Activities

ICE-ARC 3 – 26 agosto 2017
August 03 2017

El ICM participa en ICE-ARC, un proyecto europeo que conecta las disciplinas científica, social y económica para investigar los cambios que ocurren en el Ártico y cómo actuar para minimizar su impacto.

Time:
(All day)
Oceanographic cruise in the Brazil-Malvinas Confluence: RETRO-BMC
April 08 2017

Entre el 8 y 28 de abril se llevará a cabo la campaña RETRO-BMC en la Confluencia de Brasil-Malvinas a bordo del BIO Hespérides. La campaña se enmarca en el proyecto "Retroflexiones de frontera oeste: Conexiones en transportes latitudinales y recirculaciones de giro en el Oceano Atlántico" (VA-DE-RETRO, http://va-de-retro.icm.csic.es) financiado por el Plan Nacional de I+D (referencia CTM2014-56987-P). El objetivo de la campaña es investigar la región de confluencia a dos escalas espaciales distintas. Una primera escala abarcará la región frontal, incluyendo los patrones de circulación regional, las estructuras mesoescalares adyacentes y la subducción de aguas subantárticas en la región frontal. La otra escala se centrará en el propio sistema frontal, incluyendo las estructuras submesoescalares y las intrusiones frontales termohalinas. Esto permitirá (1) describir la variabilidad espacial de las propiedades y masas de agua a estas dos escalas, (2) cuantificar los flujos geostróficos/ageostróficos horizontales y flujos verticales, y (3) explorar los balances de masa, momento y otras propiedades en la región. En la campaña, liderada por Mikhail Emelianov, participarán investigadores españoles, argentinos y brasileños.

New project:Ocean Currents and Marine Environmental Security (COSMO)
February 28 2017

The Department of Physical Oceanography and Technology submitted a proposal for research in the last call for Proyectos de I+D+I in the State Programme of Research, Development and Innovation Facing the Challenges of Society. The project, called Ocean Currents and Marine Environmental Security (COSMO) has been accepted by the ministry. One goal of COSMO is the creation of a database of trajectories of floating devices that compiles homogenizes, validates, distributes and compares different sets of observations which are currently dispersed among different public entities. The data obtained will be used to validate predictions of trajectories systems used in search and rescue operations carried out by Maritime Rescue.

Carolina Gabarró designated as Spanish delegate in the Internation Arctic Science Comitee
February 28 2017

Carolina Gabarró has been designated as Spanish delegate in the Internation Arctic Science Comitee (IASC), for the Cryosphere working group, with Francisco Navarro (UPM). The IASC pursues the mission of encouraging and facilitating cooperation in all aspects of Arctic research in order to foster a greater scientific understanding of the Arctic region and its role in the Earth system.

New Seminar Series at DOFT
January 31 2017

Iniciamos un nuevo Ciclo de Seminarios del DOFT, bajo la coordinación de Álvaro Viudez. Los seminarios están abiertos a todo el público, son puntos de encuentro entre los propios miembros del DOFT y otros investigadores interesados en la física del medio marino. Cualquier persona interesada en suscribirse a la lista de distribución de los avisos de seminarios puede contactar con Celia Rovira (rovira@icm.csic.es). Para dar una conferencia favor contactar con Álvaro Viúdez (aviudez@icm.csic.es).

Location:
Sala Julià
Planet Ocean, edited by Josep L. Pelegrí and Dolors Vaqué
November 30 2016

En el marc de les XXXII Trobades Científiques de la Mediterrània - organitzades per l'Institut Menorquí d'Estudis (IME), la Societat Catalana de Física, l'Institut Mediterrani d'Estudis Avançats (IMEDEA-UIB-CSIC) i l'Institut de Ciències del Mar - es va retre homenatge a tres grans investigadors i companys de l'ICM: Marta Estrada, en Jordi Font i en Jordi Salat. Els tres van entrar a l’Instituto de Investigaciones Pesqueras (IIP) durant la dècada del 1970 i amb el seu compromís i energia van treballar durant tots aquests anys aportant noves línies d’investigació que han proporcionat avenços substancials en la forma d’entendre el sistema marí, a més d’ajudar a molts joves investigadors a formar-se i apassionar-se amb la recerca.

Com part d'aquest homenatge s'ha fet la presentació d’un volum especial de Scientia Marina, la revista oceanogràfica que els tres han recolzat  durant tota la seva carrera. Aquest especial, que consta de 22 articles sobre la oceanografia biològica i física, inclou també tres biografies sobre els investigadors homenatjats. Els editors d’aquest volum han estat Josep Lluís Pelegrí del DOFT i Dolors Vaqué i hi ha un total de 13 articles científics amb autoria d'investigadors del DOFT. El pdf del volum especial el podeu trobar a la web de la revista Scientia Marina: http://scimar.icm.csic.es/scimar/index.php/secId/7/Id/209

Presentation of project VA-DE-RETRO to marine science students
November 09 2016

El proper dimecres 9 de novembre, a l'Aula Magna de la Facultat de Geologia de la Universitat de Barcelona, es presentarà el projecte VA-DE RETRO als estudiants de Ciències del Mar d'aquesta universitat. La presentació la faran Josep L. Pelegrí, Paola Castellanos, Miquel Rosell, Dorleta Orúe-Echeverría, Ignasi Vallés i Marta Masdeu. L'objectiu de la presentació es mostrar part de la recerca que el DOFT actualment desenvolupa a l'Oceà Atlàntic, sobre tot aquella recerca que contempla treball de camp a l'Oceà Atlàntic equatorial i sud. L'èmfasi es posarà en descriure el projecte "Connexions en transports latitudinals i recirculacions de gir a l'Oceà Atlàntic" (VA-DE-RETRO, referència CTM2014-56987-P), explicant l'objectiu del project i descrivint les campanyes oceanogràfiques que es faran com part del projecte.

El projecte VA-DE-RETRO es una iniciativa que busca entendre dues regions claus de l'Oceà Atlàntic: la retroflexió de la Corrent del Nord de Brasil a l'equador, davant de la descàrrega de l'Amazones, i la trobada de les Corrents de Brasil i Malvines, davant de la descàrrega de Rio de La Plata. Aquestes regions son clau per tant connecten els tròpics, on l'oceà incorpora grans quantitats d'energia solar, i les altes latituds, on aquesta energia s'allibera a l'atmosfera. També son fonamentals per la distribució de nutrients i oxigen dissolt, que controlen els cicles biogeoquímics dels oceans. Son unes veritables vàlvules reguladores de la circulació global oceànica i, en conseqüència, de l'estat climàtic del nostre planeta.

Al projecte VA-DE-RETRO participen investigadors de l'Institut de Ciències del Mar, la Universitat de Girona i la Universitat de Barcelona, amb la col·laboració d'investigadors d'altres centres espanyols i estrangers. El projecte és finançat pel Plan Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad del govern espanyol.

For more information on the VA-DE-RETRO project you may visit the web page http://va-de-retro.icm.csic.es

Given by:
Josep L. Pelegrí, Montserrat Vidal, Paola Castellanos, Miquel Rosell, Dorleta Orúe-Echeverría, Ignasi Vallés i Marta Masdeu
Location:
Aula Magna de Geologia, Universitat de Barcelona
Introductory course on marine sciences for school teachers
October 31 2016

En el marc de les activitats de difusió del projecte VA-DE-RETRO (ref. CTM2014-56987-P), finançat pel Ministerio de Economía y Competitivitat, s'impartirà el curs "Potenciant la curiositat per l'oceanografia: conceptes i eines per professors de primària". La primera sessió del curs es farà el dia 20 d'octubre, els profesors son investigadors del DOFT: Paola Castellanos, Marta Masdeu, Carine Simon i Josep Lluís Pelegrí. Hi participen mestres de les escoles Bogatell, Antoni Brusi i Patronat Domenech.

En una societat tant tecnològica com la que ara ens trobem, els nostres infants i nens corren dos riscos importants: es poden deslligar progressivament de la natura que els envolta i, al mateix temps, perdre la seva creativitat i curiositat natural. Els nens de mena són científics – es fan preguntes, sovint sense resposta, volen descobrir, investigar i entendre com funcionen les coses – però amb els anys aquesta virtut pot quedar empetitida si no rep un recolzament adient.

L'objectiu d’aquest curs es justament aportar diverses eines als mestres que treballen amb nens, eines que els ajudin a potenciar la seva actitud nata de recerca dins d’una temàtica lligada a la natura: la oceanografia. Per això oferim dos mòduls de formació: un de pràctic i un altre de teòric. En aquests mòduls es subministraran eines per poder dur a terme el mètode científic, prioritzant en tot moment que els nens desenvolupin un amor envers els oceans al mateix temps que mantenen i incrementen les seves qualitats intrínseques de curiositat i creativitat.

Per mes informació podeu visitar la página web http://barcelona-ocean.com/training/course/potenciant-la-curiositat-loce...

