Research topics

LARGE-SCALE OCEAN CIRCULATION

To understand the mechanisms that control ocean circulation at large scale, particularly the transfer of properties through the ocean-atmosphere interface, the thermocline, and the deep ocean, and its role from seasonal...

CLIMATE CHANGE

The analysis of time series from both observations and numerical simulations allows investigating past (glacial-interglacial oscillations) and future ocean changes and their potential impact on the Earth system. We are evaluating statistical changes...

MESOSCALE AND SMALL-SCALE OCEAN PROCESSES

To understand the interactions between mesoscale structures, inertial-gravitational waves, and the distribution of nutrients, phytoplankton, and zooplankton. We use high-resolution non-hydrostatic models and ecological models. New analysis tools are...

OCEAN MODELLING AND DATA ASSIMILATION

To design, adapt, and implement numerical simulations to analyze ocean processes at different scales, from large-scale interactions and climate evolution to mesoscale and small-scale phenomena, both in the open ocean and in coastal regions...

NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR OCEANIC, COASTAL, AND SEA ICE OBSERVATIONS

To develop ad hoc autonomous platforms and sensors for specific oceanographic monitoring purposes. To improve and enhance current instrument designs for near-surface and small-scale observations. To develop polar instrumentation, devise...

ADVANCED OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA PROCESSING METHODS

To obtain new and/or enhanced geophysical information from satellite and in-situ measurements for use in a wide variety of applications such as turbulence modeling and ocean-atmosphere interaction. Research activities include satellite data calibration...

Projects

The transition to a low carbon economy needs to achieve multiple aims: competitiveness, protection of the environment, creation of quality jobs, and s...
Uno de los objetivos del proyecto Corrientes Oceánicas y Seguridad en el Medio Marino (COSMO) es la creación de una base de datos de trayectorias de...
The Institute of Marine Science (ICM), through its Department of Physical and Technological Oceanography, is from 2005 an Expert Support Laboratory fo...

Recent publications

Barella-Ortiz A., Polcher J., de Rosnay P., Piles M., Gelati E. (2017)
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 357-375. DOI: 10.5194/hess-21-357-2017. (BibTeX: barellaortiz.etal.2017a)
Olivar M.P., Hulley P.A., Castellón A., Emelianov M., López C., Tuset V.M., Contreras T., Molí B. (2017)
Progress in Oceanography, 151, 116–137. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2016.12.001. (BibTeX: olivar.etal.2017a)
Olmedo E., Martínez J., Turiel A., Ballabrera-Poy J., Portabella M. (2017)
Remote Sensing of Environment, 193, 103–126. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2017.02.023. (BibTeX: olmedo.etal.2017a)