LAMARCA LAGRANGIAN TRANSPORT OF MARINE LITTER AND MICROPLASTICS IN COASTAL WATERS: STRUCTURES OF TRANSPORT AND CONNECTIVITY PATTERNS

  • P.I.: Emilio Hernández-García, Cristóbal López
  • Partners: IMEDEA, AZTI
  • Web page: https://lamarca-project.eu/
  • Start date: Sept. 1, 2022
  • End date: Aug. 31, 2026

The aim of this project is to further understand the role of oceanic transport in marine litter (microplastics and meso/macrolitter) dispersion and accumulation areas in the sea surface, along the water column and over the seafloor. With special emphasis on
coastal zones and in the range of scales from 1 m to 10 km, where the vertical motions by marine currents play a relevant role. Focusing on the distribution of marine litter by ocean currents, we propose an approach that combines ocean-current structures,
oceanographic campaigns, and new Lagrangian tools from complex systems to characterize marine connectivity and mixing properties in coastal waters. We will analyze the different spatial scales and connectivity structures that could drive the dispersion or accumulation of marine litter items throughout the domain.

Researchers

  • Emilio Hernández-García

    Emilio Hernández-García

  • Cristóbal López

    Cristóbal López

  • Enrico Ser-Giacomi

    Enrico Ser-Giacomi

  • Sara Cloux

    Sara Cloux

Recent Publications

Wave Breaking Events and their link to Rossby Wave Packets and Atmospheric Blockings during Southern Hemisphere Summer

Pérez-Fernández, Iago; Barreiro, Marcelo; Ehstand, Noémie; Hernández-García, Emilio; López, Cristóbal
Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 129, e2022JD038380 (2024)

Extinction and coexistence in a binary mixture of proliferating motile disks

Almodovar, Alejandro; Galla, Tobias; López, Cristóbal
Submitted (2024)

Pulsed interactions unify reaction-diffusion and spatial nonlocal models for biological pattern formation

Eduardo H. Colombo, Ricardo Martinez-Garcia, Justin M. Calabrese, Cristobal Lopez, Emilio Hernandez-Garcia
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: theory and experiment, to appear , (2024)

Optimal wave reflection as a mechanism for seagrass self-organization

van de Vijsel, Roeland C. ; Hernandez-Garcia, Emilio ; Orfila, Alejandro; Gomila, Damia
Scientific Reports 13, 20278 (1-15) (2023)

Network percolation provides early warnings of abrupt changes in coupled oscillatory systems: An explanatory analysis

Ehstand,Noémie; Donner,Reik V.; López,Cristóbal; Hernández-García, Emilio
Physical Review E 108, 054207 (2023)

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