UHINAK . IV Congreso transfronterizo sobre Cambio Climático y Litoral

IV Cross border conference on climate and coastal change

Focussed on action against climate emergency

4th-5th novembre, 2020
FICOBA - IRUN
Atlantic Europe

Edition 2020 Online Conference

A two-day programme transmitted via streaming that will include guest speakers, oral communications, colloquiums and posters.

Programme and speakers

  • All the
    sessions
  • Day oneWednesday, 4
  • Day twoThursday, 5
  • Congress'
    speakers
The 2020 Uhinak Conference will be online to guarantee its celebration in the best conditions

Wednesday, 4 november 2020

Day opening

  • 9:00 Official opening
  • 9:30 Opening: Adolfo Uriarte, Strategic Value Director AZTI

Opening keynote lecture

  • 9:40 Ocean-based solutions to remove CO2: a challenge for science and governance.
    Javier Arístegui, Institute of Oceanography and Global Change. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

SESSION I - Climate emergency: our coast in 2050

Guest speaker

  • 10:15 Multi-scale wave dynamics along the Basque Coast - Insights through numerical modelling
    Volker Roeber, The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour

Oral communications

  • 10:40 Effects of climate change on the area surrounding the beaches in the municipality of Donostia-San Sebastián.
    Iñaki de Santiago, AZTI
  • 10:50 Projecting population shifts for European diadromous fish species based on climate change scenarios and dispersal dynamics.
    Guillem Chust, AZTI
  • 11:00 Improving knowledge from global diadromous fish distribution vulnerable to climate change and the total benefits gained through ecosystem services.
    Arantza Murillas, AZTI
  • 11:40 A tool for modelling the evolution of the coastline in heavily anthropized areas in an uncertain climate.
    Moisés Álvarez Cuesta, IH Cantabria
  • 10:50 The costs of sea-level rise: coastal adaptation investments vs inaction in Iberian coastal cities.
    Elisa Sainz de Murieta, BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change
  • 12:00 Have the physical processes that enhance the biological productivity of the waters of the Cantabrian continental platform been intensified?
    Almudena Fontán, AZTI
  • 12:10 Comparison of local future climate simulations in maritime-port environments. Synergies between the ECCLIPSE and CRISI-ADAPTII projects.
    Luis Torres, Sigillum Veri S.L.

Guests speakers

  • 12:40 Preliminary studies and diagnosis for the review and adaptation of the STP of protection and management of the Basque Country's coast to face the challenge of climate change.
    Introduction: Ignacio de la Puerta, Director of Territorial Planning, Urbanism and Urban Regeneration. Basque Government.
    Amaia Salaberria, Salaberria Engineering. Directorate of Territorial Planning, Urbanism and Urban Regeneration. Basque Government.
  • 13:05 Naturklima: the Gipuzkoa coastal ocean observing and monitoring system.
    Dorleta Orue-Echevarría, Gipuzkoa Climate Change Foundation, Naturklima

SESSION II - Extreme events and adaptation measures

Guest speaker

  • 15:00 Bakio, a new model for a vulnerable municipality.
    David Gutierrez-Solana, Bakio Town Council

Oral communications

  • 15:25 Numerical assessment of wave overtopping and wave-induced loads on coastal structures during storms.
    Denis Morichon, The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour
  • 15:35 High-energy headland rip current at the Petite Chambre d'Amour beach, Anglet.
    Arthur Mouragues, EPOC- CNRS- University of Bordeaux
  • 15:45 Threats of Climate Change in Critical Urban Infrastructures: Effects on the Sanitation Network and Interdependencies with the Road Transport and Mobility Network.
    Efren Feliu, Tecnalia
  • 15:55 Ocean-meteorological characterization of adverse events due to maritime-coastal risk: impact on the coast of the Basque Autonomous Community.
    Santiago Gaztelumendi, Tecnalia and Basque Meteorology Agency (Euskalmet)
  • 16:05 Response of the coastal zone, and its consumable goods, to climate change. Evidence and procedures.
    Nicanor Prendes Rubiera, MITERD-OECC

