CoastSnap Spain

The University of Cádiz

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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.

CoastSnap Cádiz

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.

 

Citizens can share their photos of the beach on social media using the hashtag #coastsnapcadiz, or alternatively, they can send the photos to the research team by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

A promotional video of the station (in Spanish) is available on Youtube:

 


 

The University of Vigo and The Marine Research Center

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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.

CoastSnap Galicia

The CIM-Uvigo is involved in CoastSnap project since 2018, when the first station in northwest Spain (“CoastSnap Cies”) was installed in Cies Island (National Park). Three more stations were installed in 2019 (“CoastSnap Agrelo” and “CoastSnap Lanzada”) and in 2020 (“CoastSnap Area Maior”). Citizens can share their photos of the beaches in the social media using the hashtag #coastsnapcies, #coastsnapagrelo, #coastsnaplanzada or #coastsnapareamaior respectively, or they can send the photos to the research team by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Locations:

 

 

CoastSnap Lanzada:

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OPEN LOCATION IN COASTSNAP MAP

 
CoastSnap Area Maior:

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OPEN LOCATION IN COASTSNAP MAP

 

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News

  • We have reached 4000 CoastSnaps!!!! A huge thank you to the CoastSnap community for your ongoing participation. Keep on snapping - your snaps are incredibly valuable to help understand how our coasts are changing over time!

  • Welcome to the new CostSnap Citizen Science project website! Check out our new CoastSnap app! We have partnered with CitizenScience company SPOTTERON to bring you a new and exciting way to monitor coastline change around the world