exceeds the number of places offered, the applicants with the highest scores will be admitted.

Training complements

Students admitted to the programme are not required to complete any bridging courses.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

As indicated on the UPC academic calendar.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

As indicated on the UPC academic calendar.

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: Cross disciplinary training offered by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
Type: optional.

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

The programme offers doctoral students access to the facilities of the Barcelona School of Nautical Studies, including its library (http://bibliotecnica.upc.edu/FNB/es/) and the databases available there.

Under the guidance of a supervisor or tutor, doctoral students may also use the School’s non-destructive testing laboratory; the Barcelona, a 12-metre-long vessel; and navigation, manoeuvring and engine room simulators.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

  • PACHECO BLAZQUEZ, RAFAEL: Constitutive model for fibre-reinforced composite materials exposed to high temperature
    Author: PACHECO BLAZQUEZ, RAFAEL
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: NAUTICAL ENGINEERING, MARINE AND NAVAL RADIOELECTRONICS
    Department: Department of Nautical Sciences and Engineering (CEN)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 09/06/2022
    Reading date: 06/09/2022
    Reading time: 12:00
    Reading place: FNB- Sala de Juntes de la facultat de Nàutica de Barcelona https://meet.google.com/omw-fmqe-mqi
    Thesis director: DI CAPUA, DANIEL | GARCIA ESPINOSA, JULIO
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: SUÁREZ BERMEJO, JUAN CARLOS
         SECRETARI: MARTINEZ GARCIA, JAVIER
         VOCAL: HAKKARAINEN, TUULA ELINA
    Thesis abstract: The high strength-weight ratio of composite materials have made them one of the best materials for the design of light-weight structures. However, its special complexity has made them not suitable for the design of structures with a relative complexity or with numerous structural component and pieces. Hence, the importance in the development of adequate constitutive models which allow simulating the micro-macro scale interaction of composites, and to address the intrinsic and natural flexibility of composites that is not as relevant in traditional materials.Meanwhile, the mechanical development of these materials is a mature research branch with more than four groundbreaking decades of life, this is not certainly met at the thermo-mechanical level which is still in an early stage and, consequently, limiting the extensive use of composites in real world and complex structures, particularly structures in which a strong and detailed fulfilment of fire criteria is necessary. E.g., this is the very situation in the large-length ship design sector, where the share in the market for ships built using composite material, tends to be very reduced and closely accompanied by tools which serve to perform structural health monitoring, in order to palliate, the amount of high uncertainty of the present thermo-mechanical response, found in the design of these structures.The present thesis focuses on the development, formulation-wise and computational implementation, of a numerical model in order to predict the non-linear constitutive behaviour of fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) composites exposed to thermal degradation due to high temperatures. This very model is cemented in the groundbreaking development of constitutive mechanical formulations specially tailored for composites also known as rule of mixtures -- in this present context, the formulation is the so-called serial-parallel rule of mixtures -- which establish a set of closure equations to obtain the suitable micro-macro scale interaction of the composite structure and, at the same time, to take into account the characterisation of the internal and state variables of the constituent phases.Apart, the ultimate objective of this thesis, in this special context -- where a structure is under thermal loads or, what is the same, exposed to fire -- it is mandatory to develop a consistent formulation and tool to perform what is referred to as a fire collapse assessment analysis. The utilisation of a more sophisticated thermal degradation or pyrolysis formulation, based on the present existing formulations, will be employed in order to obtain the internal and state variables of the thermal degradation process. Thus, the outcome of this analysis will serve as means to obtain the unknown thermal state of the structure and complete the thermo-mechanical analysis. The formulation of the thermo-mechanical problem is adapted to be used in laminated non-linear constitutive shells. The use of shells is a necessity for the right optimisation of the computational cost of analysing structures with a high number of structural reinforcements or divisions, such as the ones that appear regularly during the ship design process of large ship structures.

Last update: 19/08/2022 04:45:23.

List of lodged theses

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Last update: 19/08/2022 04:30:22.