Guest speaker

  • 16:30 The coastal video network of Gipuzkoa.
    Gabriel López Martín, Environment Area. Direction General of Environment. Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa

Thursday, 5 november 2020

  • 9:00 Opening

Day opening

Opening keynote lecture day two

  • 9:10 Climate change and blue carbon
    María José Sanz, BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change

Guest speaker

  • 9:45 Vulnerability, risk and adaptation of the Basque Cosat to face the effects of climate change, Kostegoki project.
    Manuel González, AZTI

Oral communications

  • 10:10 Longshore variability of wave run-up along an embayed beach during energetic events.
    Jonas Pinault, The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour - SIAME-UPPA
  • 10:20 An efficient and robust GPGPU-based phase-resolving model for real-time forecasting of coastal hazards.
    Fatima Zahra Mihami, The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour
  • 10:30 Coastal vulnerability assessment to compound extreme events in the Mediterranean.
    José Jiménez, Laboratory of Maritime Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • 10:40 Large concrete block displacement under extreme wave: analysis of the 2/28/2017 event.
    Stephane Abadie, The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour - SIAME, E2S
  • 10:50 Assessment of climate- induced coastal erosion and inundation: application to Dakar (Gobernadapt project).
    Iñigo Aniel Quiroga, IH Cantabria, University of Cantabria
  • 11:00 Observing and modelling runup and overtopping in storm conditions on an engineered beach – Results from POCTEFA MAREA project on Biarritz application site.
    Matthias Delpey, SUEZ Eau France - Center Rivages Pro Tech

Posters

SESSION III - Blue carbon and climate change mitigation

Guest speaker

  • 12:00 The role of seagrass meadows for climate change mitigation
    Nuria Marbá, IMEDEA

Oral communications

  • 12:25 BIOGEARS: developing biobased ropes for use in mussel and seaweed to reduce aquaculture carbon footprint and generate circular economy.
    Leire Arantzamendi, AZTI
  • 12:35 Analysis of the operating parameters of the Mutriku wave plant.
    Irene Arcelay, University of the Basque Country
  • 12:45 Spain-France electrical interconnection through the Gulf of Biscay.
    Diego Fernández Fernández, Red Eléctrica de España

SESSION IV - Governance and management and decision-making tools

Guest speaker

  • 13:15 LIFE IP URBAN KLIMA 2050: deployment of the Basque strategic plan on climate change in urban areas.
    Mª Mar Alonso Martín, Ihobe

Oral communications

  • 15:00 Knowledge generation, scientific exchange and cooperation for the creation of Green and Blue Infrastructures (IV-A) in the World Network of Coastal Biosphere Reserves (BR): Urdaibai (Biscay) and Bunaken-Tangkoko-Minahasa (North Sulawesi, Indonesia).
    Alberto Hernández Salinas, Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur les Amérique (IHEAL-CREDA), Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • 15:10 Securing the supply chains of the future: Development and validation of a Port Resilience Index (PRI) to face the challenges of climate change.
    Fernando José Leon Mateos, University of Vigo
  • 15:20 daptation to climate change of the port of La Goleta (Oliva, Valencia) using risk reduction criteria.
    Jorge Molines, Polytechnic University of Valencia
  • 15:30 Ocean ecology: from the Bay of Biscay to the Patagonian Sea.
    Milo Villain, The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour
  • 15:40 A governance support tool to ease the ecological transition of coastal areas: the permanent space for territorial dialogue.
    Adrien Prenveille, Surfrider Foundation Europe
  • 15:50 Flexible dune management, a constant adaptation to follow the evolution of the Atlantic coasts facing climate change.
    David Rosebery, Office National des Forêts

Guest speaker

  • 16:20 Extreme events as a turning point in the management of the risk of marine submersion: what can we learn from the 10 years since the storm Xynthia?
    Estelle Rouhaud, CEARC Laboratory
POSTERS. Posters to be presented during the congress

