Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.43
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2017
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Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Maria Teresa Maldonado Sada
Special Projects
Sustainability dept
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
CIDIPORT "Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo en Ingeniería Portuaria, Marítima y Costera" (Research and Development of Port, Nautical and Coastal Center)

This Center position the University in R&D applied activities and profesional specialized services in Civil Engineering, Port, Naval and Coastal.

The CIDIPORT services are:
- Regional hydrodinamics and coastal waters studies
- Hydrological studies
- Regional and local development
- Climate change and vulnerability
- Turism
- Geomatic Engineering
- Materials Laboratory

Research Areas:
1) Standarization and development ecology indicators
2) Management and uses of wetlands
3) Environmental ecosystem rehabilitation
4) Municipal environmental adviser
5) Organic waste management and exploitation management

In other areas "Territorial and urban planning"
1) Urban Planning
2) Territorial Planning and Regional Development
3) Coastal areas and territorial planning
4) Environment and territory planning

The University has a ocean vessel named "UAT-1 CIDIPORT", acquired on may of 2014. This ship is the first type of its kind in Gulf of Mexico. For the geospatial recognition it has a dron and an airoplane equiped with high technology and a hyperspectral camara.

With this adquisition, our state will be stranghtened on scientific research and activities oriented to knwoledge, explotation and conservation of maritim fauna, and working for a sustainable Tamaulipas.

The services that the ocean vessel offer, are:
1) Topographic survey and bathymetric Envir
2) Ocean cartography
3) Inspection of sea bottom studies
4) Deep and shallow exploration
5) Naval geophysics
6) Logistics of islands, cayos, reefs, and coastals areas
7) Deployment, recovery and maintainance of ocean research bouys
8) Samples of benthic fauna
9) Ocean Sciences Education
10) Oil Spill through ocean Education

Since 2015, CIDIPORT (UAT Vessel) has been studyng the maritime geophysics, like seismic activities) pipeline in Gulf of Mexico through his infraestructure. Addicionally CIDIPORT is part of the program MEXUSGOLF, which main objective is the fast and efficient colaboration and coordination between México and United States when a continguency case has been presented like oil spills in Gulf of Mexico in order to avoid a mayor disaster.

On the other hand, CIDIPORT is working on research and technical services for PEMEX (Mexican Petroleum) in modernization and maintainance, as well as characterization and remediation of contaminated soils from oil. And for CONAGUA (National Commission of Water in México) with the valorization and inspection of dams.

On 2017, CIDIPORT was aproved for unanimity to be a Permanent Member of CONACIO (National Commission of Ocean Research in Mexico), that was preceed by the Marine Secretary, admiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz.CONACIO is headed by SEMAR (Secretaría de Marina de México, Marine Secretariat of Mexico) and it has permanent members like: 1) Governance Secretariat (Federal Governance); 2) External Affairs Secretariat (Federal Governance); 3) SEMARNAT (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales; Environment and Natural Resources Secretariat); 4) SAGARPA (Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería y Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación; Agriculture, Livestock and Rural Development, Fishing and Feeding Secretariat); 5) CONACYT (National Counsil of Science and Technology); among others.


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