iFADO Scientific Production

iFADO Scientific Production

This page collects most of the scientific contributions of the iFADO project published in international journals and PhD thesis produced during the project lifetime.

International journal publications

Lobanova P, Tilstone GH, Bashmachnikov I, Brotas V. Accuracy Assessment of Primary Production Models with and without Photoinhibition Using Ocean-Colour Climate Change Initiative Data in the North East Atlantic Ocean. Remote Sensing. 2018; 10(7):1116. doi: 10.3390/rs10071116. Open Access

Valente A, Sousa F, Dias J. Decadal changes in temperature and salinity of Central Waters off Western Iberia. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 2019; 151: 103068. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2019.103068. Link

Maximenko N, Corradi P, Law KL, Van Sebille E, Garaba SP, Lampitt RS, Galgani F, Martinez-Vicente V, Goddijn-Murphy L, Veiga JM, Thompson RC, Maes C, Moller D, Löscher CR, Addamo AM, Lamson MR, Centurioni LR, Posth NR, Lumpkin R, Vinci M, Martins AM, Pieper CD, Isobe A, Hanke G, Edwards M, Chubarenko IP, Rodriguez E, Aliani S, Arias M, Asner GP, Brosich A, Carlton JT, Chao Y, Cook A-M, Cundy AB, Galloway TS, Giorgetti A, Goni GJ, Guichoux Y, Haram LE, Hardesty BD, Holdsworth N, Lebreton L, Leslie HA, Macadam-Somer I, Mace T, Manuel M, Marsh R, Martinez E, Mayor DJ, Le Moigne M, Molina Jack ME, Mowlem MC, Obbard RW, Pabortsava K, Robberson B, Rotaru A-E, Ruiz GM, Spedicato MT, Thiel M, Turra A and Wilcox C. Toward the Integrated Marine Debris Observing System. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2019; 6:447. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00447. Open Access

de Pablo H, Sobrinho J, Garcia M, Campuzano F, Juliano M, Neves R. Validation of the 3D-MOHID Hydrodynamic Model for the Tagus Coastal Area. Water. 2019; 11(8):1713. doi: 10.3390/w11081713. Open Access

Macovei VA, Hartman SE, Schuster U, Torres-Valdés S, Moore CM, Sanders RJ. Impact of physical and biological processes on temporal variations of the ocean carbon sink in the mid-latitude North Atlantic (2002–2016). Progress in Oceanography. 2020; 180: 102223. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2019.102223. Open Access

Nagy H, Lyons K, Nolan G, Cure M, Dabrowski T. A Regional Operational Model for the North East Atlantic: Model Configuration and Validation. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2020; 8(9):673. doi: 10.3390/jmse8090673. Open Access

Ribeiro PJC, Henriques JCC, Campuzano FJ, Gato LMC, Falcão AFO. A new directional wave spectra characterization for offshore renewable energy applications. Energy. 2020; 213: 118828. doi:10.1016/j.energy.2020.118828. Link

Marta-Almeida M, Dalbosco A, Franco D,Ruiz-Villarreal M. Dynamics of river plumes in the South Brazilian Bight and South Brazil. Ocean Dynamics. 2021; 71: 59–80. doi: 10.1007/s10236-020-01397-x. Open Access

Hartman SE, Bett BJ, Durden JM, Henson SA, Iversen M, Jeffreys RM, Horton T, Lampitt R, Gates AR. Enduring science: Three decades of observing the Northeast Atlantic from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain Sustained Observatory (PAP-SO). Progress in Oceanography. 2021; 191: 102508. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102508. Open Access

Valente A, da Silva JCB, Brotas V. Linking ocean colour features in the Western Iberian margin to wave-induced sediment resuspension and coccolithophore patches. Continental Shelf Research. 2021; 225: 104482. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2021.104482. Open Access

Guerreiro CV, Baumann K-H, Brummer G-JA, Valente A, Fischer G, Ziveri P, Brotas V, Stuut J-BW, Carbonate fluxes by coccolithophore species between NW Africa and the Caribbean: Implications for the biological carbon pump. Limnology and Oceanography. 2021; 66: 3190-3208. doi: 10.1002/lno.11872. Open Access

Rodríguez-Ramos T, Nieto-Cid M, Auladell A, Guerrero-Feijóo E, Varela MM. Vertical niche partitioning of archaea and bacteria linked to shifts in dissolved organic matter quality and hydrography in North Atlantic waters. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2021; 8:673171. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.673171. Open Access

Warren MA, Simis SGH, Selmes N. Complementary water quality observations from high and medium resolution Sentinel sensors by aligning chlorophyll-a and turbidity algorithms. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2021; 265: 112651. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2021.112651. Open Access

