Main scientific interests:
nearshore processes
beach morphodynamics
coastal video-monitoring

Skype: Umberto Andriolo (Lisbon)
Tel. +351 217526357 Ext. 26357

Instituto Dom Luiz
Faculty of Science
University of Lisbon
Campo Grande, building C6
1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal

I am a Civil/Environmental Engineer with consistent knowledge of coastal processes and beach morphodynamics.

My studies mostly focus on understanding nearshore processes through processing and analysing coastal video-derived images.

I have been working in international research programs for the last four years, both in academic and public institutions.

I have recently started my PhD project in coastal morphodynamics.


Harley,  M., Andriolo,  U.,  Ciavola,  P.,  Armaroli,  C.,  2014. A study of shoreline rotation and response to nourishment of a gravel pocket beach using low-cost video-monitoring techniques. Journal of Coastal Conservation. Vol. 18, pp.551-565

Vousdoukas, M.I., Ferreira, P.M., Almeida, L.P., Dodet, G., Psaros, F., Andriolo, U., Silva, A.N., Taborda, R., Ruano, A., Ferreira,  O., 2011. Performance of intertidal topography video monitoring of a meso-tidal reflective beach in South Portugal. Ocean Dynamics, Vol. 61, Issue 10, pp. 1521-1540 
Conference proceedings
Andriolo, U., Taborda, R., Sanchez-Garcia, E., 2016. Measuring wave runup and intertidal beach topography from online streaming surfcam. X Jornadas do Mar, Naval School of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal ( I prize for best communication in the area of Geography,Oceanography,Enviroment and Natural Science)
Andriolo, U., Sanchez-Garcia, E., Taborda, R., 2016. Using surfcam online streaming images for nearshore hydrodynamics characterization. 4as Jornadas de Engenharia Hidrográfica, Lisbon,  Portugal (ISBN 978-989-705-097-8)
Andriolo, U., Poseiro, P., Garcia, T., Bastos, A., Fortes, J., 2016. Investigating the use of a video technique for wave run-up measurements on a breakwater in a laboratory flume . 4as Jornadas de Engenharia Hidrográfica. Lisbon, Portugal (ISBN 978-989-705-097-8)
Andriolo, U., Azevedo, A., Nobre Silva, A.M., Taborda, R., 2016. Video imagery technique for wave celerities estimation:
results over a rocky-shore platform. 4as Jornadas de Engenharia Hidrográfica. Lisbon, Portugal (ISBN 978-989-705-097-8)
Andriolo, U., Herminio, J., Ribeiro, M., Taborda, R., 2015. Insights on run-up processes through high resolution video measurements. VIII International Symposium on the Iberian Atlantic Margin (MIA15). Malaga, Spain

Andriolo, U., Matias, A. 2015. Descriptive statistics of overwash velocity over backbarrier derived by image processing. 3Estuarine and Coastal Morfodynamics Conference(MEC 2015). Faro, Portugal

Andriolo, U., Sancho. F., Freire, P., Oliveira, F., 2013. Integrated video-sediment tracer technique for sand transport measurements. 6th Short Course/Conference on Applied Coastal Research (SCACR 2013). Lisbon, Portugal. (Best Paper Presentation Award)

Conference abstracts 
Andriolo, U., 2016. An overview of timestack image applications for nearshore studies. 31st edition of the Conference on mathematical Geophysics (CMG 2016). 6th– 10th April 2016,  Paris, France
Andriolo, U., Almar,  R.  , Matias, A., 2015.  Overwash hydrodynamics on a barrier island by video imagery: preliminary
results. 11th UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference (YCSEC 2015). 23d – 25th March 2015,  Manchester, UK
Andriolo, U., Armaroli, C., Ciavola, P., Harley, M., 2012. A study of shoreline rotation and response to nourishment of a
gravel pocket beach using low cost videomonitoring techniques. 32nd International Geographical Congress (IGC 2012). 26th-30th August 2012, Cologne, Germany
Andriolo, U., 2011. Development of a coastal low-cost video-monitoring system (Praia de Faro, PT – San Michele Sassi
Neri beach, IT). Coast Expo 2011. 28th – 30th September 2011, Ferrara, Italy
Vousdoukas, Ó., Almeida L.P., Andriolo,  U., O.  Ferreira, Taborda, R., Silva, A.N., 2010.  Automated video system for

storm impact evaluation at Praia de Faro (South Portugal). 42nd International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics. 26th – 30th April 2010, Liege, Belgium