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  Transport, Land and Coastal Environment Engineering (AORTA)

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General data

Field of study:
Engineering and Architecture
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Telephone:
+34 965903400 x 3646
Telephone:
+34 96 590 3707

Annual reports

Annual report
  • Application of low take-off weight drones in land and transport infrastructures
  • Optimisation of transport systems. Transit-oriented development (TOD)
  • Sustainable transport systems
  • Territorial impact of rail infrastructures and major leisure centres
  • Coastal environment planning, conservation, regeneration and management

 

 

Services offered

The Transport Engineering, Territory and Coastal Environment Research Group (AORTA research) aims to study and address those needs related to natural resources, environment and infrastructures in all those aspects related to transport, territory and the coastal environment. Its research offer includes the following activities: field visits; in situ and laboratory tests; quality control; project drafting; technical assistance and works management; preparation of technical reports and expert opinions; traffic, transport and territory projects and studies; coastal environment projects and studies; analysis and modelling of transport networks; numerical wave models, etc.

 

 

Results

AORTA has performed a multitude of contracts for knowledge transfer with international and national public organisations -state, autonomous and local- as well as with private companies and institutions. Likewise, the group has attracted funding in various competitive public calls for research projects at national, regional and local levels. The group's scientific production is detailed in the corresponding annual research reports.

 

 

Available relevant infrastructure

The research group uses the different facilities within the Civil Engineering Labs (LabsIC) at the University of Alicante: Transport Engineering lab, Mechanics of Soils and Rocks lab, Construction Materials lab, Durability lab, Large Structures lab, Hydraulic Engineering lab, and Maritime and Environment lab. It has a high efficiency UAS equipment, topographic GPS and Laser Scanner. The group also has specific software for traffic and transport modelling (SIDRA intersection, AIMSUN next), road and railway projects (CLIP, Istram, Autodesk Civil 3D), coastal modelling systems (SMC), GIS systems (ArcGIS, QGIS) and SFM (PhotoScan, ReCap).

 

 

RELEVANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO RESEARCH PROJECTS
  • Project title: Quiero ser ingeniera: fomento de vocaciones hacia ingeniería y arquitectura, e impacto en las titulaciones universitarias relacionadas
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: FUNDACION ESPAñOLA PARA LA CIENCIA Y LA TECNOLOGIA
    Starting date: 14/07/2023
    Termination date: 14/07/2024
  • Project title: INFLUENCIA DEL DESGASTE DEL SEDIMENTO DE LAS PLAYAS EN LA VULNERABILIDAD COSTERA DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: GENERALITAT VALENCIANA
    Starting date: 01/01/2022
    Termination date: 31/12/2023
  • Project title: Nuevos enfoques para la planificación y gestión del territorio turístico: conceptualización, análisis de experiencias y problemas. Destinos turísticos inteligentes
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y EMPRESA
    Starting date: 01/01/2015
    Termination date: 31/12/2017
  • Project title: Creación de infraestructuras TIC para el desarrollo de Ciudades Inteligentes en línea con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: GENERALITAT VALENCIANA
    Starting date: 01/01/2020
    Termination date: 31/12/2021
  • Project title: Metodología, Criterios y aplicaciones para la configuración de clusters en áreas turísticas consolidadas: innovación, complementariedad y competitividad territorial
    Competitive: Yes
    European: No
    Public: Yes
    Project sponsors: MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y EMPRESA
    Starting date: 01/01/2012
    Termination date: 31/12/2014