SESSION I

  • The DiadES project: three years to assess and enhance ecosystem services provided by diadromous fishes and lampreys in a climate change context. Estíbaliz Díaz, AZTI.
  • Regime shifts in marine top predators’ abundances in relation to climate change: lessons from 40-years long-term study in the south of the Bay of Biscay. Emilie Milon, Centre de la Mer de Biarritz.
  • Sand dune and saltmarsh resilience in the eye of Climate Change. Ibone Ametzaga Arregi, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)/UNESCO Chair.
  • Analysis of economic growth around the Bilbao Estuary. Potential and limitations. Ángel Grima Agullo, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. School of Engineering of Bilbao.

SESSION II

  • Evaluation of the wave strength of South Aquitaine´s coastline based on a 44-year hindcast. Ximun Lastiri, University of Pau and Pays de l´Adour - SIAME - E2S-UPPA-HPC Wave chair.
  • Characterisation of damage caused by the sea along the coasts of Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa. Santiago Gaztelumendi, Tecnalia and Basque Meteorology Agency (Euskalmet).
  • Study of the records of the ocean-meteorological observation systems in galerna (gale) situations. Manuela Álvarez Mutiozabal, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. Engineering School of Bilbao.

SESSION III

  • Blue carbon attenuation of future coastal risks related to extreme currents and sea-water levels: the high-resolution 2D simulation as a management tool. Pierre Lochin, École Pratique des Hautes Études – PSL.

SESSION IV

  • The warnings/alerts/alarms for maritime-coastal risk in the Basque Autonomous Community. Santiago Gaztelumendi, Tecnalia and Basque Meteorology Agency (Euskalmet).
  • Txingudi: illustrating the past and present of this bay. Raul Castro Uranga, AZTI.
  • Nature-based solutions to face climate change: restoration of dunes and marshes. Lorena Peña López, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).
  • User interaction on Basque beaches during the summer season. María de las Mercedes Maruri Machado, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. School of Engineering of Bilbao.
  • Vulnerability of Basque beach users to the conditions of the sea in the summer season. María de las Mercedes Maruri Machado, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. School of Engineering of Bilbao.

Official opening

Opening
Adolfo Uriarte, Strategic Value Director AZTI

OPENING KEYNOTE LECTURE

Ocean-based solutions to remove CO2: a challenge for science and governance

The only possible scenario for achieving the Paris commitment to keep the temperature of the planet between 1.5-2°C above pre-industrial values by the end of the century is to combine drastic emission reductions with the capture of greenhouse gases, through "negative emission technologies". We will analyse what these challenges are, both from a scientific and a governance point of view, including their potential and risks.

Speaker's name

Javier Arístegui
Institute of Oceanography and Global Change. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

SESSION I
Climate emergency: our coast in 2050

GUEST SPEAKER

MULTI-SCALE WAVE DYNAMICS ALONG THE BASQUE COAST - INSIGHTS THROUGH NUMERICAL MODELLING.

The Basque coast is exposed to energetic open ocean swells from the North Atlantic. Due to the irregular underwater rock formations, the wave processes are highly subject to the local bathymetry. We have utilized the phase-resolving numerical model BOSZ, developed within the E2S chair HPC-Waves at UPPA, to compute a variety of typical wave scenarios along the Basque coast. We will explain the numerical background of the model and highlight its applicability to study nearshore wave processes. The results along the Basque Coast exhibit strong local refraction patterns nearshore, which lead to a significant variation of wave energy along the coast. Infra-gravity wave processes often dominate the wave runup and show substantial energy levels even in long-period bands over 5 min.

Volker Roeber

Volker Roeber
The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour

Oral communications

10:40
Effects of climate change on the area surrounding the beaches in the municipality of Donostia-San Sebastián.

Iñaki de Santiago
AZTI

10:50
Projecting population shifts for European diadromous fish species based on climate change scenarios and dispersal dynamics.

