The University of Cádiz
The University of Cadiz (UCA) was founded in 1979 and currently hosts more than 1,100 researchers and over 20,000 students per year, offering more than 100 degrees, ranging from graduate to official master's degrees in all fields of learning. The research and innovation activities are one of the pillars of the UCA, with 169 research teams divided into 9 main areas.
The UCA is involved in CoastSnap project since 2020, when the first CoastSnap station in south Spain (“CoastSnap Cadiz”) was installed in Santa Maria del Mar beach, an urban beach in Cadiz city, with the support of the Vice-Rectorate for Science and Technology of UCA and Cadiz city council. The scientific responsible of the station is the Coastal Geomorphology Research Group, belonging to the Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences.
CoastSnap Cadiz station is located on a natural headland at the seafront, in Plaza de la Estrella.
A promotional video of the station (in Spanish) is available on Youtube:
The University of Vigo and The Marine Research Center
The University of Vigo (UVigo) was founded in 1990 and it has progressively increased the quality of its scientific research and investments in research infrastructure. UVigo employs 2,400+ faculty and researchers and 1,000+ administrative and support staff, and educates 23,000+ students. The Marine Research Center of Universidade de Vigo (CIM-UVigo) is constituted by more than 230 people distributed in 15 research groups. CIM scientific priorities are Climate change and Marine biotechnology, at its main areas of specialization are: Biodiversity and ecosystem services, aquaculture and sustainable use of resources, integrated coastal zone management, global change and pollution and renewable energies and new resources.