List of defended theses by year

  • HENRIQUEZ LARRAZABAL, RICARDO DANIEL: Digital Transformation and Business Models in Maritime Trade Supply Chains
    Author: HENRIQUEZ LARRAZABAL, RICARDO DANIEL
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/675028
    Programme: NAUTICAL ENGINEERING, MARINE AND NAVAL RADIOELECTRONICS
    Department: Department of Nautical Sciences and Engineering (CEN)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 18/07/2022
    Thesis director: MARTINEZ DE OSÉS, FRANCISCO JAVIER | MARTÍNEZ MARÍN, JESÚS EZEQUIEL

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: SALAMA BENAZAR, ROSANA
         SECRETARI: RODRIGO DE LARRUCEA, JAIME
         VOCAL: FUENTES MOLINA, IVETTE
    Thesis abstract: This doctoral research explores the inter-relationship between the contemporary phenomena known as digital transformation, and the adoption of certain business models in the context of the maritime trade supply chain industry. Most specifically, it enquires the impact that the former might have on the latter. The question¿s relevance is twofold. On the one hand, the pace of both technological and business innovation has accelerated during the last 15 years, especially for certain industries. On the other hand, while there has been some degree of innovation in maritime trade supply chains, the industry lags behind other economic sectors; still working with technologies, business models and processes that predate the contemporary globalization era. Thus, understanding how and why the adoption of certain technologies might generate new ways of creating, delivering and capturing value in maritime trade supply chains, becomes a significant undertaking from both a theoretical and practical perspective.To address this enquiry, we have conducted four separate studies in this dissertation. In Chapter 2, we conduct a theoretical synthesis in order to provide a general theoretical background for the research conducted in the subsequent chapters. Chapter 3 is mainly concerned with physical flows. We investigate what impact does the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies by seaports might have on their business models. To define these, we refer to the classification of seaports across a generational ladder: from 1st generation to 5th generation ports; referring as well to the novel construct of Port 4.0, and the commonly used ¿smart port¿ term. In Chapter 4 we turn to information flows. Most specifically, we explore the influence that distributed ledger technology (DLT) ¿most commonly known as blockchain¿ might have on the adoption of sustainable business models in the shipping industry. Chapter 5 focus on financial flows. It presents a design science study on a problem known as the trade finance gap; understood as the difference between the total supply of and demand for trade finance in international trade on a global level. The main question addressed is how to design a new business model that would address the causes behind the said trade finance gap.To conclude, this dissertation explores how digital transformation affects or impacts business models in maritime trade supply chains. It does so, by conducting studies on different contexts, each of them primarily focused on either physical, information or financial flows. From a theoretical perspective, the dissertation provides insights on the interplay between the three flows in maritime trade; with a special focus on how digital transformation, by affecting this interplay, drives or contributes to the adoption of new business models. Most specifically, Industry 4.0 technologies like IoT or DLT improve the way information flows interact with physical and financial flows. From a practical/managerial perspective, the research provides useful insights for business executives and policy makers, on how digital transformation should be faced at the strategic, tactical and operational level. By understanding how new technologies affect the ways in which value is created, delivered and captured, decision makers can design better business models, increasing competitiveness; or implement more adequate policies and strategies. Most importantly, the dissertation aims to serve as a source of ideas for those entrepreneurs who, through their startups, will design and develop innovative use cases and business models for the maritime industry.

  • LLULL MARROIG, ANTONI IGNACI: Ship propeller induced scour of non-cohesive sediment in low bed-clearance conditions
    Author: LLULL MARROIG, ANTONI IGNACI
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/673563
    Programme: NAUTICAL ENGINEERING, MARINE AND NAVAL RADIOELECTRONICS
    Department: Department of Nautical Sciences and Engineering (CEN)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 13/01/2022
    Thesis director: GIRONELLA I COBOS, FRANCESC XAVIER | MUJAL COLILLES, ANNA

