Research projects and activities

The majority of the Laboratory members have participated in numerous international, European, regional and local projects, and have been part of the most prestigious congresses, scientific meetings and specialized symposiums worldwide.

Projects, reports presented in conferences, symposiums and scientific meetings, and other activities

Faculty of Sciences. Department of Physics. Sea Level and Climate Research Team

2015-2017 WACMOSMED-STSE: Water Cycle Multi-mission Observation Strategy for the Mediterranean. European Space Agency. Research income: €55.000. Main researcher: Gabriel Jordà.

Faculty of Sciences. Department of Physics. Meteorology and Climatology Team

2016-2 017 PGRI-EPM: Prévision et gestion du risque d’inondation en l’Eurorégion Pyrénées Méditerranée. EURORÉGION “Ressource eau-Gestion des risques”. Responsible: Dr. Romualdo Romero (UIB subproject).

2012- 2014 Atmospheric Boundary Layer processes in Complex Terrain. Proyecto especial del European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts para tener acceso al entorn y tiempo de cálculo en el supercomputador. Main researcher: Joan Cuxart Rodamilans

2015 – 2017 Effect of the surface heterogeneities in the Atmospheric Boundary-Layer (SPESTURB). European Center for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Main researcher: Maria Antonia Jimenez Cortes

Faculty of Sciences. Department of Physics. Energy Engineering Research Group (GREEN)

PITN-GA-2012-317085 – “SHINE – Solar Heat Integration Network”, 2013-2017. Main researcher: Victor Martínez Moll. PEOPLE (VII Frame Program). European Commission. Project.

Eurorregió – “GEOPIMED: Xarxa Pirineus Mediterrània per a l’ús eficient de l’energia i l’energia geotèrmica de baixa temperatura.”, 2013-2014. Main researcher: Andreu Moià Pol. Ajuts Euroregió a Xarxes de Cooperació de la Generalitat de Catalunya. L’Euroregió Pirineus Mediterrània és una iniciativa conjunta dels Governs d’Aragón, Catalunya, Illes Balears i dels Consells Regionals de Languedoc-Roussillon i Midi-Pyrénées, que varen subscriure la Declaració constitutiva de l’Euroregió l’octubre de 2004. Project.

Faculty of Philosophy and Arts. Department of Geography

2015-2017 Crisis y reestructuración de los espacios turísticos del litoral español (CS02015-64468-P) del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO) y del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER). Investigador responsable: Macià Blázquez. Enllaç a la plana web del projecte: http://cretlit.uib.es/

Faculty of Law. Department of Public Law. Public International Law and International Relations

2016-2018 Los muros y el derecho internacional contemporaneo: implicaciones para la seguridad, la dignidad de la persona y el desarrollo sostenible (DER2015-65486-R) del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO) y del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER). Investigador Principal: Ana Salinas de Frías.

Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) · Department of Global Change Research

2015 – 2018 “Ecosystem Approach to making Space for Aquaculture (AquaSpace)” H2020 EU (grant agreement 633476) (PI CSIC Núria Marbà). Budget: 170 000 €.

2016 – 2018 “Rethinking climate change vulnerability: Drivers patterns of thermal tolerance” Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF-EF), (contract number 659246) (PI Núria Marbà / Scott Bennet). Budget: 170 121 €.

2012 – 2017 “Exploration of the operational potential of the concepts of ecosystem services and natural capital to systematically inform sustainable land, water and urban Management (OPERA)” European Commission, Project N. 308393 (PI CSIC, Carlos M. Duarte). Budget: 213 900 €.

2013 – 2015 “Impacto del cambio climatico sobre el metabolismo del Ártico (ARCTICMET)” Spanish Ministery of Science and Innovation, (CTM2011-15792-E) (PI Carlos M. Duarte). Budget: 120 000 €.

2014 – 2014 “Physiological and mineralogical responses on Chilean scallop Argopecten purpuratus (Lamarck, 1819) exposed to ocean acidification future predictions: Possible future implications on culture and aquaculture (ScallopOA)” ASSEMBLE EU project (PI Núria Marbà).

2013 – 2013 “Stock and vulnerability to Global Change of seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) carbon sinks (Posink)” ASSEMBLE EU project (PI Núria Marbà).

2011 – 2013 “Impact of ocean acidification in the Mediterranean in a changing climate (MedSeA)” European Commission (Grant agreement FP7-ENV-2010-265103) (PI Carlos M. Duarte, general coordinator: Patrizia Ziveri). Budget: 3 490 169 €.

