Background and activities
I graduated from the Univ. of Granada (Spain) with a BSc in Environmental Sciences and continued my studies with a pre-MSc in Geological Engineering and a joint MSc in Geological Hazards at the Univ. of Barcelona and Autonomous Univ. of Barcelona (Spain). My master’s thesis was carried out in the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland) and focused on the study of geomorphic indicators controlling channel widening during flash floods affecting the uppermost areas of selected European rivers. After graduating I held the position of Managing Editor at the Earth Sciences international journal Geologica Acta.
I am currently a PhD candidate at NTNU, working on the Optimization of Hydraulic Models for the Visualization of Flash Floods in Steep Rivers (Hydraulic Engineering & Hydroinformatics) within the World of Wild Waters (WoWW) project (under the umbrella of NTNU's Digital Transformation initiative). On the side of research, I actively participate in IAHR Scandinavia Young Professionals Network (founding member and acting president) and in GeoNorth/GeoNor (Nordic and Norwegian Group Members of IAG, respectively, as a Young Geomorphologist).
S.A. Erko (2020). Hydraulic model suitability for hydrodynamic analysis based on LiDAR data of steep rivers. 142pp. MSc thesis (with K. Alfredsen)
Project/Master thesis proposals (2021/2022)*
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Scientific, academic and artistic work
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- (2021) The Story of a Steep River: Causes and Effects of the Flash Flood on 24 July 2017 in Western Norway. Water. vol. 13 (12).
Part of book/report
- (2020) Optimization and visualization of numerical models of flash floods in steep Norwegian rivers. Proceedings of the 1st IAHR Young Professionals congress (online, 17-18 November 2020).
- (2020) Current trends in the optimization of hydraulic flood simulations in ungauged steep rivers. River Flow 2020 Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics (Delft, Netherlands, 7-10 July 2020).
- (2019) Visualizing hydrodynamic fluid simulations within an immersive experience as a scientific dissemination strategy. MekIT’19 - 10th National Conference on Computational Mechanics (Trondheim, Norway, 3-4 June 2019).
- (2019) River idealization for identification of critical locations in steep rivers using 2D hydrodynamic modelling and GIS. 22nd Northern Research Basins Symposia/Workshop – Partners in Learning (Yellowknife, Canada, 18-24 August 2019).
- (2018) Las cuencas de Portainé y Romadriu: susceptibilidad al cambio y factores de control antrópicos y naturales. Geomorfología del Antropoceno. Efectos del cambio global sobre los procesos geomorfológicos.
- (2018) Factors controlling streambank erosion and channel widening: implications for flood hazard. Geomorfología del Antropoceno. Efectos del cambio global sobre los procesos geomorfológicos.
- (2020) Serious gaming in the World of Wild Waters project and 3D visualization of floods. UN World Water Day 2020 . UNESCO; Oslo. 2020-11-24 - 2020-11-24.