II Granada Meeting on Coastal Systems: From Fundamental Processes to Coastal Risks. February 7, 2020



There is an urgent need of knowledge to understand the response of coastal systems to current and near-future challenges, such as natural and man-induced global changes. Sea level rise, increase in the probability of the occurrence of extreme events, increase in water temperature, reduction of run-off, and increase in human pressure on the ecosystems are just some examples of the changes that coastal systems are facing. The sustainable management of coastal systems is, therefore, one of the greatest scientific and technical challenges of today.

This meeting focuses on the knowledge of coastal systems dynamics, covering from fundamental concepts and processes to advanced applications in engineering and management. This meeting is particularly intended for MSc and PhD students. The school aims at providing an integrated view of coastal systems through lectures and short courses jointly led by international renowned experts and young postdoctoral researchers.


February 7, Friday
I. Vulnerability of coastal ecosystems
09:30-10:15 Rafael Muñoz Carpena – Professor of Hydrology and Environmental Modeling at the University of Florida, USA
10:15-10:45 María Ángeles Serrano García – Spatial and temporal variability of tides in the mid-field Guadalquivir ROFI
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
II. Soils and marine sediments
11:15-12:00 Juan Carlos Santamarina – Professor of Energy Resources and Petroleum Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
12:00-12:30 Pilar Díaz Carrasco – Marine dynamics-structures-soil interaction: advances and future challenges
12:30-12:45 Coffe Break
III. Spatio-temporal dynamics of flood risk
12:45-13:30 Andreas P. Zischg – Associate Professor at the Institute of Geography of the University of Bern, Switzerland
13:30-14:00 Andrea Lira Loarca – Changes in the temporal variability of wave climate due to climate change in the coast of Granada, Spain
14:00-16:00 Lunch Break
IV. Hands-on short course: ‘Risk Analysis: A Global Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis framework’
16:00-18:00 Rafael Muñoz Carpena – Professor of Hydrology and Environmental Modeling at the University of Florida, USA — Download Material 1 and 2


Attendance. Date and Place

MeetingFebruary 7, 2020, 09:30-18:00.

All those who are willing to attend the meeting are kindly invited. Attendance is free (up to +/-100). This event will take place at the Andalusian Institute for Earth System Research (IISTA).