Guillem Chust
AZTI

11:00
Improving knowledge from global diadromous fish distribution vulnerable to climate change and the total benefits gained through ecosystem services.

Arantza Murillas
AZTI

11:10 | Coffee break

11:40
A tool for modelling the evolution of the coastline in heavily anthropized areas in an uncertain climate.

Moisés Álvarez Cuesta.
IH Cantabria

11:50
The costs of sea-level rise: coastal adaptation investments vs inaction in Iberian coastal cities.

Elisa Sainz de Murieta
BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change

12:00
Have the physical processes that enhance the biological productivity of the waters of the Cantabrian continental platform been intensified?

Almudena Fontán
AZTI

12:10
Comparison of local future climate simulations in maritime-port environments. Synergies between the ECCLIPSE and CRISI-ADAPTII projects.

Luis Torres
Sigillum Veri S.L.

12:30 | Coloquium

GUEST SPEAKER

PRELIMINARY STUDIES AND DIAGNOSIS FOR THE REVIEW AND ADAPTATION OF THE STP OF PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY´S COAST TO FACE THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE.

The paper analyses the impact of the sea level rise due to climate change on different CPR 4.5 and 8.5 hypotheses in the year 2045 and 2100 from the point of view of the territorial organisation of the Basque Country's coastline both due to the high tides themselves and to the impact of sea storms, river floods and storms of short duration but high intensity. All these impacts are reflected both in the urban environment and in the green network (beaches, marshes and dunes).

Introduction: Ignacio de la Puerta, Director of Territorial Planning, Urbanism and Urban Regeneration. Basque Government.

Amaia Salaberria

Amaia Salaberria
Salaberria Engineering. Directorate of Territorial Planning, Urbanism and Urban Regeneration. Basque Government.

GUEST SPEAKER

NATURKLIMA: THE GIPUZKOA COASTAL OCEAN OBSERVING AND MONITORING SYSTEM.

Climate change monitoring and surveying, and in particular the evolution of sea level rising and coastal wave climate and coastal hazards, as well as to promote adaptation actions are priority objectives of the Gipuzkoa Climate Change Strategy (Klima-2050). The Gipuzkoa Coastal Observing and Monitoring System aims to strengthen and support the Strategy through the dissemination of data and advanced knowledge of the local and regional coastal system and how they advance in the context of global climate change.

Dorleta Orue-Echevarría

Dorleta Orue-Echevarría
Gipuzkoa Climate Change Foundation, NATURKLIMA

13:30 | Coloquium

14:00 | Lunch

 

SESSION II
Extreme events and adaptation measures

GUEST SPEAKER

Bakio, a new model for a vulnerable municipality

David Gutierrez-Solana

David Gutierrez Bakio Town Council

Oral communications

15:25
Numerical assessment of wave overtopping and wave-induced loads on coastal structures during storms.

Denis Morichon
The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour

15:35
High-energy headland rip current at the Petite Chambre d'Amour beach, Anglet.

Arthur Mouragues
EPOC- CNRS- University of Bordeaux

15:45
Threats of Climate Change in Critical Urban Infrastructures: Effects on the Sanitation Network and Interdependencies with the Road Transport and Mobility Network.

Efren Feliu
Tecnalia

15:55
Ocean-meteorological characterization of adverse events due to maritime-coastal risk: impact on the coast of the Basque Autonomous Community.

Santiago Gaztelumendi
Tecnalia and Basque Meteorology Agency (Euskalmet)

16:05
Response of the coastal zone, and its consumable goods, to climate change. Evidence and procedures.

Nicanor Prendes Rubiera
MITERD-OECC

16:15 | Coloquium

GUEST SPEAKER

THE COASTAL VIDEO NETWORK OF GIPUZKOA.

The Coastal Video Network of Gipuzkoa is a regional service for monitoring important indicators for the public management of Gipuzkoa's beaches, in the short, medium and long term, also with attention to the effects of climate change. The Network currently has 12 stations located in all the coastal municipalities and is managed with the collaboration of the AZTI Foundation and the local councils. The data exploitation is based on the Kostasystem.

