• Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff51-100
  • HeadquartersSpain

Fundacion IH Cantabria

Fundacion Instituto de Hidraulica Ambienta de Cantabria (FIHAC) The mission of IH Cantabria is to become an international reference centre specialising in basic and applied research as well as focusing on the development of studies, methodologies, and tools for the management of aquatic ecosystems including superficial and subterraneous waters, transitional and coastal water bodies integrating the relevant processes as well as the socio-economic aspects associated with an efficient and sustainable management of the water cycle.   Some of IH Cantabria's main goals are: To explore our knowledge of the water cycle and the related systems, increasing the state of the art in this field of research and technologies. To educate and train researchers and specialists in the field of environmental Hydraulics. To translate to society and transform into specific social benefits the successes obtained through the study of the integral water cycle and its related systems by establishing solid channels to transfer knowledge, tools and technologies to public administrations and private companies alike. To develop models, patents and know-how to increase the international competitiveness of Spanish companies, while at the same time increasing the expectation level required by authorities and public bodies. To provide the knowledge and tools necessary for developing countries to improve their living standards and their quality of life.     RESEARCH Research is one of the three main pillars on which IH Cantabria bases its activities. This research is organized in 5 year plans which are then submitted to an external evaluation in which all programmed activities are structured with a scientifically sound base. They apply the most advances tools and technologies while at the same time maintaining the necessary independence to affront highly important environmental and socio-economic problemsResearch is one of the three main pillars on which IH Cantabria bases its activities. This research is organized in 5 year plans which are then submitted to an external evaluation in which all programmed activities are structured with a scientifically sound base. They apply the most advances tools and technologies while at the same time maintaining the necessary independence to affront highly important environmental and socio-economic problems.   Research Areas Physical Environment Coastal Engineering Post-Engineering and Maritime Structures Water and Coastal Zone Management Environmental Risk River Engineering Monitoring and Control of Aquatic Systems Marine-based Renewable Energies
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Company Offices

  • Spain (headquarters)
  • Santander
  • Universidad de Cantabria. E.T.S.I. de Caminos, Canales y Puertos. Avda. de los Castros s/n.