Orta-Ponce CP, Rodríguez-Ramos T, Nieto-Cid M, Teira E, Guerrero-Feijóo E, Bode A, Varela MM. Empirical leucine-to-carbon conversion factors in north-eastern Atlantic waters (50–2000 m) shaped by bacterial community composition and optical signature of DOM. Scientific Reports. 2021; 11: 24370. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-03790-y. Open Access

Lamas L, Martins I, Vitorino J, Barrera C. Ocean dynamics characterization from a multiplatform observing-system approach in the East Central North Atlantic. OCEANS. 2021: 1-7. doi: 10.23919/OCEANS44145.2021.9705894. Link

Mariani R, Lessa GC, Marta-Almeida M. Long-term variability of the salinity field in a large tropical, well-mixed estuary: the influence of climatic trends. Estuaries and Coasts. 2022; 45: 721–736. doi: 10.1007/s12237-021-01008-y. Link

Brotas V, Tarran GA, Veloso V, Brewin RJW, Woodward EMS, Airs R, Beltran C, Ferreira A, Groom SB. Complementary approaches to assess phytoplankton groups and size classes on a long transect in the Atlantic Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2022; 8:682621. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.682621. Open Access

Sambolino A, Herrera I, Álvarez S, Rosa A, Alves F, Canning-Clode J,  Cordeiro N, Dinis A, Kaufmann M. Seasonal variation in microplastics and zooplankton abundances and characteristics: The ecological vulnerability of an oceanic island system. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2022; 181: 113906. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113906. Open Access

Campuzano F, Santos F, Simionesei L, Oliveira AR, Olmedo E, Turiel A, Fernandes R, Brito D, Alba M, Novellino A, Neves R. Framework for improving land boundary conditions in ocean regional products. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2022; 10(7): 852. doi: 10.3390/jmse10070852. Open Access

Lantéri N, Ruhl HA, Gates A, Martínez E, del Rio Fernandez J, Aguzzi J, Cannat M, Delory E, Embriaco D, Huber R, Matabos M, Petihakis G, Reilly K, Rolin J-F, van der Schaar M, André M, Blandin J, Cianca A, Francescangeli M, Garcia O, Hartman S, Lagadec J-R, Legrand J, Pagonis P, Piera J, Remirez X, Toma DM, Marinaro G, Moreau B, Santana R, Wright H, Dañobeitia JJ and Favali P. The EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM): Standardized and interoperable Instrumentation for Ocean Observation. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2022; 9: 801033. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.801033. Open Access

Guallart EF, Fajar NM, García-Ibáñez MI, Castaño-Carrera M, Santiago-Doménech R, Hassoun AER, Pérez FF, Easley RA, Álvarez M. Spectrophotometric measurement of carbonate ion in seawater over a decade: dealing with inconsistencies. Environmental Science & Technology. 2022; 56(12): 7381-7395. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.1c06083. Open Access

Beaton AD, Schaap AM, Pascal R, Hanz R, Martincic U, Cardwell CL, Morris A, Clinton-Bailey G, Saw K, Hartman SE, Mowlem MC. Lab-on-chip for in situ analysis of nutrients in the deep sea. ACS Sensors. 2022; 7 (1): 89-98. doi: 10.1021/acssensors.1c01685. Open Access

Braga-Henriques A, Buhl-Mortensen P, Tokat E, Martins A, Silva T, Jakobsen J, Canning-Clode J, Jakobsen K, Delgado J, Voirand T, Biscoito M. Benthic community zonation from mesophotic to deep sea: Description of first deep-water kelp forest and coral gardens in the Madeira archipelago (central NE Atlantic). Front. Mar. Sci. 2022; 9:973364. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.973364. Open Access

Nagy H, Mamoutos I, Nolan G, Wilkes R, Dabrowski T. High-resolution model of Clew Bay—model set-up and validation results. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2023; 11(2):362. doi: 10.3390/jmse11020362. Open Access

Barrera C, Maarouf M, Campuzano F, Llinas O, Marichal GN. A comparison of intelligent models for collision avoidance path planning on environmentally propelled unmanned surface vehicles. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 2023; 11(4):692. doi: 10.3390/jmse11040692. Open Access

Lauton G, Marta-Almeida M,  Lentini CAD. The effect of currents on large surface gravity waves under cyclonic conditions in the south/southeastern Brazil. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 2023; 128: e2022JC018472. doi: 10.1029/2022JC018472. Link

García-García LM, Ruiz-Villarreal M. Variability of plankton production during the spring bloom in NW Iberia. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 2023; 708: 45-78. doi: 10.3354/meps14236. Open Access

Favareto L, Brotas V, Rudorff N, Zacarias N, Tracana A, Lamas L, Nascimento A, Ferreira A, Gomes M, Borges C, Palma C, Brito AC. Response of phytoplankton to coastal upwelling: The importance of temporal and spatial scales. Limnology and Oceanography. 2023; in press. doi: 10.1002/lno.12353. Open Access

