The Physical Oceanography and Applied Geophysics research group is currently composed of lecturers and students at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) that develop their research activity in the areas of Applied Physics, Earth Physics and Cartographic, Geodetic and Photogrammetry Engineering.

Lecturers and Researchers

Ángel Rodríguez Santana

Associate Professor

Ángeles Marrero Díaz

Associate Professor

María Flora Andrés de Araujo

Associate Professor

Borja Aguiar González

Associate Professor

Moisés Martín Betancor

Assistant Professor

Jesús Cisneros Aguirre

External Lecturer

Post-doc researcher

Nadia Burgoa Gregorio

Post-doc researcher

Collaborating researchers

Ana María Mancho

Senior Scientist

Luis García Weil

Associate Professor

Albert Oliver Serra

Associate Professor

Simón Ruiz

Senior Scientist

Antonio González Ramos

Associate Professor


Among the students we have:

Marta Veny López

Ph.D. student

Luis Valencia Castro

Ph.D. student


The following students have been part of OFyGA:

Ph.D. thesis

Nadia Burgoa Gregorio, 2022. "From large scale to mesoscale dynamics in the Cape Verde Frontal Zone". Supervisors: Ángel Rodríguez Santana, Francisco José Machín Jiménez. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/119925
Sheila Estrada Allis, 2016. "Diapycnal mixing processes and vertical velocities within mesoscale structures". Supervisors: Pablo Sangrá Inciarte, Ángel Rodríguez Santana. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/19428
Carolina Salina Núñez, 2015. "Variabilidad de la señal superficial del sistema de la Corriente de Bransfield, Antártica". Supervisors: Pablo Sangrá Inciarte, Ángeles Marrero Díaz. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/74650
Mireya Arcos Pulido, 2013. "Difusividad turbulenta vertical y suministro de nutrientes en la Cuenca de Canarias". Supervisors: Ángel Rodríguez Santana, Francisco José Machín Jiménez. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/10639
Borja Aguiar González, 2013. "Breeze-forced oscillations and strongly nonlinear tide-generated internal solitons". Supervisors: Ángel Rodríguez Santana, Jesús Cisneros Aguirre, Theo Gerkema. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/10638
Mónica Hernández Arencibia, 2012. "Estudio experimental del Sistema de la Corriente de Bransfield (Antártida)". Supervisors: Ángeles Marrero Díaz, Pablo Sangrá Inciarte, Alexander Stegner. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/10504

Master's thesis

Marcos Cividanes García, 2023. A Lagrangian approach to marine plastic pollution in Macaronesia from lobster fisheries in USA and Canada. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/125300
Ana Molina Rodríguez, 2023. Estudio de la composición del microplástico marino en la columna de agua y su vinculación con las masas de agua en la región canaria. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/125325
Yann Benoit Thierry D'Argenlieu, 2023. Hydrodynamic modelling of the Ave estuary influenced by the Douro plume. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/125430
Marina Gutiérrez García, 2023. Validation of Surface Currents in the Beaufort Sea against mooring observations. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/125303
Álex Ruiz Urbaneja, 2023. The impact of the NAO on the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/125344
Giovanny Cuervo Londoño, 2022. Particle tracking within Madagascar cyclonic eddies: Eddy retention capacity from a Lagrangian approach. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/118353
Sarah Jiménez García, 2021. Evolución térmica de la superficie oceánica relacionada con la liberación de calor latente al paso de sistemas de bajas presiones. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/108634
Tania Pereira Vázquez, 2021. Variability of the Western Boundary Current of the Weddell Gyre. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/108635
Marta Veny López, 2020. Spatio-temporal variability of the Bransfield Current System (Antarctica). http://hdl.handle.net/10553/74337
Paola Echeverría Garcés, 2020. Análisis de la influencia del océano en la generación de precipitación horizontal en Gran Canaria, Islas Canarias, España. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/74323
Inés Hernández García, 2019. Exploring hydrographical structures in the Cape Verde Frontal Zone through gliders during FLUXES-II survey. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/57932
Pablo Guerra Martín, 2018. Exploring the subsurface thermohaline structures in the south of the Canary Islands through gliders. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/74653
Juncal Cabrera Busto, 2018. Diapycnal Mixing in the Cape Ghir upwelling region: Double Diffusion and Diapycnal Shear Instability. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/74742
Miguel Ángel San Antolín Plaza, 2012. Inter-decadal changes of thermodynamic stability variables in a transatlantic section along 7.5º N. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/9240
Guillermo Bornstein Ortega, 2012. Mixing processes and impedance field in the thermohaline staircases of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Begonia María Vieytez Basagoitia, 2012. Dinamica del pacific centroamericano. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/85983
Ninoska María Cabrera Delgado, 2012. Tratamiento integral de datos en una flota de derivadores lagrangianos. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/9181
Sheila Estrada Allís, 2011. Towards the construction of a validated numerical system to study the mesoscale dynamics of the North East Atlantic (2003-2006). http://hdl.handle.net/10553/10667

