Principal Investigator:
Clara Lázaro

The Coastal and Ocean Dynamics (COD) team main research areas are coastal and ocean physical and bio-geochemical processes, their dynamics and interaction with the coast, estuaries and the atmosphere, as well as with species and ecosystems.

Overall, the group aims to contribute to ocean science, supporting ocean resources management and decision making by taking innovative approaches, providing new data and models, as well as better and more efficient tools for data analysis and forecasting. To better assess conditions, processes, risks and impacts, research focusses on: the development and implementation of multi-sensor monitoring systems, mounted on terrestrial, aerial or marine moving platforms, including buoys; remote sensing, namely ocean SAR and altimetry, and GIS; underwater acoustics; and deep sea, coastal and estuarine numerical hydrodynamic and biogeochemical modelling, including the assessment of sediment and larvae transport and climate change impacts.

Publications Highlights

Iglesias I., Lorenzo M.N., Lázaro C., Fernandes J., Bastos L. (2017). Sea level anomaly in the North Atlantic and seas around Europe: Long-term variability and response to North Atlantic teleconnection patterns. Science of the Total Environment, 609: 861-874.

Bertocci I., Domínguez Godino J.A., Freitas C., Incera M., Bio A., Domínguez R. (2017). Compounded perturbations in coastal areas: contrasting responses to nutrient enrichment and the regime of storm-related disturbance depend on life-history traits. Functional Ecology, 31: 1122-1134.

Fernandes M.J., Lázaro C., Ablain M., Pires N. (2015). Improved wet path delays for all ESA and reference altimetric missions. Remote Sensing of Environment, 169: 50-74.

Gonçalves J.A., Henriques R. (2015). UAV Photogrammetry for topographic monitoring of coastal areas. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 104, 101-111.

Sá C., D'Alimonte D., Brito A.C., Kajiyama T., Mendes C.R., Vitorino J., Oliveira P.B., da Silva J.C.B., Brotas V. (2015). Validation of standard and alternative satellite ocean-color chlorophyll products off Western Iberia. Remote Sensing of Environment, 168, 403-419.