Sambolino A, Iniguez E, Herrera I, Kaufmann M, Dinis A, Cordeiro N. Microplastic ingestion and plastic additive detection in pelagic squid and fish: Implications for bioindicators and plastic tracers in open oceanic food webs. Science of The Total Environment. 2023; 894: 164952. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.164952. Open Access

El Serafy G, Mészáros L, Fernández V, Capet A, She J, Sotillo MG, Melet A, Legrand S, Mourre B, Campuzano F, Federico I, Guarnieri A, Rubio A, Dabrowski T, Umgiesser G, Staneva J, Ursella L, Pairaud I, Bruschi A, Frigstad H, Baetens K, Creach V, Charria G and Alvarez Fanjul E. EuroGOOS roadmap for operational coastal downstream services. Frontiers of Marine Science. 2023; 10:1177615. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1177615. Open Access

Johnson L, Siegel D, Thompson A, Fields E, Erickson Z, Cetinic I, Lee C, D’Asaro E, Nelson N, Omand M, Sten M, Traylor S, Nicholson D, Graff J, Steinberg D, Sosik H, Buesseler K, Brzezinski M, Soto Ramos I, Carvalho F, Henson S. Assessment of oceanographic conditions during the North Atlantic EXport Processes in the Ocean from RemoTe Sensing (EXPORTS) Field Campaign. Progress in Oceanography; 103170. In Press. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2023.103170. Link

Erickson ZK, Fields E, Johnson L, Thompson AF, Dove LA, D’Asaro E, Siegel DA. Eddy tracking from in situ and satellite observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 128. 2023; e2023JC019701. doi: 10.1029/2023JC019701. Open Access

Hartman SE, Gates AR, Lopez-Garcia P, Bozzano R, Delory E, Favali P, Lefevre D, Chirurgien L, Pensieri S, Petihakis G, Nair R, Neves S, Dañobeitia JJ, Salvetat F, Le Menn M, Seppälä J, Schroeder K, Piera1 J. Proposed synergies between oceanography and metrology. Policy and practice reviews. Frontiers of Marine Science. 2023; Accepted. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1192030 Open Access

Brotas V, Ferreira A, Veloso V, Tracana A, Guerreiro CV, Tarran GA, Woodward EMS, Ribeiro L, Netting J, Clewley D, Groom SB. Assessing phytoplankton community composition in the Atlantic Ocean from in situ and satellite observations. Frontiers of Marine Science. 2023; 10:1229692. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1229692 Open Access

Aguiar AL, Marta-Almeida M, Cirano M, Pereira J, Cotrim da Cunha L. Numerical assessment of tidal potential energy in the Brazilian Equatorial Shelf. Renewable Energy. 2024; 220:119684. doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2023.119684 Link

Tokat E, Beşiktepe Ş, Martins A. Climatology and variability of sea surface temperature in the Azores region and its relation to climate indices. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 2024; 75:103570. doi: 10.1016/j.rsma.2024.103570 Link


Pentzel M (2019). Defining and analysing existing conditions of the Princess Alice Bank (Step 5 of UNESCO’s Step – by – step approach for MSP toward ecosystem – based management). MSc dissertation thesis. Erasmus Mundus Master Course on Maritime Spatial Planning, Università Iuav di Venezia – Universidad de Sevilla – Universidade dos Açores.

Cuesta García M (2020). Ecological and phenological correlates of body condition and amount of down in Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris borealis fledglings. MSc dissertation thesis. Universidade dos Açores, Portugal.

Pieper C (2021). Measuring the Marine Debris Footprint of Azores waters (NE Atlantic): classification, variability and associated dynamics. PhD dissertation thesis. Universidade dos Açores, Portugal.

Sobrinho J (2021). Development of new methodologies for upscaling local models into regional models. PhD Thesis, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Link.

Loureiro C (2022). Azores oceanic microbes: understanding the structure and dynamics of microbial communities at various ocean space and time scales. PhD dissertation thesis. Universidade dos Açores, Portugal.

Medeiros M (2022). Manual de boas práticas de atividades ligadas ao meio marinho. MSc dissertation thesis. Universidade dos Açores, Portugal. Link

Nunes P (2022). Spatial-Temporal distribution of phytoplankton biomass during a coastal upwelling episode obtained from remote sensing and in situ data. MSc dissertation thesis. Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. Link

Viegas C (2022). 3-D Biogeochemical and hydrodynamic models in the Azores – A tool to understand marine ecosystems. PhD dissertation thesis. Universidade dos Açores, Portugal. Link.

Gomes M (2024). Detection and characterisation of Meddies structures in the Azores using oceanographic in situ and satellite data. MSc dissertation thesis. Universidade dos Açores, Portugal.