Concentration Areas (AC) and Research Lines (LP)
LP1 - Dynamics of Oceans and Coastal Zones
LP2 - Antarctic Science and High Latitude Oceanography
LP3 - Oceans and Climate Change
LP4 - Applied Technologies: Instrumentation, Numerical Modeling and Remote Sensing
The area of concentration in Biogeochemistry, Pollution and Marine Ecosystems focuses on the study of biological, physical and chemical processes. It seeks to quantify the magnitude of the contributions, impacts and exchanges of chemical elements in the different interfaces existing between the Earth's compartments, and the interaction between oceanographic processes in the structuring and dynamics of the different coastal and oceanic ecosystems.
LP1 - Seawater Chemistry, Carbonate System and Ocean Acidification: The research line in Seawater Chemistry, Carbonate System and Ocean Acidification investigates the chemical changes in sea water and carbon exchanges at the ocean-atmosphere-continent interfaces, as well as its drivers and biotic/abiotic consequences on coastal and oceanic ecosystems.
LP2 - Physical-biological and biogeochemical interactions: The line of research in Physical-biological and biogeochemical interactions seeks to understand the interrelations between the dynamics and structure of biota, physics and biogeochemistry of pelagic and benthic compartments, at different time scales and space in coastal and oceanic regions.
LP3 - Aquatic Contamination and Ecotoxicology: The research line in Aquatic Contamination and Ecotoxicology seeks to understand the processes that involve the space-time variations in the levels of contaminants in the environmental compartments, the interactions with physical, chemical and biological processes, as well as understanding in an integrated context the effects caused by natural agents or contaminants on biological constituents.
The area of concentration in Marine and Coastal Geology focuses on studies of the characterization and evolution of coastal zones, the understanding of the Earth's past changes and the quantification of geochemical exchanges between the different compartments of the planet.
LP1 - Environmental and Marine Geochemistry: The line of research in Environmental and Marine Geochemistry involves studies of chemical processes and reactions that govern the composition of rocks, soils, sediments, continental, coastal and marine bodies of water, and the cycles of matter and energy transporting chemical components.
LP2 –Evolution and Morphodynamics of Coastal Deposition Environments: The line of research in Evolution and Morphodynamics of Coastal Deposition Environments comprises studies involving the coastal transition zone and its estuaries, surf zones and adjacent beaches, addressing the morphodynamic changes of the beach and internal continental shelf at various time scales, in addition to studies that address mineral resources of the sea associated with marine sediments.
LP3 - Paleontology, Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography: The line of research in Paleontology, Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography addresses studies of stratigraphic analysis of quaternary deposits, taphonomic, paleoecological and paleoclimatic analyzes based on invertebrate and vertebrate fossils, paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic changes and the influence and chronology of marine transgressions and regressions on the continent.
The area of concentration in Ocean Physics and Climate focuses on the study of fundamental physical processes in the marine environment and their connection and influence with the Earth system.
LP1 - Dynamics of the Oceans and Coastal Zones: The research line in Dynamics of the Oceans and Coastal Zones seeks to understand, quantify and predict the physical characteristics of the oceans and estuarine and coastal regions, with the aim of elucidating the dynamics of the processes that control the circulation, water mass mixing and properties distribution in these environments.
LP2 - Antarctic Science and High Latitude Oceanography: The research line in Antarctic Science and High Latitude Oceanography seeks to understand the complex interrelationship between oceanographic and climatic processes in the alterations of polar oceans and different cryosphere compartments, such as sea ice, permanent ice shelves, icebergs, continental glaciers and polar ice sheet, as well as the impact of the feedback effects of changes in the cryosphere on the physical, biological, chemical and geological processes in these environments.
LP3 - Oceans and Climate Change: The line of research in Oceans and Climate Change seeks to investigate the role of oceans in Earth's climate and the influence of climate change on the natural variability of ocean processes, as well as the understanding of extreme events and their response to external and internal forces, including those of anthropogenic origin.
LP4 - Applied Technologies: Instrumentation, Numerical Modeling and Remote Sensing: The line of research in Applied Technologies: Instrumentation, Numerical Modeling and Remote Sensing is a multidisciplinary research area, which focuses on the use of field data acquisition techniques with oceanographic equipment, numerical modeling and processing of remote sensing products in the study of oceanographic processes at oceanic and coastal scales. Different technologies are developed and applied to understand meteo-oceanographic, hydrodynamic, biogeochemical, sedimentary transport and wave processes.