Given by:
Paola Castellanos, Marta Masdeu, Carine Simon, Josep Lluís Pelegrí
Location:
Institut de Ciències del Mar
XXXII Trobades Científiques de la Mediterrània Josep Miquel Vidal - Tribute to Marta Estrada, Jordi Font and Jordi Salat
October 05 2016

Every year since 1985, the Societat Catalana de Física (SCF, http://blogs.iec.cat/scfis/) and the Institut Menorquí d’Estudis (IME, http:// www.ime.cat) organize the conference entitled Trobades Científiques de la Mediterrània (TCM), with the support of several academic institutions. The topic of the TCM 2016 is the sea. It obviously includes physical oceanography, but also chemical, biological and geological oceanography. Theoretical, numerical and observational studies covering from regional to planetary scales are welcome. Although the focus will be put on the Mediterranean, studies focusing on other regions will also be accepted. The TCM 2016 will thus be a multidisciplinary forum aimed to fostering the interaction between the different parcels of Marine Sciences.

Also the 2016 edition of the TCM wants to pay a tribute, in this case to three people that have pioneered (altogether with others) the field of modern Mediterranean oceanography. They are Dr. Marta Estrada, Dr. Jordi Font and Dr. Jordi Salat, who have developed practically all their careers at the Institute of Marine Sciences in Barcelona and that this year have reached the retirement age.

Para mayor información pueden visitar la web de las Trobades: http://planeta-ocea.icm.csic.es.

Location:
Maó, Menorca
IV Encuentro de la Oceanografía Física Española
July 20 2016

The IV Encuentro de la Oceanografía Física Española (EOF2016) wil take place in the San Vicente Campus of the Universidad de Alicante between 20 and 22 July 2016. The meting is organized by the universities of Alicante, Politècnica de Catalunya, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Vigo, together with Puertos del Estado and the Institute of Marine Sciences in Barcelona.

The EOF2016 acsepts communications on any of the following topics: processes at different scales (small scale, submesoescala, mesoescala and large scale), harbour and coastal oceanography, ocean methods (all sorts of technologies, including models and remote sensing), climate change, marine climate, operational oceanography, ocean energy sources, paleoceanography.

For further information please visit the web page of the meeting: http://www.vsimposioccmar.com/encuentro-espanol-de-la-oceanografia-fisica/

New support staff at DOFT
June 30 2016

These days two new members have joined DOFT: Neus Figueras Balañá and José Manuel Rodríguez Del Amo. Neus has an undergraduate degreee in Marine Sciecnes and enters our department hired through the European Social Fund while José Manuel is a Advanced Technician on Informatic Systems Administration and joins the department through a contract from the Generalitat de Catalunya that supports our research group on Physical and Technological Oceanography.

Welcome!!

Celia Rovira joins the DOFT
May 15 2016

Celia Rovira has joined DOFT with tasks of technical support, replacing our dear Maria Rosa Vitrià, who retired recently. We welcome her and wish her a wonderful tiem at DOFT, with the certainty that she will help us wery much in our daily tasks.

Weekly departamental seminars return to the Sala Julià - Next seminar to be given by Emili Garcia Ladona
April 19 2016

The forecoming seminar will be given by Emili García Ladona, on 19 April at 12 hours, entitled: "New DOFT web: hot to access and create personal contents".

Time:
12:00
Given by:
Emili García Ladona
Position at:
Departament de Oceanografia Física i Tecnològica, ICM
Location:
Sala Julià
Incorporation of Anna Cabré with a Beatriu de Pinós contract
April 01 2016

Anna Cabré will join our departament on April 1st with a Beatriu de Pinós contract. This contract, financed by the Generalitat de Catalunya, will be to work in collaboration with Josep L. Pelegrí on the project "Open-ocean deeep water convection mechanisms and teleconnections to tropical rainfall". Anna did her doctorate in astrophysics in 2008 and since 2009 she has been a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania, during the last years studying large scale ocean circulation and biogeochemical processes.

Communications at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting
February 22 2016

Mikhail Emelianov, Josep Lluís Pelegrí and Jaume Piera, all them researchers from DOFT, will present communications at the forecoming 2016 Ocean Sciences meeting, to be held in New Orleans on the week of 22 February 2016. Mikhail Emelianov will author a communication on "In situ observations of the Brazil-Malvinas Confluence in March 2015", Jaume Piera will present "Innovative technologies (DIY instruments and data sonification) for engaging volunteers to participate in marine environmental monitoring programs", and Josep Lluís Pelegrí will lead a communication on "On how the seasonal variability of the ITCZ drives subtropical-tropical exchange in the Atlantic Ocean". These authors will also coauthor another four communications.

Location:
New Orleans
Meeting of the OOP-OMT project
February 18 2016

Los días 18 y 19 de febrero se realizará en Ensenada, México, la segunda reunión del proyecto POMTE (en inglés: Offshore oil platforms for ocean monitoring and testing, OOP-OMT), con la participación de Jaume Piera, Mikhail Emelianov y Josep Lluís Pelegrí del DOFT, junto con investigadores del Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada y del Instituto Ocenográfico de la Universidad de Sao Paulo. El objetivo de la reunión es avanzar en la identificación de oportunidades y estrategias que permitan utilizar las plataformas petroleras para probar equipos oceanográficos y desarrollar sistemas de observación autónomos, con transmisión de datos oceánicos en tiempo real.

