Dr Claudia Gabriela Mayorga Adame

Marine Systems Modelling
+44 (0)151 795 4851

Reserach interests

  • Coastal ocean modelling: model performance and comparison to observations, using high resolution ocean circulation models to study coastal ocean processes.
  • Modelling bio-physical interactions in the coastal ocean: larval connectivity and dispersal and other particle tracking applications, biogeochemical modelling.

Current projects

  • INSITE-ANChor– INfluence of man-made Structures In the Ecosystem -Appraisal of Network Connectivity between North Sea subsea oil and gas platforms.

I am studying the spatial and temporal scales of connectivity in the North Sea using particle tracking experiments. I am specially focused on evaluating the larval connectivity of sesile marine organisms that have colonized the subsea oil and gas platforms in the North Sea. I am using LTRANS and the NEMO-AMM60 high resolution (~1.8 km) 3D velocity fields to simulate the dispersal of virtual larvae of different species.

  • CMEMS -Copernicus Marine Environment Monitor Service.

Evaluating the performance of the new generation high resolution NEMO Atlantic Margin Models with ecosystem implementation (AMM15-ERSEM).




Mayorga-Adame, C. G., P. Ted Strub, Harold P. Batchelder, and Yvette H. Spitz. 2016. “Characterizing the Circulation off the Kenyan-Tanzanian Coast Using an Ocean Model.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 121 (2): 1377–99. doi:10.1002/2015JC010860.
Zavala-Garay, J., J. Theiss, M. Moulton, C. Walsh, R. van Woesik, C. G. Mayorga-Adame, M. García-Reyes, D. S. Mukaka, K. Whilden, and Y. W. Shaghude. 2015. “On the Dynamics of the Zanzibar Channel.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 120 (9): 6091-6113. doi:10.1002/2015JC010879.


Mayorga Adame, C. G.. 2010. “Development, Performance Evaluation and Application of a Physical Model of the Kenyan-Tanzanian Coastal Region.” MsC Thesis. College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Oregon State University. PDF file.
Mayorga-Adame, C. G. 2015. “Modeled Larval Connectivity Patterns in Two Coral Reef Regions : The Western Caribbean and the Kenyan-Tanzanian Shelf.” PhD thesis. College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. Oregon State University. PDF file. http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/57502



Mayorga Adame, Claudia G.; Batchelder, Harold P.; Spitz, Yvette H.. 2017 Modeling larval connectivity of coral reef organisms in the Kenya-Tanzania region. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4. 92.10.3389/fmars.2017.00092