[29-11-2013]: BECAS POGO-SCOR: The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) has open the 2014 call for short visits and stages (1-3 months).
For more information and details on how to apply please see: http://ocean-partners.org/training-and-education/pogo-scor-fellowship
[15-10-2013]: On the mark of the International Year of Water Cooperation, CSIC and Lunwerg have published "Water and Life", a book illustrated with large format graphics and photographs, which proposes a reflection on the water and its importance in the contemporary life.
Forty specialists in different research areas presenting the water as a source of life, its diversity and its possible uses, think about the present and future role of water in our societies and describe the worldwide challenges and pressures on water resources, as well as various forms of local and cross-border cooperation around its uses. The book is written in small and entertaining articles written by leading researchers, under the direction and guidance of Dr. Martí Boada and Dr. Roser Drive. Among the authors who have participated in the writing of the book, highlighted Emili García- Ladona , Joaquim Ballabrera and Jordi Salat, researchers belonging to the Physical and Technological Oceanography of the marine Sciences Institute (ICM-CSIC), who write an interesting article, "Oceans, the largest reservoirs of water on the planet", which highlights the importance of the oceans in the water cycle. Noteworthy is also the epilogue written by Dr. Jesús Carrera from the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA -CSIC) entitled as "The circulation and water tour", which shows the movement of a water molecule along the hydrological cycle. The tour starts when the water is evaporated, making it an interesting trip through the Earth in its different states, taking part of various ecosystems and participating in many natural processes. Part of the benefits from the sale of this book will go to UNICEF area " Water, Sanitation and Hygiene". The book is divided into five major sections : 1) INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF WATER. Collect the objectives of the International Year and highlights the value of cooperation on water and sustainable management of it through the called Millennium Ecosystem and the implementation of the Water Framework Directive at European level. 2) WATER: FOR LIFE. The water cycle and its relationship to humanity, physico-chemical properties that make water essential molecule of and for life and the therapeutic properties associated with it since immemorial time. 3) WATER IN THE WORLD. A comprehensive review of the distribution of freshwater in the world, with particular attention to groundwater, estuaries and deltas and the relationship between forests and water. It also addresses natural hazards associated with extreme events caused by water, large water works, and state water quality worldwide and the different uses of water. 4) AQUATIC BIODIVERSITY. The biodiversity of the European freshwater from the description of the major taxonomic groups. It is described the vegetation associated with European river channels, the diversity of algae and animals for which the water is the essential means to develop their life cycle. 5) COOPERATION IN THE FIELD OF WATER. Current challenges and pressures on global water resources. The importance of national and international collaboration and cooperation in the field of water management.
[29-07-2013]: The SMOS Barcelona Expert Centre distributes operational soil moisture and ocean salinity data
After more than three years distributing global maps of ocean salinity and soil moisture generated from the SMOS satellite radiometric measurements, the Level 3 and 4 Production Centre (CP34) has been switched off at ESAC (Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid) and moved to the SMOS Expert Centre at ICM. Data can be accessed from ESAC (Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid)
[24-06-2013]: ESA award presented to the SMOS team
In Amsterdam, during the CORPORATE TEAM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CEREMONY FOR SMOS DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS TEAMS, the European Space Agency Earth Observation Director, on behalf of the ESA Director General, delivered a certification of this award to all members of the SMOS mission development and operations teams, including the two lead investigators Yann Kerr and Jordi Font
[24-05-2013]: Award to Verónica González PhD thesis
The Spanish Guild of Telecommunication Engineers has awarded the Premio Finalista HISDESAT a la Mejor Tesis Doctoral en Servicios Satelitales to the PhD thesis presented by Verónica González on September 2012
[19-04-2013]: New Head of the Physical Oceanography Department
Jordi Font replaces Antonio Turiel in the post of Head of Department
[12-04-2013]: SPURS-MIDAS oceanographic cruise ends
In Ponta Delgada (Azores) the SPURS-MIDAS cruise has arrived to its end after 27 days at sea. On board the R/V Sarmiento de Gamboa it is a contribution to the SPURS (Salinity Processes in the Upper ocean Regional Study) international experiment that aims at investigating the oceanographic processes responsible for the formation of the salinity maximum in the center of the North Atlantic subtropical gyre
The translation to catalan of the course: Introduction to Physical Oceanography by Prof. Matthias Tomczack is already available. This course is an excellent introduction to the physics of the ocean very accessible for high school and college students without requiring a great mathematical background. The Institute of Marine Sciences offered to host a copy on their servers that contains a multilingual version. This website includes versions in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English and now in catalan translated by Emili Garcia, a physicist and member of the Physical Oceanography Dept. at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC).
