Research group

Ocean and Littoral Sedimentary Processes

Ocean and Littoral Sedimentary Processes

Investigating the processes that govern the dynamics of marine sedimentary systems

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Multidisciplinary group devoted to investigate the processes that govern the dynamics of recent and present marine sedimentary systems from observational and modeling techniques. We study the causes and effects of natural sedimentary processes in a multidisciplinary approach, investigating the interactions they have with the dynamics of biological, geochemical and physical processes. We analyze their effects on the ecosystem, their interactions with human activities and their implications for environmental management. We also analyze the environmental impact of human activities on sedimentary systems and their consequences for society. The main themes of our current research are the morphodynamic evolution and the erosion, transport and record of sedimentary material in relation to the current dynamic processes, anthropogenic activities and their recent evolution as a reference to help improve the knowledge of global changes.

STAFF
8
PUBLICATIONS*
23
FUNDING*
664
k€
* Data from the last two years

Group members

Head of group (PI)

Senior Researcher

Postdoc Researcher

Predoc Trainee

Most relevant information

Highlights

Time Series of Hydrochange. Catalán continental rise. Currents, temperature, salinity, turbidity.

Time Series of the Coastal Ocean Observatory, Barcelona, Castelldefels, Vilanova I la Geltrú. Video monitoring, temperature, salinity, currents, turbidity, water samples, sediment samples, sediment grain size, nutrients, chlorophyll.

Oceanographic chuises: Abides1, Abides, 2, Abides ROV, Abides 3. Chief SAcientist: Pere Puig

Publications
  • Isla, Enrique; Pérez-Albaladejo, Elisabet; Porte Visa, Cinta;
    2018

    Toxic anthropogenic signature in Antarctic continental shelf and deep sea sediments

    Scientific Reports 8: 9154 (2018)
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27375-4
  • Palanques, Albert; Puig, Pere;
    2018

    Particle fluxes induced by benthic storms during the 2012 dense shelf water cascading and open sea convection period in the northwestern Mediterranean basin

    Marine Geology 406: 119-131 (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2018.09.010
  • Paradis Vilar, Sarah; Masqué, Pere; Puig, Pere; Juan Díaz, Xènia; Gorelli, Giulia; Company, Joan B.; Palanques, Albert;
    2018

    Enhancement of sedimentation rates in the Foix Canyon after the renewal of trawling fleets in the early XXIst century

    Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 132: 51-59 (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2018.01.002
  • Ribó, Marta; Durán, Ruth; Puig, Pere; Van Rooij, D.; Guillén, Jorge; Masqué, Pere;
    2018

    Large sediment waves over the Gulf of Roses upper continental slope (NW Mediterranean)

    Marine Geology 399: 84-96 (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2018.02.006
Projects
  • BLUEMED

    Period: from 2016 to 2020
    Funding entity:
    H2020-BG-2016-1
    Ref.:
    H2020-FOOD/0319
    Amount awarded:
    85428.00€
  • Grup de Processos Litorals i Oceanics

    Period: from 2018 to 2021
    Funding entity:
    GCT - Ayudas para apoyar a los grupos de investigación (SGR) que desarrollen investigación en Cataluña en las diferentes áreas científicas.
    Principal Investigator:
    Palanques Monteys, Albert, Ocean and Littoral Sedimentary Processes
    Ref.:
    2017_SGR_00863
    Amount awarded:
    43843.94€
Contracts