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Ecuador

MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

2015

El Salvador

ACAJUTLA PORT

2015

Morocco

AQUICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PLAN

2017

Spain

LAS PALMAS PORT

2013 / 2017

Guatemala

QUETZAL PORT

2013 / 2014

SPAIN

REMOTE SENSING COASTAL WATERS QUALITY: T-SEA

2016 / 2018

MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

2015

Benthic habitat mapping in six marine and coastal protected areas (MCPA) and four areas of potential expansion

Baseline survey of the physical and habitat characteristics of the sea floor (benthic mapping) in six marine and coastal protected areas (MCPA) and four areas of potential expansion:

Galera San Francisco Marine Reserve, Pacoche Wildlife and Coastal Marine Refuge, El Pelado Marine Reserve, Puntilla de Santa Elena Coastal Marine Wildlife Reserve, National Beach Recreation Area, Santa Clara Island Wildlife Refuge, and 4 areas of potential expansion (Jama, Canoa, Ayampe-La Entrada and Bajo Copé).

ClienteMinistry of the Environment

LocalizaciónRepublic of Ecuador

ACAJUTLA PORT

2015

Bathymetric and geophysical marine study in the anchoring area for the RASA terminal in Acajutla Port

Following an international tender, elittoral® was contracted to provide technical assistance to Puma Energy to review the anchoring area of its multi-buoy terminal in the Refinería Petrolera Acajutla, Ltda. (RASA).

Multi-buoy systems are common in the oil industry, and they are generally used in areas where the environmental conditions are moderate and where it is difficult to find other engineering solutions.

As part of the assistance afforded, elittoral® suggested that a bathymetric, geophysical and geotechnical campaign be performed with the aim of establishing the characteristics of the sea floor and identifying the objects and/or obstacles for navigation in the anchoring area. The first part of the work consisted of a bathymetric campaign, a side-scan sonar and a geophysical campaign. Lastly, the results were interpreted, defining the products or deliverables required to determine the morphology and typology of the sea floor and other information relevant for the design of the refinery’s new anchoring area.

ClientePuma Energy

LocalizaciónSonsonate, El Salvador

AQUICULTURE DEVELOPMENT PLAN

2017

Development of an aquiculture plan and a register of the infrastructures necessary for the development of aquiculture in the region of Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz and Doukkala-Abda

Diagnosis and current situation of aquiculture in the region situated between Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz and Doukkala-Abda. The project was divided into two different phases. First, the best and most suitable areas for the development of aquiculture were outlined. For the areas classified as suitable, an exhaustive characterisation of the meteorological conditions was performed as well as a study of the sea floor, water quality and the oceanographic conditions in the study area.

This project involved an intense fieldwork campaign along more than 300 kilometres of coastline. All of these studies were carried out with a view to providing primary information that would help to create a future Aquiculture Development and Management Plan.

ClienteNational Agency for the Development of Aquiculture

LocalizaciónKingdom of Morocco

LAS PALMAS PORT

2013 / 2017

Water quality control services through a Systematic Monitoring Plan in the Ports of Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Arinaga (Gran Canaria), Arrecife (Lanzarote) and Puerto del Rosario (Fuerteventura) based on ROM 5.1 (recommendations for marine works) and the Environmental Impact Statements of the expansion works

Water quality control will be performed for 4 years in the ports managed by the Las Palmas Port Authority.

The control is based on the methodology proposed in the ROM 5.1, concerning the quality of port waters in coastal areas (edited by Puertos del Estado), which, in turn, is based on the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC). The monitoring consists of collecting data in situ and taking samples of port water and sediment for posterior analysis. Once the control parameters have been obtained, the quality of the port water masses is established and decisions can be made.

ClienteLas Palmas Port Authority

LocalizaciónCanary Islands, Spain

QUETZAL PORT

2013 / 2014

Diagnosis of the coastal protection structures and sediment transport caused by marine currents

The port of Quetzal is located on the Pacific coast. Its construction, in 1980, destabilised the sediment transport system in the area, generating one highly eroded area and another with an excess of sediment.

Therefore, the aim of this technical assistance was to provide, through a detailed analysis, the optimum solution that would bring about stabilisation of the beaches on both sides of the Quetzal Port. The analysis included an extensive fieldwork campaign (bathymetric, geophysical, sedimentological and hydrodynamic studies) and intense office work (hydrodynamic and sediment transport simulations, proposal of alternatives and definition of the definitive project).

The solution proposed will restore the natural system and allow it to be maintained in the following years.

ClienteEmpresa Portuaria Quetzal

LocalizaciónRepublic of Guatemala

REMOTE SENSING COASTAL WATERS QUALITY: T-SEA

2016 / 2018

Remote sensing applied to the monitoring of the sanitary quality of bathing water, TSEA

This project has as main objective, the development of a monitoring and control system of the pollution in the coastal waters, allowing an early warning to reduce human population risk in the bathing areas. The information to develop this system is obtained through a communications network, which is implemented using satellite, buoys and drones data.

This project is promoted by CDTI, from MINECO, through the FEDER - Innterconnecta call

ClienteCenter for Industrial Technological DevelopmenCDTI

LocalizaciónMadrid