Filipe Galiforni

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Filipe Galiforni Silva



Water Engineering and Management

Horst Z-223


+31 53 4895236

Phone secretary

+31 53 4893546



PhD Student

Postal Address:

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Civil Engineering
Department of Water Engineering & Management

P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede


  • 2013-2014 – MSc in Oceanography
    Oceanographic Institute – University of São Paulo (BR)
    Thesis: “Morpho-sedimentary dynamics along the Ilha Comprida (SP) beach system”
    Advisor: Dr. Eduardo Siegle
  • 2008-2012 – BSc in Oceanography
    Oceanographic Institute - University of São Paulo (BR)


  • Since 2014 – PhD Candidate: CoCoChannel Project (Co-designing Coasts using Natural Channel-shoal dynamics)
    Interest area: Beach-dune dynamics; Nearshore processes

    Natural processes of inlet systems, such as shoal attachment and channel migration, can influence the development of beach-dune systems near inlets. Erosional phases of coastline evolution due to these processes can affect the level of flood protection provided by beach-dune system as well as the available area for societal activities (such as recreation, drinking water extraction, nature conservation). In a companion project, the potential to artificially stimulate shoal attachment as a natural way of coastal protection is studied. The present project aims at predicting which scenarios of beach-dune system response can be expected to occur under various shoreline development conditions, considering both the natural and anthropogenic forcing, thus linking human interventions in channel-shoal systems to impacts in the adjacent beach-dune system in a convenient time-scale for stakeholders (years to decades).


Conference proceedings

SILVA, F. G.; SOUSA, P.H.G.O.; SIEGLE, E. Wave climate analysis and its relation with erosion processes along the beach system of Ilha Comprida (SP), Brazil. In: 17th PECS - Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, 2014, Porto de Galinhas, PE. Abstracts 17th PECS.


Short courses

Basic course of Surfer (Golden Software) applied to coastal environment studies. 2013.

Teaching assistance

BSc course – Coastal Systems and Processes. 2013. Oceanographic Institute. University of São Paulo.