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: PEÑA GONZÁLEZ, ENRIQUE
         SECRETARI: MARTINEZ GARCIA, JAVIER
         VOCAL: PENNA, NADIA
    Thesis abstract: Ships maneuvering in low bed clearance conditions induce sediment scour due to the high speed jet generated by a rotating propeller. Sediment scour is known to cause instability to quay structures, damage to the bed protection and may create huge accretion areas reaching extremely low depths, preventing the free passage of large ships. This on-going problem is linked to the constant increase in commercial ship sizes and is widely recognized in current harbor management guidelines.This thesis presents in the first place the experimental work carried out to study the effects of two common propeller systems over the sediment bed: single and twin propellers. Next, the analysis of a case study is used to evaluate the impact of ship maneuvers over the seabed in a particular harbor basin.The first part of the thesis presents a set of experiments in propeller jet velocity and bed shear stresses. By measurements performed in a point-by-point grid, with a Pitot-static tube coupled to differential pressure sensors, the axial velocity distribution at the so-called efflux plane is characterized. After that, direct measurements of bed shear stress are performed at several speeds of rotation and two bed-clearance distances with a shear plate. Velocity and bed shear stress measurements are related by an empirical friction coefficient, which is dependent on the bed clearance. A new empirical model is presented to estimate the mean shear stress in case of unconfined ship propeller jets in low bed clearance conditions.The second part of this work shows the results of a new set of experiments in local scour due to confined twin propeller jets. The maximum scour depth is studied as a function of the bed clearance, the wall clearance and the efflux velocity of the jet. Aiming to reproduce more realistic maneuvers, scour due to forward and backward rotation of the propellers is analyzed, showing a different behavior compared to the traditional experiments with only forward rotation. The obtained results are compared to the existing formulae and later used to propose two different empirical models, one for each regime of rotation. A new non-dimensional parameter obtained from the Buckingham Pi analysis, proposed as Wall Froude number, is used to find a threshold triggering the scouring mechanism. The experimental results show that the distance to the vertical wall is the main contributor to the higher scour depths rather than the bed clearance.The last part of the thesis presents a case study that is used to relate the maneuvers of the ship with the scour observed in an inner basin of the port. The study ship characteristics are obtained from the port statistics. The morphological evolution of the seabed is analyzed through hydrographic surveys of the last decade, which allows characterizing the erosion pattern. Through AIS data, the maneuver of the study ship is analyzed and used as an input maneuver in a simulator. The maneuver is reproduced to obtain the behavior of the main engines and bow thrusters. The maneuvering pattern and the behavior of the engines are used to assess the most damaging maneuvering sections, which turns out to be the ship's lateral approach to the berth, during the arrival maneuver, and the early stages of the departure maneuver.

  • MONCUNILL MARIMÓN, JORGE: MEJORA DE LA EFICIENCIA EN LA COMPENSACIÓN DE AGUJAS NÁUTICAS
    Author: MONCUNILL MARIMÓN, JORGE
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/673564
    Programme: NAUTICAL ENGINEERING, MARINE AND NAVAL RADIOELECTRONICS
    Department: Department of Nautical Sciences and Engineering (CEN)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 21/01/2022
    Thesis director: MARTIN MALLOFRE, AGUSTIN | MARTÍNEZ LOZARES, AITOR TOMÁS

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: PINIELLA CORBACHO, FRANCISCO
         SECRETARI: MARTINEZ DE OSÉS, FRANCISCO JAVIER
         VOCAL: MARTÍNEZ MARÍN, JESÚS EZEQUIEL
    Thesis abstract: The objective of this thesis is to improve the efficiency in the compass adjustment.First, a complete, orderly, synthetic and updated study on this matter is performed, including the state of the art, as well as the international and Spanish regulations, and then, four cases of study are considered to be focused on:i) Obtaining a method that allows to use the information of course over ground given by the GPS, in order to create the table of the residual deviations (deviation table) in small crafts, where the unique course indicator is the magnetic compass, once the deviations have been compensated to two leading lines close to cardinal magnetic courses separated by 90º.ii) A study on the incidence of asymmetric rods d, b (which cause coefficients A, E), in order to simplify the methodology to compensate. Besides, an improvement in the accuracy of the calculation of the residual deviations is also proposed when it is compensated by following lines that do not exactly coincide with cardinal or quadrantal magnetic courses.iii) A study of the problem in the selection of the quadrantal course for creating the deviation table by the practical formula of the equation of deviation, as experience demonstrates that, from the four deviations on the quadrantal courses, there is always one that is misaligned, i.e. that gives a coefficient D different from the obtained with any of the other three.iv) Obtaining a method for adjusting and creating the deviation table with a single swing to four magnetic courses. This saves time and fuel, as well as increases the safety of ships by staying less time near the shore and other vessels.Formally, the thesis is structured in four parts. The first one is introductory, and deals on magnetism, magnetic compasses, and systems of electromagnetic units. The second part corresponds to an updated study on the fundamentals of the compass adjustment. In the third part, the state of the art in regard to research on magnetic compasses and their adjustment is described. And in the fourth part, the aforementioned cases of study are developed. Finally, conclusions are drawn. In addition, an annex with the international and Spanish regulations on magnetic compasses and their adjustment is incorporated.