End-of-degree Projects

Laia Puyal Astals, 2023. Navigating the Shallows: assessing the suitability of Hybridizable Discontinuos Galerkin in Shallow Water Simulations. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/125315
Francisco Lihue Ferro, 2023. Animal-borne telemetry and physical oceanography: Sea turtles performing transoceanic migrations in the North Atlantic Ocean. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/125332
Marco Antonio González León, 2023. Animal-Borne Telemetry and Physical Oceanography: White Sharks in the Greater Agulhas Current System. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/125335
Olaia Laguéns Expósito, 2023. Animal-borne telemetry and physical oceanography: Sea turtles in the northwest African upwelling. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/125328
Álex Ruiz Urbaneja, 2022. Seasonal variations of the upper ocean in the Scotia Sea and West of the Antartic Peninsula as measured from instrumented seals. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/117496
Marcos Cividanes García, 2022. Lagragian trajectories to assess marine plastic pollution distribution in the Canary Islands. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/117486
Victoria Rodríguez García, 2021. Analysis of patterns and trends of four air pollutants (NO2, SO2,NO and CO) and COVID-19 effect on air quality in the Canary Islands in the 2001-2020 period. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/108456
Antonio Hernández Ballester, 2019. Guidelines for the interpretation of SAR images in the oceanic waters bathing Canary Islands. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/60085
Jaime Diego Rico, 2018. Relative importance of the atmosphere-ocean exchanges of latent and sensible heat in the generation of rainfall in the Canary Islands environment. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/75557
Laura Navarro Sánchez, 2018. Hydrographical and dynamical properties of the Cape Verde frontal zone during the fluxes-II survey. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/75072
Saúl Santana Fernández, 2018. Hydronamic modelling of Oualidia and Sidi Moussa Lagoons - Morocco. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/73770
Atma Gómez Martín, 2018. Low frequency variability in the South Oriental Pacific and its relationship with the equatorial Pacific. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/75071
Inés Hernández García, 2018. Validation of ocean forecasting model data with those obtained from the first transoceanic autonomous underwater vehicles (gliders) missions in the North-East Atlantic basin. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/57935
Marta Brotons Blanes, 2018. Climatology of intermediate Waters in the Canary Basin. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/75043
Noemí Calafat Hernández, 2018. Estimation of Surface currents from glider drifts. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/75003
Pablo Guerra Martín, 2017. Water masses and mixing processes off Northwest Africa. http://hdl.handle.net/10553/74992
Pol Carbó Mestre, 2014. Dynamics of the Gulf of California (GC). A case study of the internal waves using synthetic aperture radar (SAR). http://hdl.handle.net/10553/11938
Mónica Hernández Arencibia, 2006. Simulación experimental del sistema de corrientes en el Estrecho de Bransfieldn (Antártida). http://hdl.handle.net/10553/62680