2010 – 2012 “HIDROLAB AAEEO127/09” Government of the Balearic Islands (PI Iris Hendriks). Budget: 11 500 €. 2010 – 2014 “Seagrass productivity: from genes to ecosystem Management”. European Commission Cost Action. (Spanish representative, Núria Marbà and Lucas Perez Llorens)

2009 – 2012. “Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery (WISER)” European Commission, FP7 (PI CSIC, Núria Marbà). Budget: 428 000 €.

2010 – 2011 “Climate Change Impacts on the Marine Environment: Research Results And Public Perception (CLAMER)” FP7 European Comimission (PI Carlos M. Duarte, general coordinator: Katja Philippart). Budget: 9 993 €.

2009 – 2011 “Arctic Tipping Points (ATP)”, European Comimission (PI CSIC, Carlos M. Duarte). Budget: 900 000 €.

2007 – 2011 “Restoration and Management of Biodiversity in the Marine Park Site Arrábida-Espichel (Biomares”) (PTCON0010). European Commission. (PI CSIC, Carlos M. Duarte). Budget: 188 000 €.

2006 – 2011 “Southern European Seas: Assessng and Modelling Ecosystem changes (SESAME)”. European Commission (PI CSIC, J. Ruiz)
Faculty of Sciences. Department of Physics. Sea Level and Climate Research Team

2016-2018 CLIFISH: Climatic variability and fisheries in the 21st century: effects of global change on nektobenthic populations and communities. R+D+I National Plan oriented to social challenges, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness (CTM2015-66400-C3-2-R). Research income: €121.000. Main researcher: Gabriel Jordà.

2015-2017 CLIMPACT: Environmental and economic impacts of climate change on Spanish shores and harbours. R+D+I National Plan oriented to social challenges, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness (CGL2014-54246-C2-1-R). Research income: €84,700. Main researchers: Marta Marcos Moreno and Antoni Riera Font.

2012-2015: VULTEIDE: Fragility and complexity of mountain ecosystems: pollinator network, microhabitats and vulnerability to climate change of a calve plant in the community of the Volcanic Teide Cone (785/2012). Main researcher: Anna Traveset Vilagines

2010-2013 VANIMEDAT-2: Generation of oceanographic scenarios for the 21st century for the Mediterranean Sea and the NE sector of the Atlantic Ocean. R+D+I National Plan oriented to social challenges, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness (CTM2009-10163-C02-01). Research income: €214.170. Main researcher: Damià Gomis.

2009-2013 ESCENARIOS: Characterization of the climate-scale evolution of marine parameters relevant for harbour activities. Contract awarded by the Spanish Holding of Harbours. Research income: €150.000. Main researcher: Damià Gomis.

2009-2012 IDEADOS: Structure and dynamics of shelf-edge bentho-pelagic ecosystems in two oligotrophic regions of the Western Mediterranean: A multidisciplinary approach at different temporal scales in the Balearic Islands. R+D+I National Plan oriented to social challenges, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness (CTM2008-04489-C03-02/MAR). Research income: €120.000. Main researcher: Sebastià Monserrat.

Faculty of Sciences. Department of Physics. Meteorology and Climatology Team

2016-2019 METEOforSIM: Smart irrigation from soil moisture forecast using satellite and hydrometeorological modelling (SIM). MINECO (PCIN-2015-221) – Associated to International Initiative Water JPIWaterWorks 2014. Responsible: Dr. Romualdo Romero.

2016 – 2018 CGL2015-65627-C03-1-R Análisis de las interacciones atm-superficie en montaña y el conocimiento de los impactos del cambio global 1: procesos de transferencia suelo-veg-atm medidos y modelizados. Acrònim: ATMOUNT-I Programa Estatal d'R+D+i Orientada als Reptes de la Societat: Projectes d'R+D. Main researcher: Joan Cuxart Rodamilans

2015-2017 EXTREMO: Future regional impacts of climate change associated to extreme weather phenomena. MINECO (CGL2014-52199-R). Responsible: Dr. Romualdo Romero.

2012-2015 PREDIMED: Improving short-range Mediterranean severe-weather forecasts by means of adaptive observations and advanced ensemble methods in MEDEX Phase II and HyMeX. MICINN (CGL2011-24458). Responsible: Dr. Víctor Homar.

