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Details of Ms Isabel Arozarena Llopis   


Gender female
Job title Geo-Scientist
Department Physics-oceanography
Nationality Spain
Tel +50661868875
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Degree PhD
Job type Teaching/Education , Research , Extension Services (Public Awareness)
Research Activities
Oct. 2011-Present DEPT. PHYSICS, National University of Costa Rica (UNA).
IOI (International Ocean Institute) and RONMAC (Sea Level Observation Network and Research in coastal hazards in Central America)
Position: Researcher in Coastal Oceanography and teaching the course "Coastal Processes and Geomorphology"
• Hazard, vulnerability and risk indexes related to rip currents and dangerous surf conditions, for all beaches of Costa Rica, by rip currents .
• Fieldwork: beach profiles and sediment sampling for granulometric analysis. GPS positioning of preventive signaling in beaches, beach morphodynamics and rip current mapping.
• GIS Project: digitalization and georeferencing beaches. Development of attribute tables.
• Conducting meetings and conferences in different areas and for different audiences on the rip currents risk.  
• Teacher of the course "Coastal dynamics and geomorphology"
• GIS analysis  for evacuation routes in case of tsunami.
Ago.2011-Present CIMAR (University of Costa Rica)
Research center in Marine Sciences and Limnology; attached to the Vice Presidency of Research of the UCR.
Position: Professor of Coastal Geomorphology
• Module taught: "Types of coastal areas: formation of coasts, bays and estuaries. Erosion, accretion and sediment dynamics " in the postgraduate course "Integrated management of tropical coastal areas-GIACT".
• Teaching Coastal Geomorphology: forms and processes applied aspects.
• Field trip with students.
 Aug. 2011-Feb. 2012 CENTRAL SCHOOL OF GEOLOGY, UCR (Escuela Centroamericana de Geología, Universidad de Costa Rica)
Position: Professor of Geomorphology and Geology Fundamentals
• Theory and practice on the main aspects of geomorphology.
• Practical lessons basin analysis, photo-interpretation and geomorphological mapping.
• Field trips with students.

Research Region 72
Working languages Spanish

Elaboración de mapas de evacuación en caso de tsunami

Indicadores Ambientales

Manejo de imágenes LIDAR con ERDAS Imagine 2013

Los S.I.G. (ArcGis 9.2) en la Gestión Ambiental

Gestión medioambiental de la empresa

Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental

Delegado de Medioambiente


Gestión sostenible del Agua

Microstation V7


·      Arozarena, I., Houser, C., Gutiérrez, A. y Brannstrom. 2015 “The rip current hazard in Costa Rica”. Natural Hazards. Volume 77, Issue 2, pp. 753-768.

Group(s): IOC , GOOS , IODE , JCOMM , HAB , Tsunami , ITIC , ICAN
Created: 2016-08-18 Last Updated: