Department

Physical and Technological Oceanography

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT:

MARCOS PORTABELLA

Physical and Technological Oceanography Department

The Physical and Technological Oceanography Department focuses on the study of the physical properties of the ocean, its behavior and role in the climate of the Earth using the principle of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. It is the largest Spanish physical oceanography department and that with the most extensive scientific production. Its interests focus on the observation (both in situ and remote sensing) and analysis of the ocean physical environment at a broad range of spatio-temporal scales. Its members include physicists, engineers, and oceanographers with complementary skills that work together to further our understanding of the ocean dynamics by combining experimental, numerical and theoretical approaches. The group members are especially committed at mentoring students and offering specialized courses, participating in numerous public outreach activities, and steering citizen science initiatives.

In the framework of the ICM challenges and research lines, researchers of the Physical and Technological Oceanography Department lead the Research Group: Physical and Technological Oceanography and work on a range of topics including:

- Large-scale ocean circulation
- Climate change
- Mesoscale and small-scale ocean processes
- Advanced oceanographic data processing methods
- Ocean modelling and data assimilation
- New technologies for oceanic, coastal, and sea ice observations
- Citizen science

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PHYSICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT WEB SITE

Researchers
36
Publications *
61
Funding *
3516
k€
* Data from the last two years

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Highlights

C. Gabarró: Spanish delegate to the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC).

J. Isern: Member of ICATMAR Steering Committee.

J.L. Pelegrí: Member of the Science Team on Observing and Modeling the Meridional Overturning Circulation in the South Atlantic; Member of the Laboratorio Internacional de Cambio Global; Member of ICATMAR Steering Committee.

J. Piera: Member of the steering committee of the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA)

M. Portabella: Member of the ESA & EUMETSAT SCA Science Advisory Group (SCA SAG); Member of the NASA International Ocean Vector Wind Science Team (IOVWST).

A. Turiel: Member of the SMOS Quality Working Group (QWG); Chairman of the SMOS Barcelona Expert Centre (BEC)

Publications
  • Dissolved organic carbon leaching from plastics stimulates microbial activity in the ocean
  • Transportation in a 100% renewable energy system
  • Improving SMOS Sea Surface Salinity in the Western Mediterranean Sea through Multivariate and Multifractal Analysis
  • GNSS Transpolar Earth Reflectometry exploriNg System (G-TERN): Mission Concept
  • Inversion of In Situ Light Absorption and Attenuation Measurements to Estimate Constituent Concentrations in Optically Complex Shelf Seas
Projects
  • Participatory Approaches to a New Ethical and Legal Framework for ICT
  • Multiscale Observation Networks for Optical monitoring of Coastal waters, Lakes and Estuaries
  • SOBRE LA CONTINUIDAD DE LAS MISIONES SATELITALES DE BANDA L: NUEVOS PARADIGMAS EN PRODUCTOS Y APLICACIONES
Contracts
  • Arctic+ Salinity Expro+ Contract Nº ARG/003-039/1118/ICM-CSIC
  • Subcontract to undertake to develop a Sea Surfaee Salinity ECV as further described in the SoW and to make a final presentation of the results ARG-003-039/0518/ICM-CSIC
  • Baltic+Theme 1:Salinity Dynamics Contract nº: ARG/003-045/1218/ICM-CSIC