#Uhinak2024

Uhinak= waves, in Basque

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VI Cross border conference on climate
and coastal change

23th-24th october, 2024

/Speakers

Francisco Doblas-Reyes

Francisco Doblas-Reyes

ICREA Research Professor and Head of the Department of Earth Sciences at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)

Francisco Doblas Reyes has an MSc and a PhD in atmospheric physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). He worked as a postdoc in Météofrance (Toulouse, France), the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aerospacial (Torrejón, Spain) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (Reading, UK). He led the Climate Forecast Unit at the Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3) from 2010 to 2015. He is currently the head of the Department of Earth Sciences of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC). The Department hosts more than 100 engineers, physicists, mathematicians and social scientists who bring the latest developments in supercomputing and data analysis to provide the best information and services on climate and air quality. He is author of more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, member of several international scientific committees, coordinator of several collaborative research projects (Horizon Europe, Copernicus programme, etc.) and supervisor of around 30 postdocs, engineers and PhD students.

His interests include the interaction between the development of global climate modelling to generate climate information for the future and the role of climate services to shape that development while it addresses the pressing climate requirements from society.

Richard Bellerby

Richard Bellerby

Chief Scientist Climate and Oceans at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research

Professor Bellerby is a marine biogeochemist studying ocean chemistry, marine ecosystems, climate change and socioecological systems through observations and modelling. He has over 140 peer-reviewed publications. He is Chief Scientist for Climate and Oceans at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Bergen, Norway; Director of the SKLEC-NIVA Centre for Marine and Coastal Climate Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China; and Adjunct professor at the Faculty of Applied Sciences, UCSI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is co-leader of IMBER/Future Earth Coasts Continental Margins Working Group, Scientific Steering Committee member on the SCOR/IGBP Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics working group and Executive Steering Committee of GOA-ON. He chairs the Arctic Council AMAP working group on Arctic Ocean Acidification and is a member of the AMAP Climate Expert Group. He is co-champion on the UN Decade Ocean Acidification Research for Sustainability (OARS) and will be the Nordic contact for the newly endorsed Ocean Decade Blue Carbon programme GO-BC.

Andrés Guerra

Andrés Guerra

Head of the Sustainability Department. Port Authority of A Coruña.

Andrés Guerra is a physicist from the Complutense University of Madrid, specialising in the physics of the earth and the cosmos, a researcher at the University of Alcalá de Henares and holds master’s degrees in environmental management and emergency management. His professional career began in the field of radiological protection at the Ascó nuclear power plant. . In 1991 he joined the maritime climate programme of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, collaborating in the development of meteorological models and participating with the WAM Group (WAM wave model) at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Subsequently, he worked at the GKSS-Forschungszentrum, Geesthacht GmbH on the implementation of the mesoscale model GESIMA (Geesthacht Simulation Model of the Atmosphere) on the Spanish coast. From 2001, as head of the environmental policy department of Puertos del Estado, he is the Spanish representative in the environment committee of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) until 2008, and until 2009, representative in the Envicom of PIANC (World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure), and directed different environmental modelling and monitoring projects in collaboration with CIEMAT, CSIC and different Spanish port authorities and universities (Atmospheric Environment Vol. 41, Issue 30, Harbours and Air Quality). In the field of standardisation, he led the WG for the drafting of the UNE 105103 standard on the implementation of EMS in ports and the UNE 500510-500550 series on meteorological instrumentation. After joining the port of A Coruña in 2006, he directed the sustainability department and its quality and self-protection office. He currently collaborates from the Port Authority with the University of A Coruña in numerous works on ocean-meteorological forcers and monitoring and prediction of ship movements and operability in ports based on automatic learning, and in the management and adaptation of port facilities to climate risks.

Agustín Sánchez-Arcilla

Agustín Sánchez-Arcilla

Director of the Maritime Engineering Laboratory, LIM/UPC, Professor of the School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Since 1990 he has been Director of the Maritime Engineering Laboratory (LIM/UPC) of the DEHMA of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, where he carries out his research activity in the field of maritime engineering (port and coastal). He was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the International Coastal Resources Research Centre (CIIRC), of which he is currently Vice-President.

