The International Summer School will focus on the process-based modelling of estuarine and nearshore systems, covering from fundamental concepts to advanced applications or current knowledge of these systems. The primary topic of the school will be the study of the estuarine and the nearshore environment with simple mathematical-physical models that govern hydrodynamic, morphodynamic, and ecological processes. The school aims at providing an integral view of actual coastal systems through thematic lectures, and hands-on practices led by international renowned experts.
This Summer School is intended for MSc and PhD students who are interested in physical processes in nearshore and estuarine systems. Our students are expected to be familiar with basic concepts (at least, end level of Sc. or Eng. bachelor) of: hydrodynamic equations, ocean waves, boundary layer properties, mathematical and statistical methods, and computer programming.
The course consists of a 11 days period. The course takes the form of 40 hours of lectures and assisted practices, approx. 6 hours of a field exursion to the Granadian coast, and about 15 hours of students' work. Approximate distribution of hours between Theory (T) and Practices (P) to be done by the students assisted by the lecturers, is 60%-40%. The student's working hours also include: short individual presentations (8 min/student) in which they introduce themselves and their research interests; and teamwork to carry out practices. Analyzes of case studies are expected to be carried out by groups of 4 students each under supervision of the lecturers. Students are expected to present the outcome of the case studies (12 min/group).
Lectures and students' work is programmed from 9:00 to 18:00, with a break between 13:00 and 16:00 for lunch.
Field excursion to the Granadian coast is scheduled the June, 18th.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
Thank you all for your submissions! We'll start the review process soon, and in the course of this month (April) we will inform you about the outcome!
We are also indebted with the crew of the S/R vessel Salvamar Hamal, and to the Port of Motril for its support.
Huib E. de Swart, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
Manuel Díez-Minguito, Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group, University of Granada, Spain.
Asunción Baquerizo, Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group, University of Granada, Spain.
Marian Serrano, Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group, University of Granada, Spain.
Miguel Ortega-Sánchez, Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group, University of Granada, Spain.
Pedro J. Magaña, Environmental Fluid Dynamics Group, University of Granada, Spain.
Granada is an university city. The 30% of its population are students, lecturers, researchers, and administrative staff directly linked to the University of Granada. A lively student atmosphere has flourished here, giving rise to the development of a multicultural and vibrant study destination. Thanks to its rich historical and cultural legacy, and to the presence of a pro-active university community, Granada has firmly established itself as a vibrant cultural hub. The city has been home to Iberian, Roman, Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities, all of which have left their own distinctive footprint on the city. The world-renowned Alhambra palace, UNESCO world heritage site, is widely regarded as the most outstanding examples of Arabic architecture to date. Check this link out to get some advices regarding Alhambra tickets. The Sierra Nevada range dominates the sights and climate of the city. The subtropical coast, just 65 km southwards, offer scenic beaches and exceptional weather throughout the year.
Granada Airport is located 16 kilometers from the city. There are car rentals, taxis, and bus service to Granada (recommended). Domestic flights connect Granada with Madrid and Barcelona, among other cities. We also recommend you to fly directly to Málaga (AGP). Málaga Airport is connected with many international destinations from all over the world. Málaga is the nearest international airport and is only 90 minutes from Granada by road. There are regular direct bus connections from Málaga Airport to Granada Bus Station.
More information from the how to get there.pdf file.
Participants will be accommodated in the University Housings of the Corrala de Santiago. The Corrala de Santiago is an outstanding and cosy Granadian-style building from the XVI th century. It is located in the historicand lively district of Realejo. The Corrala is only 5 minutes walking distance from the city centre. Lectures and meetings during the Summer School lectures take place in the Corrala de Santiago, too. Please, download from here indications about where to have breakfast, lunch and dinner near the Corrala de Santiago (included in the fee).
Looking forward to seeing you this summer!
ENSY2019 is supported by leading international institutions in the field of coastal and estuarine physics: