Ph.D. Program in Oceanography and Global Change at the Canary Islands, Spain

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Coastal areas: natural processes and human interactions

This line has a dual purpose: firstly, the identification and characterization of natural processes in coastal areas; on the other, the analysis of the consequences that the anthropic development has had in the space-time evolution of these systems. The information used is diverse, as historical sources (historical maps and aerial photography), physical and natural data (terrestrial and marine climatic data) from public databases, digital models derived from LiDAR, satellite images or data obtained from experimental field work (survey, geomorphology or vegetation). The information is integrated in geographic information systems (GIS), tools used to approach spatial analysis and territorial models.