[12-11-2012]: PhD thesis presentation
Paola Castellanos Ossa, member of our departament is presenting her PhD thesis dissertation "Wind-driven currents in the coastal and equatorial upwelling regions" to the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), adviser J.L. Pelegrí (ICM-CSIC)
[11-05-2012]: Poster prize in the ”44th Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics”
In the ”44th Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics: Remote sensing of colour, temperature and salinity – new challenges and opportunities”, a poster award has been delivered to "SMOS validation using SSS data from Barcelona World Race and Argo profilers", presented by the DOF and UTM members Marta Umbert, Joaquim Ballabrera, Pere Fernández, Jordi Salat and Joaquin Salvador
[14-09-2011]: The Institut de Ciències del Mar has get the Cristòfol Juandó award ex aequo with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Mier Communications
This prize has as the objective to highlight research work and historical remarkable events in aeronautics in Catalonia. The Cristòfol Juandó award to the Institut of Marine Sciences recognizes the joint research tasks on the soil moisture and ocean salinity instrument installed in the SMOS satellite. The award also recognizes the SMOS project as an example of successful collaboration between a public university and the industry at international level within a pioneering area.
[30-03-2011]: Reunión del proyecto TOSCA (Tracking Oil Spills and Coastal Awareness)
A meeting of the TOSCA (Tracking Oil Spills and Coastal Awareness) project will be held between march 30 and april 1 at the Institut de Ciencias del Mar de Barcelona . TOSCA project is a INTERREG IV project from the MED program funded by the European Union.
[21-06-2010]: I Spanish workshop on Physical Oceanography (EOF-2010) en Barcelona del 13 al viernes 15 de octubre de 2010 !!
[11-11-2009]: Next monday and thursday (17-18/11/2009) we organize the CMIMA Open Days. You are welcome !!!
Next monday and thursday (17-18/11/2009) we organize the CMIMA Open Days. You are invited !!. The programme includes a lot of sessions and animations on: Submarine robotics, electronic microscopy, dissection for sustainable fisheries, plankton and food webs, jellyfish, spectacular marine animals, seabeds, sampling the marine water, satellite buoy tracking, sea echoes, aquariums, the SMOS mission ....... Here you will find the full programme.
[22-07-2009]: With deep sorrow we communicate the passing of our dear colleague Agustí Julià. Rest in peace.
[14-07-2009]: JOB OPPORTUNITY AT THE PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT (expired)
The Physical Oceanography Department of the Instituto de Ciencias de Mar (CSIC) in Barcelona offers a one year half time contract to carry support and management tasks of national and international research projects. Preferably, we are looking for graduate candidates in Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and/or Engineer with a high level of fluent english (both written and spoken). It will be appreciated some previous experience in similar tasks and some knowledge on management and administrative relationship with public and private entities on the marine framework. Those interested, please contact with us.
[05-06-2009]: SMOS-BEC meeting on SMOS post-launch activities
SMOS-BEC meeting on SMOS post-launch activities
[01-10-2008]: The presentations of the past workshop "Non-linear processes in oceanic and atmospheric flows" at Castro Urdiales ara available.
During the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July 2008 in Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain a Workshop on Nonlinear processes in Oceanic and Atmospheric Flows was held. The workshop was attended by more than 50 scientists representing 12 countries. Particularly notable was the diverse and interdisciplinary backgrounds of the attendees representing fields such as mathematics, physics, geophysics, and engineering. This highlights the fact that current important issues related to transport and mixing in the oceans and atmosphere require a multidisciplinary effort leading to a synthesis of approaches and techniques from a variety of different fields. This was reflected in the wide variety of talks listed here (http://ifisc.uib.es/public/nloa2008/programme). The talks spanned a range of issues related to theory, modeling, simulation and observation of nonlinear phenomena in transport and mixing problems in the oceans and atmosphere and the diverse group of attendees brought together the latest techniques for the analysis of such problems from their respective fields.