Gabriel López Martín

Gabriel López Martín
Environment Area. Direction General of Environment. Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa

16:55 | Colloquium

End of the first working day

Opening

Opening keynote lecture
Day two

Climate change and blue carbon

The term "Blue Carbon" was introduced as a metaphor to highlight that coastal ecosystems, in addition to terrestrial forests (named green carbon), contribute significantly to organic carbon (C) sequestration.

María José Sanz

María José Sanz
BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change

GUEST SPEAKER

VULNERABILITY, RISK AND ADAPTATION OF THE BASQUE COAST TO FACE THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE, KOSTEGOKI PROJECT.

The aim of the project is to provide information and tools to organizations responsible for the planning and management of coastal areas in relation to Climate Change (CC). The work is articulated on the necessary information for the evaluation of the Vulnerability and the Risk; the construction of an integrative Geographic Information System that is a tool for the dissemination of the conclusions and it is also decision-making oriented; the Draft of the plans of adaptation to CC in the Terrestrial Maritime Public Domain areas belonging to the Basque Country and, finally, to elaborate orientations for the adaptation by increasing the resilience of the coast to face the CC (goods, services, environmental, socioeconomic, cultural values, etc.).

Manuel González

Manuel González
AZTI

Oral communications

10:10
Longshore variability of wave run-up along an embayed beach during energetic events.

Jonas Pinault
The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour - SIAME-UPPA.

10:20
An efficient and robust GPGPU-based phase-resolving model for real-time forecasting of coastal hazards.

Fatima Zahra Mihami
The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour

10:30
Coastal vulnerability assessment to compound extreme events in the Mediterranean.

José Jiménez
Laboratory of Maritime Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia

10:40
Large concrete block displacement under extreme wave: analysis of the 2/28/2017 event.

Stephane Abadie
The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour - SIAME, E2S

10:50
Assessment of climate- induced coastal erosion and inundation: application to Dakar (Gobernadapt project).

Iñigo Aniel Quiroga
IH Cantabria, University of Cantabria

11:00
Observing and modelling runup and overtopping in storm conditions on an engineered beach – Results from POCTEFA MAREA project on Biarritz application site.

Matthias Delpey
SUEZ Eau France - Center Rivages Pro Tech

11:10 | Colloquium

11:30 | Coffe break

 

SESSION III
Blue carbon and climate change mitigation

GUEST SPEAKER

The role of seagrass meadows for climate change mitigation

Seagrass meadows are intense natural carbon sinks wile providing other key ecosystem services such are coastal protection, food provision and seawater quality. Distributed globally, seagrasses rank amongst the most threatened ecosystems in the biosphere. The loss of seagrass vegetation not only involve the loss of carbon sequestration capacity, it puts at risk of erosion carbon stored over millennia in the sediment that may result in CO2 emissions. Conservation and restoration of seagrass meadows are recognised as an effective strategy for climate change (CC) mitigation. Interventions through Blue Carbon strategies would provide additional benefits (CC adaptation) beyond CC mitigation.

Nuria Marbá

Nuria Marbá
IMEDEA

Oral communications

12:25
BIOGEARS: developing biobased ropes for use in mussel and seaweed to reduce aquaculture carbon footprint and generate circular economy.

Leire Arantzamendi
AZTI

12:35
Analysis of the operating parameters of the Mutriku wave plant.

Irene Arcelay
University of the Basque Country

12:45
Spain-France electrical interconnection through the Gulf of Biscay.

Diego Fernández Fernández
Red Eléctrica de España

12:55 | Coloquium

 

SESSION IV
Governance and management and decision-making tools

GUEST SPEAKER

LIFE IP URBANKLIMA 2050: DEPLOYMENT OF THE BASQUE STRATEGIC PLAN ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN URBAN AREAS.