  • UYÀ JUNCADELLA, ÀFRICA: Vessel Traffic Services, towards e-Navigation. The role of Oceanic VTS in Global Maritime Surveillance
    Author: UYÀ JUNCADELLA, ÀFRICA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674759
    Programme: NAUTICAL ENGINEERING, MARINE AND NAVAL RADIOELECTRONICS
    Department: Department of Nautical Sciences and Engineering (CEN)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 06/07/2022
    Thesis director: MARTINEZ DE OSÉS, FRANCISCO JAVIER

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: CASTELLS SANABRA, MARCEL·LA
         SECRETARI: MARTÍNEZ MARÍN, JESÚS EZEQUIEL
         VOCAL: CUETO ANCELA, JOSÉ LUIS
    Thesis abstract: This thesis presents the study and analysis of the Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), from its origins to the present, with further evaluation of future trends. Examining the current trend in terms of technologies that are being applied in the maritime sector, the dissertation focuses on the future to draw a new paradigm. This envisages a scenario at a planetary level, following a single global traffic management system, which would create a model of the global VTS Operator. A new assignment is proposed, according to this third dimension, with Port VTS being the first level, the Coastal VTS second, and with the Oceanic VTS projected into the future, which is a substantial proposal. The foundation is based on EU projects, the most ambitious of which, currently underway, being Sea Traffic Management (STM), with a scope greater than Europe, and also on IALA VTS and ENAV Committee Working Groups, concerning the future of VTS. The study includes the reference documentation from the IMO, in resolution format, and that of the IALA, under Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines. From the first recognition of the IMO to the present, the guidelines for VTS have undergone three updates, which are analysed and compared. VTS are considered aids to navigation, AtoN, which contribute to safety of life at sea, safety and efficiency of navigation and protection of the marine environment, and are linked to ship traffic activity. Both their attributions and the implementation of VTS centres have increased over time. In addition to this, the evolution of the tools used by the VTS is examined, from its earliest stages with only two pieces of equipment, the VHF radio, and the radar. The VTS system began by looking at the air traffic model but, later, the maritime nature created necessary differentiation in terms of management and procedures. Digital technologies applied to the maritime sector take air traffic controllers¿ models as a reference, and the current VTS Operator profession will acquire analogies, such as sharing route plans and checking digital inputs. This highly specialised profession is facing the challenges of satellite technology, global interconnection, and the arrival of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS). New technologies bring the possibility of sharing information and controlling traffic on a global scale, beyond the territorial sea, and this scenario will make standardisation increasingly necessary throughout the maritime sector. The identification of various models of traffic management, examination of systems operating specifically in the Spanish State and reflection on the diversity that prevails is also included. Based on fieldwork, the thesis determines that the future complexities that will emerge from maritime traffic will require exhaustive risk assessment and analysis. The challenges to be faced involve maritime communications via satellite and digital technology, in the context of `e-Navigation¿ (coined by the IMO), which will provide emerging tools, such as VDES (next generation of AIS), and a planetary-scale information exchange framework for VTS worldwide.

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Theses related publications

AUTHOR:HENRIQUEZ LARRAZABAL, RICARDO DANIEL
Title:Digital Transformation and Business Models in Maritime Trade Supply Chains
Reading date:18/07/2022
Director:MARTINEZ DE OSÉS, FRANCISCO JAVIER
Co-director:MARTÍNEZ MARÍN, JESÚS EZEQUIEL
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Blockchain-based innovation in post-COVID-19 trade finance
Henriquez, R.; Martinez, F. J.; Martinez, J.; Tomas, C.
International Journal of Finance, Economics and Trade, ISSN: 2643-038X
Publication date: 25/08/2021
Journal article

Technological drivers of seaports' business model innovation: An exploratory case study on the port of Barcelona
Henriquez, R.; Martinez, F. J.; Martinez, J.
Research in Transportation Business and Management, ISSN: 2210-5395 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 2.74; Quartil: Q3)
Publication date: 17/03/2022
Journal article

DLT-based Sustainable Business Models for the Shipping Industry
Henriquez, R.; Martinez, F. J.; Martinez, J.
International Journal of Transport Economics, ISSN: 0303-5247 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 0.0
Publication date: 17/05/2022
Journal article

Blockchain and business model innovation: Designing a P2P mortgage lending system
4th International Workshop on P2P Financial Systems
Presentation date: 26/07/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

IoT-Driven business model innovation. A case-study on the Port of Barcelona in the context of the belt and road initiative.
16th International Conference on e-Business Engineering
Presentation date: 12/10/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

DLT-based sustainable business models for the shipping industry
Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists
Presentation date: 12/06/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

A defi-based model for maritime trade finance.
8th International Conference on Maritime Transport
Presentation date: 18/09/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:UYÀ JUNCADELLA, ÀFRICA
Title:Vessel Traffic Services, towards e-Navigation. The role of Oceanic VTS in Global Maritime Surveillance
Reading date:06/07/2022
Director:MARTINEZ DE OSÉS, FRANCISCO JAVIER
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Nuevas directrices internacionales para los servicios de tráfico marítimo
B&E Buques y Equipos de la Marina Civil, ISSN: 2531-1549
Publication date: 21/11/2019
Journal article

