- