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José A Jiménez


José A. Jiménez


Professor (Catedrático de Universidad)

Phone: +34 934016469
e-mail: jose.jimenez@upc.edu

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Responsible of Coastal Zone Management Area          




José A. Jiménez is Full Professor in Coastal Engineering & Management at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya·BarcelonaTech. Ph.D. in Marine Sciences (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 1996). More than 25 years of experience in coastal research. He has participated in more than 25 research projects funded in competitive calls at National (Spanish) and International levels. He has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 150 communications in international conferences and workshops. He has directed 18 Ph D Theses and, usually acts as expert evaluator for different research evaluation agencies. Awarded with the Distinction of the Government of Catalonia for Promoting University Research for Young Researchers (5th edition, 2004-2008).

Topics of interest

natural hazards & risks, coastal vulnerability, climate change, adaptation, coastal management & engineering, coastal morphodynamics, coastal  environmental issues, deltas, sediment transport.










  • Jiménez, J.A., Valdemoro, HI, Bosom, E., Sánchez-Arcilla & Nicholls, R. 2017. Impacts of sea-level rise-induced erosion on the Catalan coast. Regional Environmental Change, 17: 593-603, doi: 10.1007/s10113-016-1052-x.
  • Sousa, R.C., Pereira, L.C., Costa, R.A. & Jiménez, J.A. 2017. Management of estuarine beaches on the Amazon coast through the application of recreational carrying capacity. Tourism Management, 59, 216-225.
  • Ballesteros, C., Jiménez, J.A., Viavattene, C. 2017. Evaluación del riesgo de inundación a múltiples componentes en la costa del Maresme. Ribagua, 4, 2, 110-129.
  • Sousa, R.C., Pereira, L.C.C., Trindade, W.N., Souza, I.P., da Costa, R.M., Jiménez, J.A. 2017. Application of the DPSIR framework to the evaluation of the recreational and environmental conditions on estuarine beaches of the Amazon coast. Ocean & Coastal Management, 149, 96-106, doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.09.011.
  • Jiménez, JA, Armaroli, C. & Bosom, E. 2017. Preparing for the impact of coastal storms. A coastal manager-oriented approach. In: Ciavola, P. & Coco, G. (Eds), Coastal Storms. Processes and Impacts. Wiley, pp. 217-239 [ISBN: 9781118937105]


  • Durán, R, Guillén, J, Ruiz, A., Jiménez, JA & Sagristá, E. 2016. Morphological changes, beach inundation and overwash caused by an extreme storm on a low-lying embayed beach bounded by a dune system (NW Mediterranean). Geomorphology, 274: 129-142.   
  • Albino J, Jiménez JA, Oliveira TCA. 2016. Planform and mobility in the Meaípe-Maimbá embayed beach on the South East coast of Brazil. Geomorphology, 253, 110-122.
  • Monteiro, MC , Jiménez, JA & Pereira, LCC. 2016. Natural and human controls of water quality of an Amazon estuary (Caeté-PA, Brazil). Ocean & Coastal Management., 124, 42-52.
  • López, M., Ranashinge, R. & Jiménez, J.A.  2016. A rapid, low cost approach for coastal vulnerability assessment at a national scale. J. Coastal Research, 32, 932-945.
  • Monteiro, MC, Pereira, LCC & Jiménez, J.A. 2016. The Trophic Status of an Amazonian Estuary Under Anthropogenic Pressure (Brazil). J. Coastal Research SI 75, 98 – 102.



  • Brown,S., R.Nicholls, S.Hanson, B.Geoff, J. Dearing, M. Dickson, S.Gallop, S. Gao, I. Haigh, J. Hinkel, J.A. Jiménez, R. Klein, W. Kron, A. Lázár, C. Neves, A. Newton, C. Pattiaratchi, A. Payo, K. Pye, A. Sánchez-Arcilla, M. Siddall, A. Shareef, E. Tompkins, A. Vafeidis, B. van Maanen, P. Ward & C. Woodroffe. 2014. Shifting perspectives on coastal impacts and adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 4, 752-755. (doi:10.1038/nclimate2344)
  • Jiménez, J.A., Sancho, A., Bosom, E., Valdemoro, H.I. & Guillén, J. 2012. Storm-induced damages along the Catalan coast (NW Mediterranean) during the period 1958-2008. Geomorphology, 143-144, 24-33.
  • Brenner, J.,Jiménez, J.A., Sardá, R. & Garola, A. 2010. Non market value of the ecosystem services provided by the Catalan coast, Spain. Ocean & Coastal Management, 53, 27-38. (doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2009.10.008.
  • Ariza, E., Jiménez, J.A. & Sardá, R. 2008. A critical assessment of beach management on the Catalan coast. Ocean & Coastal Management, 51, 141-160. (doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2007.02.009)