Environmental monitoring of port waters

This activity is part of the course program: "Universities Looking at the Sea: Navigating Ocean Sustainability on the Training Ship Saltillo".

The care of water quality is one of the environmental aspects that demand rigorous control in a port due to the multiple and varied pressures it faces.

In the case of the Port of Bilbao, located in the estuary of Nervión Ibaizabal, the waters have historically faced significant pressures due to industrial activities in Bilbao and its surroundings.

Although port activities have moved away from the urban core of Bilbao over the past two decades, these waters still require thorough quality control. Consequently, the Port Authority of Bilbao has undertaken various studies on water quality and its ecological state to assess possible impacts resulting from its activities.