The UrbanKlima 2050 project for the deployment of the Basque Climate Change Strategy (KLIMA 2050) has been approved by the European Union within the Integrated Projects Area for mitigation of and/or adaptation to climate change. It has a budget of almost €20 million (52% funded by the EU) and is to last over 5 years. It is led by the Department of the Environment, Territorial Planning and Housing via its publicly run environmental management company Ihobe. The consortium also includes around 20 other institutions and entities from all over the Basque Country (the Basque Government, the 3 provincial councils, 7 municipal councils, including those of the provincial capitals, URA, EVE, 5 technology centres and Naturklima).

Mª Mar Alonso Martín

Mª Mar Alonso Martín
Ihobe

13:45 | Lunch

Oral communications

15:00
Knowledge generation, scientific exchange and cooperation for the creation of Green and Blue Infrastructures (IV-A) in the World Network of Coastal Biosphere Reserves (BR): Urdaibai (Biscay) and Bunaken-Tangkoko-Minahasa (North Sulawesi, Indonesia).

Alberto Hernández Salinas
Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur les Amérique (IHEAL-CREDA), Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

15:10
Securing the supply chains of the future: Development and validation of a Port Resilience Index (PRI) to face the challenges of climate change.

Fernando José Leon Mateos
University of Vigo

15:20
Adaptation to climate change of the port of La Goleta (Oliva, Valencia) using risk reduction criteria.

Jorge Molines
Polytechnic University of Valencia

15:30
Ocean ecology: from the Bay of Biscay to the Patagonian Sea.

Milo Villain
The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour

15:40
A governance support tool to ease the ecological transition of coastal areas: the permanent space for territorial dialogue.

Adrien Prenveille
Surfrider Foundation Europe

15:50
Flexible dune management, a constant adaptation to follow the evolution of the Atlantic coasts facing climate change.

David Rosebery
Office National des Forêts

16:00 | Colloquium

GUEST SPEAKER

Extreme events as a turning point in the management of the risk of marine submersion: what can we learn from the 10 years since the storm Xynthia?

If the 1954 storm and associated floods are often identified as a turning point in flood risk management doctrine in Holland, what about the changes in France following Storm Xynthia? To answer this question, we conducted a two-stage analysis. First, we compiled, categorized and analysed all the recommendations and other "lessons learned" that were made public following Storm Xynthia. Secondly, we analysed local risk management plans and strategies and conducted a series of semi-structured interviews in Charente Maritime to identify current flood risk mitigation practices. We analysed these interviews according to the recommendations identified. These analyses allow us to have an outcome of the past ten years and to identify both the acceleration effects due to storm Xynthia, the hinge effects, as well as the lock-in effects related to the history of flood risk management in Charente, and the challenges of optimisation under budgetary constraints.

Estelle Rouhaud

Estelle Rouhaud
CEARC Laboratory

17:00 | CLOSURE

Posters

SESSION I

  • The DiadES project: three years to assess and enhance ecosystem services provided by diadromous fishes and lampreys in a climate change context. Estíbaliz Díaz, AZTI.
  • Regime shifts in marine top predators’ abundances in relation to climate change: lessons from 40-years long-term study in the south of the Bay of Biscay. Emilie Milon, Centre de la Mer de Biarritz.
  • Sand dune and saltmarsh resilience in the eye of Climate Change. Ibone Ametzaga Arregi, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)/UNESCO Chair.
  • Analysis of economic growth around the Bilbao Estuary. Potential and limitations. Ángel Grima Agullo, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. School of Engineering of Bilbao.

SESSION II

  • Evaluation of the wave strength of South Aquitaine´s coastline based on a 44-year hindcast. Ximun Lastiri, University of Pau and Pays de l´Adour - SIAME - E2S-UPPA-HPC Wave chair.
  • Characterisation of damage caused by the sea along the coasts of Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa. Santiago Gaztelumendi, Tecnalia and Basque Meteorology Agency (Euskalmet).
  • Study of the records of the ocean-meteorological observation systems in galerna (gale) situations. Manuela Álvarez Mutiozabal, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. Engineering School of Bilbao.