Location:
Ensenada
SMOS Salinity ESL progress meeting
February 02 2016

Next 2 and 3 February 2016 will be held at Locean (Paris) the 29th progress meeting of expert support laboratories (ESL) for the retrieval of ocean salinity from SMOS radiometric measurements. Our department is one of those laboratories, and Antonio Turiel is the current principal investigator. Since 2005, and under contract with ESA, we have been working one the definition, validation and improvement of algorithms that integrate the level 2 SMOS salinity processor.

Jordi Font retires from active oceanography
January 31 2016

Research Professor Jordi Font retired on 9 January 2016. Jordi was fundamental for the creation and growth of the Department of Physical and Technological Oceanography at ICM, and a key actor for the continuous growth of physical ocenography in Spain. He has been head of the department in several instances and has served in several international societies and committees. Participant in 45 oceanographic campaigns with more than 400 days at sea. Author or co-author of 400 communications to scientific symposia and 300 published papers (90 in journals indexed in the Science Citation Reports), with h-index=30. Adviser of 9 PhD thesis. Principal Investigator in several Spanish and European research contracts. Convener of sessions in international symposia, member of evaluation panels for research institutions, and reviewer for 30 journals. More than 100 interviews and collaborations in social media. Since 1999 and until his retirement, he has been Co-Lead Investigator for ocean salinity in the European Space Agency SMOS mission. Until May 2010 he was Chairman of the Ocean Physics and Climate Committee of the International Commission for the Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean Sea CIESM. He received the National Arts Award 2011 of the Catalan Government in the category of Thought and Scientific Culture.

We are most grateful to Jordi Font for all what he has done for the department and each of its members, we will miss him a lot! Nevertheless, we are released to know he will continue coming every Wednesday to sing with the "Coral del Mar", the choir ensemble of our institute!

Maria Rosa Vitrià retires
January 31 2016

Maria Rosa Vitrià started working at ICM really young, in June 1963. More than 50 years making history in our institute and department, continuously helping many researchers in the most diverse tasks. We are really grateful to Maria Rosa and we will miss her very much. Nevertheless, we trust that she will come to visit us frequently because the department will always be her home! Thanks, Maria Rosa!!

Seminar at ICM: A heterodox view of the Earth’s circulatory system
January 26 2016
Given by:
Josep Lluís Pelegrí
Position at:
DOFT, ICM
Location:
ICM, Barcelona
Incorporation of Ignasi Vallès with a FPI contract in the frame of project VA-DE-RETRO
January 17 2016

On 17 January 2016 Ignasi Vallès Casanova will join our department with an FPI contract in the frame of the project "Western boundary retroflections: connecting latitudinal transports and gyre recirculations in the Atlantic Ocean" (VA-DE-RETRO), financed by the R&D Plan of the Spanish government. Ignasi's research will focus on the dynamics of two major retroflections in the Atlantic Ocean: the Brasil-Malvinas Confluence and the Equatorial Undercurrent.

Talk at ICM: Measuring Arctic sea ice concentration with SMOS
January 12 2016
Time:
12:00
Given by:
Carolina Gabarró
Position at:
DOFT-ICM
Location:
ICM, Barcelona
Change of department chair
January 08 2016

The present DOFT department chair, Jordi Font, is retiring on January 8 and will be replaced by Josep Lluís Pelegrí following the proposal made by the department faculty to ICM Director. Jordi was chairing the department since April 2013, when we added "and Technological" to Physical Oceanography to better describe our field of research.

BEC broadens its scope
January 01 2016

On January 1 begins a new stage of BEC, the SMOS Barcelona Expert Centre installed in DOFT-ICM. The SMOS-BEC (SMOS-BARCELONA EXPERT CENTER ON RADIOMETRIC CALIBRATION AND OCEAN SALINITY) was founded in July 2007 by agreement between CSIC and UPC to enhance coordination and visibility of both institutions in their joint work in processing data from the SMOS European Space Agency mission. Now, six years after the satellite launch, a collaboration agreement has been signed between the two institutions and the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC) on Earth observation activities. As a result, as of January 1, the IEEC is integrated in the BEC that becomes now the BARCELONA EXPERT CENTER ON REMOTE SENSING and widens its scope to cover all remote sensing topics of interest for the three entities.

Talk outside: Ciència ciutadana: una nova aproximació per observar el mar (in Catalan)
December 21 2015
Time:
18:30
Given by:
Jaume Piera
Position at:
DOFT-ICM
Location:
Residència d'Investigadors, carrer Hospital 64, Barcelona

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