During this period it has reached its consolidation phase. After its inauguration in May 2011, the Institute of Environmental Hydraulics and Cantabria Coastal and Ocean Basin, have been in full operation since the end of 2011.
This ensures that the return on investment in the new ICTS is guaranteed, already demonstrated by contracted projects which guarantee its use during the next two years.
Currently, there are 22 active national and international projects which are of competitive tendering, 4 of which belong to FP7.
Collaboration with the public sector is very active in areas such as environmental hydraulics, management of basins, coasts and risks, maritime engineering or renewable marine energies, in the development of offshore wind-power energy as well as in wave energy, with various transfer projects between companies, funded through CDTI or the CENIT programme, or through international projects such as United Nations or the World Bank, having developed projects in Africa, Latin-America and Central Europe, and recently having won a contract for the development of an organizational study of the Qatar Coastline.
Of special interest is the incorporation of Giovanni Coco in the Institute as principal researcher in the Augusto González Linares (AGL) Programme within CCI, and the contract for his work-team which comprises a Post-Doctorate and a Pre-Doctorate researcher, as well as the “33rd International Conference on Coastal Engineering” (ICCE2012), with a total of 1,093 participants from 45 countries in July 2012.