AC 1 - Ocean Physics and Climate
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.