Global maritime surveillance and oceanic vessel traffic services: towards the e-navigation
Martinez, F. J.; Uya, A.
World Maritime University. Journal of Maritime Affairs, ISSN: 1651-436X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 0.4; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Journal article

VDES, la fusión del pasado y del futuro: Comunicaciones digitales para los VTS.
B&E Buques y Equipos de la Marina Civil, ISSN: 2531-1549
Publication date: 02/11/2021
Journal article

New international guidelines for vessel traffic services. Revision of IMO resolution A.857(20).
8th International Conference on Maritime Transport
Presentation date: 18/09/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:MONCUNILL MARIMÓN, JORGE
Title:MEJORA DE LA EFICIENCIA EN LA COMPENSACIÓN DE AGUJAS NÁUTICAS
Reading date:21/01/2022
Director:MARTIN MALLOFRE, AGUSTIN
Co-director:MARTÍNEZ LOZARES, AITOR TOMÁS
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Alternative manoeuvres to reduce ship scour
Castells-Sanabra, Marcella; Mujal-Colilles, A.; Llull, T.; Moncunill, J.; Gironella, X.; Martinez, F. J.
Journal of Navigation, ISSN: 1469-7785 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 1.995; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 03/08/2020
Journal article

Compass adjustment by gps and two leading lines
8th International Conference on Maritime Transport
Presentation date: 17/09/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:LLULL MARROIG, ANTONI IGNACI
Title:Ship propeller induced scour of non-cohesive sediment in low bed-clearance conditions
Reading date:13/01/2022
Director:GIRONELLA I COBOS, FRANCESC XAVIER
Co-director:MUJAL COLILLES, ANNA
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Stern twin-propeller effects on harbor infrastructures. Experimental analysis
Mujal-Colilles, A.; Castells-Sanabra, Marcella; Llull, T.; Gironella, X.; Martinez, F. J.
Water (Switzerland), ISSN: 2073-4441 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.524; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 02/11/2018
Journal article

Composite methodology to prevent ship propeller erosion
Llull, T.; Mujal-Colilles, A.; Castells-Sanabra, Marcella; Gironella, X.
Ocean engineering, ISSN: 0029-8018 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.795; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/2020
Journal article

Twin propeller time-dependent scouring processes: physical experiments
Llull, T.; Mujal-Colilles, A.; Gironella, X.
Ocean engineering, ISSN: 0029-8018 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.068; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 09/2021
Journal article

COVID-19 impact on maritime traffic and corresponding pollutant emissions. The case of the Port of Barcelona
Mujal-Colilles, A.; Nieto, J.; Fonollosa, J.; Llull, T.; Castells-Sanabra, Marcella
Journal of environmental management, ISSN: 0301-4797 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 0.0
Publication date: 02/2022
Journal article

Ship manoeuvre patterns to prevent propeller scouring effects
34th PIANC World Congress
Presentation date: 17/05/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Ship manoeuvring effects on propeller induced erosion
7th International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling in Coastal and Port Engineering and Science (Coastlab18)
Presentation date: 25/05/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Hybrid tool to prevent ship propeller erosion
37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Presentation date: 28/06/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Ship manoeuvre analysis and simulation to obtain scouring related propeller variables
19th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities
Presentation date: 18/10/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Manoeuvre analysis and simulation to prevent seabed scour due to ship propellers
8th International Conference on Maritime Transport
Presentation date: 09/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

Ship propeller effects on harbours
Coastal Engineering 2020: The virtual International Conference on Coastal Engineering (vICCE)
Presentation date: 12/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:COLOM COBB, JONATHAN
Title:Desarrollo de un modelo avanzado de cálculo acoplado para el análisis del comportamiento en la mar de aerogeneradores flotantes
Reading date:15/10/2021
Tutor/a:MARTINEZ GARCIA, JAVIER
Director:GARCIA ESPINOSA, JULIO
Co-director:SERVAN CAMAS, BORJA
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Development of new lagrangian computational methods for ice-ship interaction problems: NICESHIP project
Garcia, J.; Oñate, E.; Serván, B.; Celigueta, M.A.; Latorre, S.; Colom, J.
Springer
Publication date: 29/02/2020
Book chapter