SESSION III

  • Blue carbon attenuation of future coastal risks related to extreme currents and sea-water levels: the high-resolution 2D simulation as a management tool. Pierre Lochin, École Pratique des Hautes Études – PSL.

SESSION IV

  • The warnings/alerts/alarms for maritime-coastal risk in the Basque Autonomous Community. Santiago Gaztelumendi, Tecnalia and Basque Meteorology Agency (Euskalmet).
  • Txingudi: illustrating the past and present of this bay. Raul Castro Uranga, AZTI.
  • Nature-based solutions to face climate change: restoration of dunes and marshes. Lorena Peña López, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).
  • User interaction on Basque beaches during the summer season. María de las Mercedes Maruri Machado, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. School of Engineering of Bilbao.
  • Vulnerability of Basque beach users to the conditions of the sea in the summer season. María de las Mercedes Maruri Machado, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. School of Engineering of Bilbao.
Javier Arístegui

Javier Arístegui
Professor of Ecology, member of the Institute of Oceanography and Global Change at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Professor and Researcher in Biological Oceanography and Climate Change. He was vice-president of the International Global Change Programme "IMBeR" (Integrated Marine Biosphere Research) during 2008-2013. He has been "Contributing author" and "Reviewer" for the Assessment Report AR5 (2014) of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and more recently "Lead author" for the IPCC's special report (2019) on Oceans and the Cryosphere. In 2015 he was awarded the "Helmholtz International Fellow Award" by the association of German centres of excellence in research. In recent years he has been participating in international programmes on artificial fertilisation and ocean alkalinisation, such as CO2 capture technologies.

María José Sanz

María José Sanz
BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change.

Dr María J. Sanz is Professor IKERBASQUE and Scientific Director of the Basque Center for Climate Change (BC3), a centre of excellence of the Basque Government and Maria de Maeztu Unit of Excellence. She leads a multidisciplinary research team. She was Director of the Air Pollution Effects and Carbon Cycle Programme at the Centre for Environmental Studies of the Mediterranean (CEAM) in Valencia, while advising the Spanish Government on Land Use and Forest Affairs in the multilateral negotiations of the UNFCCC. She also advised the EU Commission and the US EPA on air quality regulations for seven years. She is Member of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the UNFCCC. She worked at the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn for five years and she was the Coordinator of the UNREDD programme at the FAO for another five years. She received the 2007 Noble Peace Prize as author of the IPCC, to which she has contributed since 2003 in several reports, until today. She is an advisor to the Green Climate Fund, the World Bank, CIFOR, FAO and several developing country governments on forestry and land use issues.

Volker Roeber

Volker Roeber
The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour

Volker Roeber is responsible for the E2S chair HPC-Waves at the University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour. Volker is specialized in numerical modeling of nearshore waves with experience in laboratory and field experiments.

His research focuses on the development of numerical solutions for operational nearshore wave models and the application of these models to explain coastal processes.

Volker received his PhD in Ocean & Resources Engineering from the University of Hawaii and was Assistant Professor at Tohoku University, Japan, where he worked on wave-driven catastrophic events for the goal of disaster mitigation. He is also Affiliated Research Faculty in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii.

Amaia Salaberria

Amaia Salaberria
Salaberria Engineering. Directorate of Territorial Planning, Urbanism and Urban Regeneration. Basque Government.

Amaia Salaberria, Civil Engineer and Master BIM, has extensive experience in hydraulics and river modelling. Currently, she works in Salaberria Engineering as Project Manager and writer of the Partial Territorial Plan of Donostialdea-Bajo Bidasoa, so besides having the engineering vision, she also has the vision of territorial planning so necessary to address a cross-cutting issue such as climate change.

Dorleta Orue-Echevarría

Dorleta Orue-Echevarría
Gipuzkoa Climate Change Foundation, NATURKLIMA

PhD in Marine Sciences from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Currently a technician at the Observatory for Climate Change of the Gipuzkoa Climate Change Foundation, NATURKLIMA.