[18-02-2008]: read the spanish version
Workshop on Nonlinear Processes in Oceanic and Atmospheric Flows,
Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain, 2-4 July 2008
The purpose of the workshop is to provide an opportunity to the researchers at both sides of the Atlantic to meet and discuss on several topics about the characterization of transport and mixing in the ocean, making use of recent advances and techniques arising from the study of non-linear dynamical systems. These include, among others, Lyapunov exponents, hyperbolic Lagrangian trajectories, and singularity analysis (microcanonical multifractal formalism). The meeting will address both practical (algorithms and measurements) and theoretical issues. The focus will be put on the study of oceanic processes, although some discussion about atmospheric dynamics will be introduced.
Topics: Nonautonomous dynamical systems and applications to transport in fluids, Lagrangian transport, characterization and measurement of mixing, advances in nonlinear techniques applied to remote sensing and in situ ocean data, numerical modelling and operational oceanography in general. Atmospheric applications.
- E. Abraham (Dragonfly)
- M. Dellnitz (U. Padernborn)
- H. Dijkstra (U. Utrecht)
- U. Feudel (U. Oldenburg)
- V. Garcon (CNRS)
- P. Haynes (U. Cambridge)
- J. LaCasce (U. Oslo)
- S. Lovejoy (McGill U.)
- R. Malek Madani (ONR)
- L. Seuront (CNRS & Flinders U.)
- A. Vulpiani (U. La Sapienza)
- D. W. Waugh (Johns Hopkins U.)
- S. Wiggins (U. Bristol)
- W. Young (Scripps Inst. Oceanography)
Preregistration is open until March 5, 2008. All the information about the workshop can be found from the web pageThe Organizing Committee: Cristobal Lopez (IFISC, CSIC-UIB), Ana M. Mancho (ICMAT, CSIC-UAM-UCM-UC3M) Antonio Turiel (ICM, CSIC) (Co-chairs), Emilio Garcia-Ladona (ICM, CSIC), Emilio Hernandez-Garcia (IFISC, CSIC-UIB), and Jose A. Jimenez-Madrid (ICMAT, CSIC-UAM-UCM-UC3M)
Supported by ONR, CSIC, MEC, CIEM, SIMUMAT and I-MATH.
[14-12-2007]: Fellowship Announcement (Job Opportunity) to carry out a PhD in the domain of validation of SMOS salinity products with in situ data and numerical modeling. Tasks will be integrated whithin the activities of the SMOS Barcelona Expert Centre on Radiometric Calibration and Ocean Salinity
FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT (JOB OPPORTUNITY)
The recently approved MIDAS-5 research project (“Products validation, data exploitation and Expert Centre for the SMOS mission”, PI Dr. Jordi Font), which is part of the Spanish contribution to the European Space Agency Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission, has been granted with a fellowship to carry out a PhD in the Department of Physical Oceanography of the Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) in Barcelona.
The PhD will be carried out in the domain of validation of SMOS salinity products with in situ data and numerical modeling, and will be integrated in the activities of the SMOS Barcelona Expert Centre on Radiometric Calibration and Ocean Salinity.
Candidates (citizens from the European Union or having a residence permit in Spain) should be graduate students in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or Marine Sciences with background in numerical and computation methods and geophysics. They should send a detailed CV to smosphd [at] cmima [dot] csic [dot] es
[20-07-2007]: read the spanish version
On the frame of SMOS mission activities funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), a SMOS (Soil Moisture and Salinity Mission) center will be inaugurated at the CMIMA under the joint CSIC-UPC initiative. The center will be called SMOS Barcelona Expert Center to develop several activities related with the exploitation of the SMOS ocean salinity data and products. In particular the center will be charged of developing and validating algorithms for the Spanish SMOS Level 3 and 4 Data Processing Centre (CP34), in cooperation with the French CATDS (Centre Aval de Traitement de Données SMOS) Expert Centres.
Read more in the Official Press Release
[17-07-2007]: read the spanish version
After the formal approval by the CSIC Goverment Comission, the CMIMA center has given the go-ahead to restructure the ICM institut around four departments (instead of three): Marine Biology and Oceanography, Living Marine Resources, Marine Geology and Emilio García Ladona as the new head of the Dept. Good luck !
[11-12-2006]: The article Biological control of harmful algal blooms: A modelling study' by J. Solé and collaborators on top of the Top25 hottest list of papers in Journal of Marine Systems whitin the topic Agricultural and Biological Sciences !!!
