Iñigo Losada is the Director of the Environmental Hydraulics Institute IH Cantabria; Director of the Environmental and Water Sciences and Techniques Department (2000-2003), member of the Ocean & Coastal Research Group (1996-2007) and Full Professor of Hydraulics Engineering at the Universidad de Cantabria; Doctor in Civil Engineering (Universidad de Cantabria–Spain- and Delaware University –USA-).
His research focuses on oceanographic and environmental hydraulics engineering. His research projects deal with wave propagation modelling, including tsunamis, functionality and stability of maritime and coastal works, beach morphodynamics, wave-structure interaction, coastal flooding, oil spills pollution, climate change effects and integrated coastal zone management.
He has been the main researcher in projects funded by Spanish CICYT, European Union, NATO, NSF as well as by several Spanish public administrations.
He belongs to several scientific and technical societies such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR), the American Society of Engineering Education or PIANC, having obtained the international research award from its Spanish section.
He is currently a coordinating leading author of the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report, leading the chapter on coastal impacts, vulnerability, risks and adaptation in coastal areas and a contributing author to the chapter on South and Central America.