In the academic field, he is a lecturer at the E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos where he teaches various subjects. Promoter and coordinator of the Master’s Degree in Port Engineering and Management, the International Master’s Degree in Coastal and Estuarine Zone Management and the inter-university Doctorate in Marine Sciences (UPC/UB/CSIC). Promoter of the UB/UPC Official Interuniversity Master’s Degree in Marine Sciences: Oceanography and Management of the Marine Environment and the Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management CoMEM. He has published more than 20 books and more than 140 articles in national and international journals. He has also supervised 26 doctoral theses. He has participated in more than 35 European research projects and in numerous basic and applied agreements with administrations and companies.

Miguel Ángel Mateo

Miguel Ángel Mateo

Director of the Aquatic Macrophytes Ecology Group at the Blanes Centre for Advanced Studies at the Spanish National Research Council

Miguel Ángel was born in León and developed a strong bond with the sea during his youth in Santander. He moved to Barcelona where he studied Biology and obtained his PhD at the University of Barcelona (UB). After spending almost 3 years in the Netherlands (Centrum voor Estuariene en Mariene Ecologie, KNAW) as a recipient of an EU-Marie-Curie grant, he worked as a lecturer in Ecology, Marine Biology and Biogeochemical Cycles at the UB until 2004. That same year he joined the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) with the Ramon y Cajal programme. In 2008 he obtained a permanent position at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Blanes (CEAB), where he currently directs the Group of Aquatic Macrophyte Ecology (GAME). His research activity focuses on the ecology and paleoecology of seagrasses in the four continents where they exist.

Virginie Duvat

Virginie Duvat

Professor of Geography, UMR LIENSs LIttoral ENvironnement SociétéS, La Rochelle University-CNRS

Virginie Duvat is a Professor of Coastal Geography based at La Rochelle University, research laboratory LIENSs, in France. In her PhD (1998), she addressed beach erosion and management issues in Seychelles. From 1999 to 2005, as an Assistant Professor at the University of Reunion Island (France, Indian Ocean), she studied coastal geomorphology, beach management and coastal risk reduction policies across Indian Ocean Islands (Maldives, Seychelles, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion). Since 2006, as a Professor at La Rochelle University, she has expanded the scope of her research to the small islands of the Caribbean region and Pacific Ocean. She has significantly contributed to shoreline change studies in atoll contexts. Additionally, she has promoted coastal risk related research through the development of methodological protocols aimed at reconstructing the Trajectories of Exposure and Vulnerability of coastal territories, highlighting the root causes of climate disasters and their cascades of impacts, and attributing observed coastal changes to specific drivers, especially climate-related and anthropogenic. She is a recognized expert on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation, in tropical islands. She has contributed as a Lead Author to the Small Islands Chapter of the IPCC AR5 and AR6. She provides advice on climate risk and adaptation to a large panel of stakeholders (e.g. Governments, tourism companies, etc.). Her scientific production includes around 200 scientific papers, books and book chapters, and presentations in national and international conferences. She was awarded for some of her books and research projects. She is a member of the international advisory board of WIREs Climate Change Journal.

Carlos Castillo

Carlos Castillo

Climate Action Project Manager. Ihobe

Graduate in Chemical Sciences, with long experience in various areas of environmental sustainability, in recent years he has developed Climate Change projects both in the field of mitigation and adaptation within Ihobe.

Andrea Castro-Martínez

Andrea Castro-Martínez

Lecturer and researcher in the Department of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising at the University of Malaga

PhD in PR and Advertising from the University of Malaga, Seville, Cadiz, and Huelva with International Mention from the Sorbonne University in Paris. Lecturer and researcher at the University of Malaga since 2016. For eight years she was deputy director of the Communication and Design degrees at EADE, headquarters of the University of Wales in Malaga, where she also taught degrees and the MBA. She has a degree in Audiovisual Communication and in Advertising and PR from the UMA, and has studied several experts and an MBA. She has worked in different media and has been a teacher and communication consultant. Author of more than thirty publications, her lines of research are public relations, strategic communication, internal communication, new forms of advertising and communication with a gender perspective.

Volker Roeber

Volker Roeber

Responsible for the E2S chair HPC-Waves at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

Volker Roeber is responsible for the E2S chair HPC-Waves at the Université de Pau et des 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.