2013 – 2015 Atmospheric Boundary Layer issues over COMPLEX Terrain (ABLCOMPLEX). Proyecto coordinado. Parte I: Barocline flows and Surface Energy Budget in Complex Terrain. Programa Nacional de Biodiversidad, Ciencias de la Tierra y Cambio Global. Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad. Secretaría de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación. Main researcher: Joan Cuxart Rodamilans

2011-2012 HyMeX.es: Spanish component of the international project Hydrological cycle in the Mediterranean EXperiment HYMEX . MICINN (CGL2010-11757-E). Responsible: Dr. Víctor Homar.

2009-2012 MEDICANES: Medicanes: meteorological environments, numerical predictability and risk assessment in the present and future climate. MEC (CGL2008-01271/CLI). Responsible: Dr. Romualdo Romero.

2011 CLITURMED: Tourist climatic potential in the Mediterranean: Current diagnosis and perspectives. Fundación CIDTUR (Balearic Islands). Responsible: Dr. Víctor Homar.

Faculty of Sciences. Department of Physics. Energy Engineering Research Group (GREEN)

ENE2015-68339-R – “Desarrollo de una herramienta computacional de alta resolución para el análisis óptico de captores solares. Acrónimo: OTSun”, 2016-2018. Main researcher: Ramon Pujol Nadal. Programa Estatal d’R+D+i Orientada als Reptes de la Societat: Projectes d’R+D. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO). Project.

Faculty of Economics. Department of Applied Economics

2015-2017 Environmental and economic impacts of climate change on Spanish shores and harbours. R+D+I National Plan oriented to social challenges, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness(CGL2014-54246-C2-1-R). Research income: €84.700. Principal Investigators: Marta Marcos Moreno and Antoni Riera Font.

Faculty of Philosophy and Arts. Department of Geography

2015-2017 Crisis y reestructuración de los espacios turísticos del litoral español (CS02015-64468-P) del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO) y del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER). Investigador responsable: Macià Blázquez.

Faculty of Law. Department of Public Law. Public International Law and International Relations

2016-2018 Los muros y el derecho internacional contemporaneo: implicaciones para la seguridad, la dignidad de la persona y el desarrollo sostenible (DER2015-65486-R) del Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO) y del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER). Investigador Principal: Ana Salinas de Frías.

Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) · Department of Global Change Research

2017 “Workshop for The Annual International Blue Carbon Scientific Working Group in the Balearic Islands” Govern de les Illes Balears (Acció Especial AAEE018-2017) (PI Núria Marbà). Budget: 10000 €

2014 – 2015 “Estudio demográfico de Posidonia oceanica “Proyecto LIFE09NAT/ES/534” Conservación de las praderas de Posidonia oceanica en el Mediterráneo Andaluz” Junta de Andalucía, (PI Núria Marbà). Budget: 54 450 € (Contract with special relevance for public administration).

2013 – 2015 “Sinergia y antagonismo entre múltiples estreses en ecosistemas marinos Mediterráneos – EstresX” Spanish Ministery of Science and Innovation, (CTM2012-32603) (PI Susana Agustí / Núria Marbà). Budget: 230 000 €.

2013 – 2015 “Impacto del cambio climatico sobre el metabolismo del Ártico (ARCTICMET)” Spanish Ministery of Science and Innovation, (CTM2011-15792-E) (PI Carlos M. Duarte). Budget: 120 000 €.

2013 – 2014 “MALASPINOMICS y MALASPINA-ANALYTICS: Análisis de muestras de interés estratégico clave recogidas por la expedición” Spanish Ministery of Science and Innovation, (CTM2011-15461-E) (PI Carlos M. Duarte). Budget: 350 000 €.

2012 – 2012. “Captura, acumulación y depósitos de carbono en praderas naturales y reforestadas de Posidonia en Australia”, CSIC (PI Núria Marbà).

2011 – 2013 “Grupo de Analisis de Ecositemas Mediterraneos (GAEM). Grup d’Investigació Competitiu” Balearic Islands Government (PI Susana Agustí). Budget: 48 000 €.

2008 – 2013 “Expedición de circunnavegación Malaspina 2010: Cambio Global y Exploración del Océano Global” CONSOLIDER-2010, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (PI Carlos M. Duarte). Budget: 4 300 000€.

2008 – 2013 "Consecuencias del cambio global en las interacciones bióticas de las plantas en ecosistemas de montaña" CYTED, MINISTERIO DE ASUNTOS EXTERIORES, ESPAÑA (PI: Alfonso Valiente – Banuet). With participation of A. Traveset. Budget: 175.000€.

