Researchers of the Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL) were in fieldwork on the Costa Nova beach, in Aveiro to collect wave and flow data that would allow estimating  sedimentary transport. The data obtained using fluorescent and magnetic tracers and numerical modeling will allow the description and quantification of coastal processes in order to evaluate the efficiency in the artificial feeding made in the submerged area of the beach.

These works are part of the Sandtrack project financed by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT), which is led by Rui Taborda and counts with other IDL researchers Ana Maria Nobre Silva, João Cascalho, Soraia Romão, and Daniela Espanhol.