Time domain simulation of coupled sloshing-seakeeping problems by SPH-FEM coupling
Serván, B.; Cercós, J.; Colom, J.; Garcia, J.; Souto, A.
Ocean engineering, ISSN: 0029-8018 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.068; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/09/2016
Journal article

A second-order semi-lagrangian particle finite element method for fluid flows
Colom, J.; Garcia, J.; Serván, B.; Nadukandi, P.
Computational particle mechanics, ISSN: 2196-4386 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 1.696; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Journal article

Time domain simulation of coupled sloshing-seakeeping problems by coupling PFEM-2 and SeaFEM
MARINE 2017 - VII International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering
Presentation of work at congresses

Advances in the simulation of ship navigation in ice
MARINE 2019 Computational Methods in Marine Engineering VIII
Presentation date: 14/05/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

On the enrichment of the semilagrangian Particle Finite Element Method
VI International Conference on Particle-based Methods - Particles 2019
Presentation date: 29/10/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:JURADO GRANADOS, JOEL
Title:Desarrollo e implementación de una formulación utilizando la teoría de mezclas serie/paralelo para la modelización de estructuras navales de materiales compuestos sometidas bajo cargas cíclicas
Reading date:10/05/2021
Director:MARTINEZ GARCIA, JAVIER
Co-director:DI CAPUA, DANIEL
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Precise integration method for natural frequencies and mode shapes of ocean risers with elastic boundary conditions
Xingkun, Z.; Duan, M.; Jurado, J.
Applied mathematical modelling, ISSN: 0307-904X (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.841; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/09/2018
Journal article

Numerical and experimental procedure for material calibration using the serial/parallel mixing theory, to analyze different composite failure modes
Jurado, J.; Martinez, X.; Nash, N.; Bachour, C.; Manolakis, I.; Comer, A.; Di Capua, D.
Mechanics of advanced materials and structures (Online), ISSN: 1537-6532 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.517; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Journal article

Numerical Simulation of Fatigue in Composites
37th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
Presentation date: 19/06/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Fatigue Simulation of a fiberglass ship
VIII International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering 2019
Presentation date: 13/05/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Procedure to Calibrate Composite Materials by Serial/Parallel Mixing Theory
VIII International Conference on Computational Methods in Marine Engineering 2019
Presentation date: 13/05/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Fatigue analysis of a naval composite structure
5th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering
Presentation date: 17/11/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

FIBRESHIP: A great step forward in the design and construction of lightweight large-length vessels
5th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:LIELBARDE, SANDRA
Title:The Problematic Aspects of the Identification of the Responsible Party in Seafarers¿ Employment Contracts (A comparative analysis of the impact of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 to the identification of the responsible shipowner in maritime labour law)
Reading date:16/10/2020
Director:RODRIGO DE LARRUCEA, JAIME
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
The concept of seafarer before and after the Maritime Labour Convention 2016 (comparative analysis of the legal effects of defining legal concept in the shape of legal terminology)
Yearbook of Maritime and Oceanic Law (Annuaire de Droit Maritime et Océanique), ISSN: 1259-4962
Publication date: 2018
Journal article

The concept of "shipowner" under new maritime labour law (MLC, 2006): does the shipowner own the ship? (comparative analysis of national law of Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom)
Lielbarde, S.
WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, ISSN: 1654-1642 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 0.0
Publication date: 06/2018
Journal article