Publications See search box

RELEVANT CONTRIBUTIONS IN JOURNALS
  • Title: Nature-based solutions on the coast in face of climate change: The case of Benidorm (Spain)  
    Authors: Toledo-Sepulcre, I. ; Pagán, J.I.; López, I.; Aragonés, L.; Olcina Cantos, J.
    Journals Urban Climate
    Volume:
    Pages: -
    Date: 2024
    ISSN: 2212-0955
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.uclim.2024.101816
  • Title: Analysis of the suitability of marble waste for beach nourishment
    Authors: Pagán, J.I.; Chiva, L.; Tenza-Abril, A.J.; Aragonés, L.; López, I.
    Journals Marine Georesources and Geotechnology
    Volume:
    Pages: 1 - 8
    Date: 2022
    ISSN: 1064-119X
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1064119X.2022.2104672
  • Title: Causes of the different behaviour against erosion: Study case of the Benidorm Beaches (1956-2021)
    Authors: Toledo-Sepulcre, I. ; Pagán, J.I.; López, I.; Aragonés, L.
    Journals Marine Georesources and Geotechnology
    Volume:
    Pages: 1 - 14
    Date: 2022
    ISSN: 1064-119X
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1064119X.2022.2084003
  • Title: Causes of the different behaviour against erosion: Study case of the Benidorm Beaches (1956¿2021)
    Authors: Toledo Sepulcre, Ignacio; PAGAN CONESA, JOSE IGNACIO; LOPEZ UBEDA, ISABEL; Aragonés, L.
    Journals Marine Georesources and Geotechnology
    Volume:
    Pages: 1 - 14
    Date: 2022
    ISSN: 1064-119X
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1064119X.2022.2084003
  • Title: Classification of Sediment Quality according to Its Behavior in the Accelerated ParticleWear Test (APW)
    Authors: Pagán, J.I.; Tenza-Abril, A.J.; Aragonés, L.; Villacampa, Y.; López, I.
    Journals Sustainability
    Volume: 13
    Pages: 1 - 10
    Date: 2021
    ISSN: 2071-1050
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052633
RELEVANT PUBLISHED BOOKS
  • Title: Problemas de Ingeniería Marítima II
    Authors: LOPEZ UBEDA, ISABEL; Aragonés, L.; Pagán, J.I.; , Pagán, José, I.; , Palazón, Antonio V.
    Editorial: Editorial Club Universitario
    Date: 2019
    ISBN: 978-84-17577-47-6
  • Title: Problemas de Ingeniería Marítima I
    Authors: Aragonés, L.; LOPEZ UBEDA, ISABEL; Gomez-Martin, M.E.
    Editorial: ECU
    Date: 2017
    ISBN: 978-84-16966-49-3
  • Title: Problemas de Ingeniería Portuaria y Costera
    Authors: Aragonés, L.; LOPEZ UBEDA, ISABEL
    Editorial: ECU
    Date: 2017
    ISBN: 978-84-16966-48-6
  • Title: la eficiencia del riego en los campos de golf de la provincia de alicante bajo una comparativa nacional e internacional
    Authors: Ortuño-Padilla, A.; , Ortuño, A.; , Civera, S.
    Editorial: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante
    Date: 2013
    ISBN: 978-84-9717-248-6
  • Title: Ingeniería Marítima I
    Authors: Aragonés, L.; LOPEZ UBEDA, ISABEL; Gomez-Martin, M.E.; Jordá Guijarro M.A.; García Hernández S.; Antón Sempere J.
    Editorial: ECU
    Date: 2017
    ISBN: 978-84-16966-47-9
RELEVANT PUBLISHED BOOK CHAPTERS
  • Book chapter title: CAMBIO EN LA PERCEPCIÓN DE LA FUNCIÓN DE LA INGENIERÍA EN LA MUJER (PROYECTO QUIERO SER INGENIERA)
    Authors: Spairani Berrio, Silvia; Aragonés, L.; Villacampa, Y.; López Úbeda, Isabel
    Editorial: Editorial Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones para el Desarrollo Docente.
    Pages: 296 - 317
    Date: 2023
    ISBN:
    Book title: Resignificación en el ámbito de género; una apuesta por la información, comunicación y educación responsable

    DOI: 10.23913/9786078830282
  • Book chapter title: Elementos clave en la evaluación del proceso de planificación, elaboración y defensa del Trabajo Fin de Grado en Ingeniería Civil
    Authors: Moya-Llamas, M.J; Pagán, J.I.; López, I.
    Editorial: Ediciones Octaedro
    Pages: 223 - 223
    Date: 2023
    ISBN:
    Book title: Libro de Actas (Proceedings) 2nd International Congress: Education and Knowledge
  • Book chapter title: Elementos clave en los Trabajos Fin de Grado en Ingeniería Civil en el marco del EEES
    Authors: Moya-Llamas, M.J; Pagán, J.I.; López, I.
    Editorial: OCTAEDRO
    Pages: 1047 - 1053
    Date: 2023
    ISBN:
    Book title: Educación y sociedad: claves interdisciplinares
  • Book chapter title: Evolution of the surface roughness of a coarse sand after a beach nourishment
    Authors: López, I.; Tenza-Abril, A.J.; Aragonés, L.; Pagán, J.I.
    Editorial:
    Pages: 38 - 46
    Date: 2022
    ISBN:
    Book title: Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas. Problems and Measurement Techniques
  • Book chapter title: La docencia en Gestión y Explotación de Puertos mediante el uso de la plataforma Kahoot!
    Authors: Pagán, J.I.; Moya-Llamas, M.J; Navarro-González, F.J.; Villacampa, Y.; López, I.
    Editorial: Instituto de Ciencias de la Educación (ICE). Universidad de Alicante.
    Pages: 293 - 294
    Date: 2022
    ISBN:
    Book title: REDES-INNOVAESTIC 2022. Libro de actas
RELEVANT CONFERENCE PAPERS
  • Title: Coastal vulnerability analysis in Torrevieja (Alicante, Spain)
    Authors: Pagán, J.I.; Bañón, L.; López, I.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: 5th Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-23)
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: (ITALIA)
    Date of performance: 02/10/2023
  • Title: Sediment as an element for assessing the vulnerability of beaches in the Comunidad Valenciana (Spain)
    Authors: López, I.; Pagán, J.I.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: 5th Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-23)
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: (ITALIA)
    Date of performance: 02/10/2023
  • Title: Nature-based Approaches to protect the shoreline in urban environments: the case of Benidorm (Spain)
    Authors: Toledo-Sepulcre, I. ; Pagán, J.I.; López, I.; Aragonés, L.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (CCES) - 3rd Edition
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: Chongqing (CHINA)
    Date of performance: 17/09/2023
  • Title: Desarrollo de proyectos para el desarrollo de competencias emprendedoras en la asignatura de Economía de 1º de Bachillerato
    Authors: Pagán, J.I.; López, I.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: 2nd International Congress: Education and Knowledge -ICON-Edu-2023
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: Alicante/ Alacant (ALICANTE/ALACANT) (ESPAÑA)
    Date of performance: 01/06/2023
  • Title: Benidorm salta al Metaverso
    Authors: Ortuño-Padilla, A.
    Type of participation: Ponencia
    Conference name: 3rd World Conference on Smart Destinations
    Event type: Internacional
    City of performance: (ESPAÑA)
    Date of performance: 21/11/2022