The foundation's work focuses on the analysis of data series and the diagnosis of the vulnerability and impact of climate change in Gipuzkoa.

David Gutierrez

David Gutierrez
Bakio Town Council

Urban architect specialised in urban and territorial planning as well as in advising town councils on urban and environmental matters. Since 2015, he has been advising Bakio Town Council on the redefinition of its urban and environmental model, developed through a large participatory process.

Among the different tasks provided, the advice and coordination of work carried out related to this change of model, developed by different teams, stands out. Of particular note is the change in the town planning model, expressed mainly through its General Planning; the forestry model, through the Public Forest Management Plan and extensive reforestation carried out in parallel with its writing; or mobility, through the Mobility Plan.

The work carried out includes the coordination of the process of redefining river dynamics and flooding problems through the recovery of their natural processes. Amongst these, the coordination of the creation of an inland marsh and floodable forest in Bakio, integrated in the LIFE IP URBAN KLIMA 2050, stands out. We are also currently advising on the incorporation of flooding problems caused by marine phenomena into urban planning (in collaboration with Ihobe and Azti).

Gabriel López Martín

Gabriel López Martín
Provincial council of Gipuzkoa

Degree in Environmental Sciences. Technician at the Direction General of Environment of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa.

Manuel González

Manuel González
AZTI

Civil Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), specialising in Port, Oceanography, Hydraulics and Energy Engineering. Diploma of Advanced Studies in 2010 by the UPC in numerical modelling.

He has 25 years of experience in marine dynamics projects, analysis of oceanographic and meteorological data series and numerical modelling of currents, waves, tides and transport.

Mª Mar Alonso Martín

Mª Mar Alonso Martín
Ihobe

Degree in Chemistry from the University of the Basque Country. She has more than 25 years of experience as a professional in the environmental area in Ihobe.

From 2002 to September 2019: he has coordinated local sustainable development processes in the municipalities of the Basque Country through Udalsarea 2030. She was responsible for carrying out network management, developing management and planning methodologies, generating support tools, technical training, encouraging innovation at a local level and promoting dissemination actions, as well as exchanging experiences and identifying best practices.

Since September 2019 it coordinates the Climate Action Area in Ihobe.

Estelle Rouhaud

Estelle Rouhaud
CEARC Laboratory

Estelle Rouhaud is an Associate Researcher at the Cultures, Environments, Arctic, Representations, Climate (CEARC) research laboratory at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. She is also a Project Manager in the Consulting and Strategy Department of Suez Consulting. With a profile in the social sciences, she has been working on the theme of the Xynthia storm and the management of the risk of marine submersion in France since 2018. Estelle has more than 10 years of experience in the field of climate change and has specialised in climate change adaptation in the context of developing countries and France since 2014. Prior to CEARC, she worked in the climate research teams of the London School of Economics and the British think-tank Chatham House.

Nuria Marba

Nuria Marbá
Scientific researcher at the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (CSIC-UIB).

Biologist conducting research on marine ecology and global change. Her research interests are to know the function and services provided by marine ecosystems (mostly related to climate change mitigation and adaptation), the coastal ecosystem responses to pressures and to the release of pressures as well as to provide scientific basis to define marine ecosystem conservation policies.

Simultaneous translation into Spanish, English and French will be provided for all sessions

Uhinak Congress is promoted by FICOBA and AZTI TECNALIA, which has the support of a scientific committee and contributors who make it possible.

/ Organizers

FICOBA AZTI Tecnalia

/ Sponsors

Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa Region Aquitaine
Gobierno Vasco Communauté d'Agglomération Pays Basque
Communauté d'Agglomération Pays Basque

/ Collaborater

International Association for Hydro-Environment engineering and Research Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos

/ Members of the board of the Ficoba Foundation

Ayuntamiento de Irun Gobierno Vasco Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa Ayuntamiento de San Sebastian Hendaia Cámara de comercio de Gipuzkoa Bayonne Pays Basque Txingudi