Instituto de Investigación para la Gestión Integral de Zonas Costeras (IGIC) del Campus de Gandia de la Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)


The Instituto de Investigaciones para la Gestión Integral de Zonas Costeras (Research Institute for Integrated Coastal Zone Management, IGIC) was created in July 2007 with the aim of assembling and strengthening the research capabilities at the Gandia Campus (Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, UPV).  This institut has as a general objective to promote and to develop scientific research of excellence on different aspects of integrated coastal management, as well as to spread the obtained results and applications among the involved agents and economical sectors, contributing to the specialised training of experts in areas related to the research field. This is possible taking advantage of the wide experience and scientific quality of the Gandia Campus teaching staff in applied technologies to marine and coastal problems and after contribution in several cases with previous collaborations and synergies between groups of different knowledge areas.

Nowadays the IGIC includes 69 researches, clustered in 11 research groups, working in three research areas: i) Environmental and biological resources studies and conservation, ii) Knowledge, planning and management of coastal areas and iii) Marine and coastal technological monitoring and analysis tools.