2010 – 2012 “Evaluation of global change impacts on marine Mediterranean ecosystems” Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, CTM2009-07013. (PI Susana Agustí). Budget: 300 000 €. 2009 – 2010 " La adaptación del Sistema Playa de Palma al Cambio Climático y la preservación de la biodiversidad terrestre y marina" Consorcio Playa de Palma (PI: Anna Traveset). Budget: 50.000€

2009 – 2012 " Pasado, presente y futuro de plantas premediterráneas; entre el éxito del maquis y el “fracaso” de los relictos en un escenario de cambio global" JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA. P09 – RNM – 5280. PI: Juan Arroyo. With participation of Anna Traveset. Budget: 202.000€.

2010 – 2012 “Estado de conservación del bivalvo amenazado Pinna nobilis en el Parque Nacional de Cabrera” Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (PI Salud Deudero, CSIC Iris Hendriks).

2009 – 2012 “Marine phylogeographic structuring during climate change: the signature of leading and rear edge of range shifting populations (MARINERA)” Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, (PI Carlos M. Duarte). Budget: 272 800 €.

2008 – 2011 “Evaluación de la descarga de aguas subterráneas y su efecto sobre el ecosistema marino-costero (EDASE)” CGL2008-00047/BTE (PI Antonio Tovar). Budget: 100 000 €.
Faculty of Sciences. Department of Physics. Sea Level and Climate Research Team

2015-2016 TANGRAM – Towards a New Generation of Mediterranean Climate Models, ENVIMED-MISTRALS Programme (Foreign Affaires ministry of France). Research Income: €20.000. Main researcher: Gabriel Jordà

2014-2015 MedMAHB – The mediterranean sea mass and heat budget: understanding its forcings, uncertainties and time evolution ENVIMED-MISTRALS Programme (Foreign Affairs ministry of France). Research Income: €20.000. Main researcher: Karina Von Schuckmann and Gabriel Jordà.

Faculty of Philosophy and Arts. Department of Geography

2015-2016 Bosque, nieve y recursos hídricos en el Pirineo ante el cambio global: Monitorización intensiva para la mejora de la modelización ambiental. Fundación Iberdrola. Investigador Principal: Enrique Morán Tejeda

2015 Estudio hidrológico de la montaña altoandina (Colombia) y su respuesta a procesos de cambio global. Banco Santander. Investigador Principal: Enrique Morán Tejeda

Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) · Department of Global Change Research

2017-2019 “Efecto del calentamiento global en las interacciones tróficas costeras del Mar Mediterráneo (Interbioclima)” FBBVA (PI Núria Marbà). Budget: 96739 €

2013 – 2016 “Bridging marine productivity regimes: How Atlantic advective inflow affects productivity, carbon cycling and export in a melting Arctic Ocean (CARBON BRIDGE)” Norwegian Research Council, (PI Marit Reigstad, Paul Wassmann, PI CSIC Carlos M. Duarte). Budget: 2 000 000 €.

2013 – 2015 “European Free Ocean Carbon dioxide Enrichment Experiment” Foundation BNP Paribas (PI Erin Cox, Frederique Gazeau, Paul Mahacek, Jean-Pierre Gattuso; CSIC Iris Hendriks). Budget: 1 200 000 €.

2013 – 2015 “pH and the possible buffering role of the expanding marine vegetation against ocean acidification in coastal waters of Greenland” Danish Research Council (PI Dorte Krause-Jensen, PI CSIC Carlos M. Duarte). Budget: 252 900 €.

2013 – 2013 “Role of seagrasses for climate change mitigation” Institute of Advanced Studies-University of Western Australia (Gledden Visiting Senior Fellows 2013) (PI Núria Marbà). Budget: 20 000 AUSD.

2009 – 2012 " Redes mutualistas en las Islas Galápagos. Impactos directos e indirectos de especies invasoras sobre plantas amenazadas " FBBVA (PI: Anna Traveset). Budget: 200.000€

2009 – 2012 “Investigating the impact and dynamics of marine aliens in the context of climate change: reducing risk by developing evidence-based policies”. AXA Foundation. (PI CSIC, Núria Marbà). Budget: 68 000 €.

2009 – 2012 “Global Expansion of Jellyfish Blooms: Magnitude, Causes and Consequences” National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Univ. California at Santa Barbara and National Science Foundation, EEUU (PI Rob Condon, Carlos M. Duarte, William Graham).