The article entitled "Biological control of harmful algal blooms: A modelling study" appeared in Journal of Marine Systems, olume 61, Issue 3-4, 1 July 2006, Pages 165-179, by Solé J., Estrada M. and E. García-Ladona, has been rated in the first place of the Top25 list of hottest articles from the journal in the topic Agricultural and Biological Sciences !!!.
[24-02-2006]: The article General patterns of circulation, sediment fluxes and ecology of the Palamos (La Fonera) submarine canyon, northwestern Mediterranean' by A. Palanques and collaborators on top of the Top25 hottest list of papers in Progress in Oceanography !!!
The article entitled "General patterns of circulation, sediment fluxes and ecology of the Palamos (La Fonera) submarine canyon, northwestern Mediterranean" appeared in Progress in Oceanography, Volume 66, Issue 2-4, 1 August 2005, Pages 89-119, by Palanques A., Garcia-Ladona E., Gomis D., Martin J., Marcos M., Pascual A., Puig P., Gili J.M., Emelianov M., Monserrat S., Guillen J., Tintore J., Segura M., Jordi A., Ruiz S., Basterretxea G., Font J., Blasco D. and F. Pagès, has been rated in the first place of the Top25 list of hottest articles from the journal Progress in Oceanography.
[16-01-2006]: Fellow Announcement (Job Opportunity)
Fellow Announcement (Job Opportunity)
The recently approved project, MIDAS-4, which is part of the Spanish contribution to the European Space Agency SMOS mission (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) has been granted with a fellowship to carry out a PhD in numerical modelling and data assimilation techniques concerning ocean salinity. General information on the SMOS project can be found at http://www.icm.csic.es/oce/projects/smos/. The candidate will be host in the GOF group (Physical Oceanography Group) at the Marine Sciences Institute (CSIC) in Barcelona (Spain) under the supervision of Drs. Emilio García Ladona and Joaquim Ballabrera. Candidates should be graduate students in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or Marine Sciences with background in numerical and computation methods and geophysics. They should send a detailed cv to the following address: smosphd at cmima.csic.es and later apply to a forthcoming fellowship call by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education to be issued in few weeks. The duration of the enrollment will be up to four years, starting in summer 2006.
Proposition de bourse de thèse
Une bourse de thèse dans le domaine de la simulation numérique et l'assimilation de données de salinité de surface de l'océan est proposée dans le cadre du projet MIDAS-4, partie de la contribution espagnole à la mission SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity Mission) de l'Agence Spatiale Européenne (ESA). De plus amples renseignements sur le projet SMOS sont disponibles sur http://www.icm.csic.es/oce/projects/smos/. Le candidat retenu sera accueilli au sein du Groupe d'Océanographie Physique (GOF) de l'Institut des Sciences de la Mer (CSIC) à Barcelone, sous la direction des Drs Emili García Ladona et Joaquim Ballabrera. Les candidats, issus d'écoles d'ingénieurs ou de formations universitaires en Physique, Mathématique ou Océanographie doivent témoigner d'une expérience dans le domaine de la simulation numérique et des sciences géophysiques. Les candidats intéressés sont invités à envoyer leur cv détaillé à smosphd at cmima.csic.es, avant de présenter leur demande à la prochaine ouverture des bourses du Ministère de l'Education et de la Science du gouvernement espagnol. L'incorporation est prévue pour l'été 2006 et la durée de la bourse est de 4 ans.
[17-03-2005]: Seminari GOF: Near-inertial and tidal currents detected with vessel-mounted acoustic Doppler current profiler in the western Mediterranean Sea, by Jordi Font
[10-03-2005]: Seminari GOF: Using space geodesy measurements to study the Earth's response to surface mass redistribution, by Pedro Elósegui
[24-02-2005]: Seminari GOF: AFORO: a personal interesting multidisciplinary project, by Emili Garcia
[10-02-2005]: Seminari GOF: Detection of tsunami waves by satellite imagery: an open debate - Antonio Turiel
[02-12-2004]: Serminari: Dynamics of Atmosphere-Ocean Boundary Layer Systems in the Tropics by John A. Young
[04-10-2004]: Seminari: Wavelets in geosciences: a practical guide por A. Turiel