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
27/12/202127/12/2022L'Aula al Mar, projecte escola d'oceanografia costaneraFundació Barcelona Institute of Technology for the Habitat
27/12/202127/12/2022L'aula al mar, projecte escola d'oceanografia costanera.BARCELONA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY F
01/11/202131/10/2024Adquirir conocimientos sobre el riesgo de rebase para las zonas costeras urbanizadasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/11/202130/10/2023ENDORSEMECommission of European Communities
01/09/202131/08/2024Environmental Computations and Observations for BAY SustainabilityAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2025Remansos urbanos en barrios vulnerablesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
16/07/202115/08/2022Contrato de colaboración en I+D entre la Autoridad Portuaria de Baleares y la UPC para el DESARROLLO DE UN PLAN DE ADAPTACIÓN AL CAMBIO CLIMATICO PARA LOS PUERTOS DE LA AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE BALEARESAUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE BALEARES
01/06/202131/05/2023Maritime Engine Room Simulator On-Line (MERSOL)Commission of European Communities
01/05/202131/05/2022Contracte IAMUINT.ASS.OF MARITIME UNIVERSITIES
29/03/202130/09/2021Treballs per a l’adaptació als impactes del canvi climàtic dels ports i alguns passejos marítimsOficina Catalana del Canvi Climàtic
01/01/202131/12/2023FIBRE COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE AUTOMATION AND MODULAR CONSTRUCTION IN SHIPYARDSEuropean Commission
01/01/202131/12/2023Development, engineering, production and life-cycle management of improved FIBRE-based material solutions for structure and functional components of large offshore wind enerGY and tidal power platformEuropean Commission
16/12/202015/12/2021Realització d'un assaig físic al canal CIEM per a l'estudi mitjançant model físic reduït dels esforços generats per l'acció de l'onatge en situació de temporal en el Pont del Petroli de Badalona (EncàAJUNTAMENT BADALONA
01/12/202030/11/2022H2020-101004275- MObiLIty sERvices Enhanced by GALILEO & Blockchain’ — ‘MOLIERECommission of European Communities
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
01/03/202028/02/2021Development of a low-cost and do-it-yourself hydrodynamic measurement device for monitoring oceanographic variables in developing countries.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Un mar d'oportunitatsCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
31/01/202030/04/2020ESTUDI PER AL REFORÇ I REPARACIÓ DEL DIC DE RECER DEL PORT DE BLANES (TEMPORAL GLORIA)Ports de la Generalitat
01/01/202031/05/2021Calibrating ship emissions with AIS data and field measurements. The case of Port of BarcelonaInternational Association of Maritime Universities
27/12/201927/09/2021Development of a citizen monitoring program for the Barcelona coastal waters: the Scientific Patí VelaINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
01/11/201930/04/2022Development of a new generation of cost-efficient polymeric fiber rebars and behaviour assessment in concrete matrices, using innovative computation proceduresSAUDI ARAMCO TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
01/11/201931/10/2021PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH AT SEACommission of European Communities
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
01/09/201928/02/2023Cost reduction and increase performance of floating wind technologyCommission of European Communities
01/09/201931/08/2022Towards Zero Ship EmissionCommission of European Communities
01/05/201931/01/2020DISSENY D'UN SISTEMA DE LAMEL·LES FILTRANTS I FOTOCATALÍTIQUES PEL SANEJAMENT DE L'AIRE DE VENTILACIÓ DELS EDIFICIS. SISTEMA APTE PER SER INCORPORAT EN DIVERSES CONFIGURACIONS DE FAÇANA DE DOBLE PELLAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
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
01/03/201928/02/2020Autonomia Energètica de Kewunor - Desenvolupament tecnològic sostenible a partir d'energia renovableCentre 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
01/03/201928/02/2020Desplegament d’una xarxa LORA per a la mesura de la hidrodinàmica dels rius de la badia d’Inhambane.Centre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
01/03/201928/02/2020Adquisició de dades de camp per l’avaluació del potencial de l’energia mareomotriu a l’arxipèlag de las Perlas a través d’un model numèric i Formació en navegació sostenible i seguretat marítima per joves navegants de la Illa de SabogaCentre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
01/03/201928/02/2020Implementació d'una xarxa de comunicacions acadèmica a la Universidad Pedagógica de Maxixe a Moçambic.Centre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
01/01/201930/06/2022Offshore Code Comparison CollaborationUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
01/01/201931/12/2021Master's Degree in Urban MobilityEuropean Institute for Innovation and Technology
01/12/201831/05/2021SKILLS BEYOND THE SEASCommission of European Communities
09/10/201831/12/2018Control de emisiones atmosféricas de buques mercantiles en el Puerto de BarcelonaAutoritat Portuària de Barcelona
01/07/201831/12/2020CGL2017-90733-REDTAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/05/201831/03/2019Development of a ship weather routing software for academic purposesInternational Association of Maritime Universities
12/03/201831/12/2018Proyecto Dique Puerto San Antonio. Supervisión ensayos en instalaciones de Laboratorio UKSENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS CHILE
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
01/01/201831/12/2019Herramienta numérica-experimental para la determinación del estado de integridad de las estructurasGeotécnia y Cimientos, S.A. (GEOCISA)
28/12/201725/12/2020Aunar esfuerzos y recursos financieros para el fortalecimiento del portafolio de I+D+I de la Armada Nacional a través del desarrollo de proyectos de I+D+IMinisterio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación de Colombia
01/06/201731/05/2020Engineering, production and life-cycle management for the complete construction of large-length FIBRE-based SHIPs (FIBRESHIP)European Commission
01/06/201731/05/2020Advanced Concepts for Aero-structures with Integrated Antennas and Sensors (ACASIAS)European Commission

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
27/12/202127/12/2022L'Aula al Mar, projecte escola d'oceanografia costaneraFundació Barcelona Institute of Technology for the Habitat
27/12/202127/12/2022L'aula al mar, projecte escola d'oceanografia costanera.BARCELONA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY F
01/11/202131/10/2024Adquirir conocimientos sobre el riesgo de rebase para las zonas costeras urbanizadasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/11/202130/10/2023ENDORSEMECommission of European Communities
01/09/202131/08/2024Environmental Computations and Observations for BAY SustainabilityAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2025Remansos urbanos en barrios vulnerablesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
16/07/202115/08/2022Contrato de colaboración en I+D entre la Autoridad Portuaria de Baleares y la UPC para el DESARROLLO DE UN PLAN DE ADAPTACIÓN AL CAMBIO CLIMATICO PARA LOS PUERTOS DE LA AUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE BALEARESAUTORIDAD PORTUARIA DE BALEARES
01/06/202131/05/2023Maritime Engine Room Simulator On-Line (MERSOL)Commission of European Communities
01/05/202131/05/2022Contracte IAMUINT.ASS.OF MARITIME UNIVERSITIES
29/03/202130/09/2021Treballs per a l’adaptació als impactes del canvi climàtic dels ports i alguns passejos marítimsOficina Catalana del Canvi Climàtic
01/01/202131/12/2023FIBRE COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE AUTOMATION AND MODULAR CONSTRUCTION IN SHIPYARDSEuropean Commission
01/01/202131/12/2023Development, engineering, production and life-cycle management of improved FIBRE-based material solutions for structure and functional components of large offshore wind enerGY and tidal power platformEuropean Commission
16/12/202015/12/2021Realització d'un assaig físic al canal CIEM per a l'estudi mitjançant model físic reduït dels esforços generats per l'acció de l'onatge en situació de temporal en el Pont del Petroli de Badalona (EncàAJUNTAMENT BADALONA
01/12/202030/11/2022H2020-101004275- MObiLIty sERvices Enhanced by GALILEO & Blockchain’ — ‘MOLIERECommission of European Communities
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
01/03/202028/02/2021Development of a low-cost and do-it-yourself hydrodynamic measurement device for monitoring oceanographic variables in developing countries.Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/202028/02/2021Un mar d'oportunitatsCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
31/01/202030/04/2020ESTUDI PER AL REFORÇ I REPARACIÓ DEL DIC DE RECER DEL PORT DE BLANES (TEMPORAL GLORIA)Ports de la Generalitat
01/01/202031/05/2021Calibrating ship emissions with AIS data and field measurements. The case of Port of BarcelonaInternational Association of Maritime Universities
27/12/201927/09/2021Development of a citizen monitoring program for the Barcelona coastal waters: the Scientific Patí VelaINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
01/11/201930/04/2022Development of a new generation of cost-efficient polymeric fiber rebars and behaviour assessment in concrete matrices, using innovative computation proceduresSAUDI ARAMCO TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
01/11/201931/10/2021PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH AT SEACommission of European Communities
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
01/09/201928/02/2023Cost reduction and increase performance of floating wind technologyCommission of European Communities
01/09/201931/08/2022Towards Zero Ship EmissionCommission of European Communities
01/05/201931/01/2020DISSENY D'UN SISTEMA DE LAMEL·LES FILTRANTS I FOTOCATALÍTIQUES PEL SANEJAMENT DE L'AIRE DE VENTILACIÓ DELS EDIFICIS. SISTEMA APTE PER SER INCORPORAT EN DIVERSES CONFIGURACIONS DE FAÇANA DE DOBLE PELLAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
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
01/03/201928/02/2020Autonomia Energètica de Kewunor - Desenvolupament tecnològic sostenible a partir d'energia renovableCentre 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
01/03/201928/02/2020Desplegament d’una xarxa LORA per a la mesura de la hidrodinàmica dels rius de la badia d’Inhambane.Centre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
01/03/201928/02/2020Adquisició de dades de camp per l’avaluació del potencial de l’energia mareomotriu a l’arxipèlag de las Perlas a través d’un model numèric i Formació en navegació sostenible i seguretat marítima per joves navegants de la Illa de SabogaCentre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
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Quality

The Validation, Monitoring, Modification and Accreditation Framework (VSMA Framework) for official degrees ties the quality assurance processes (validation, monitoring, modification and accreditation) carried out over the lifetime of a course to two objectives—the goal of establishing coherent links between these processes, and that of achieving greater efficiency in their management—all with the overarching aim of improving programmes.

Validation

        Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT)

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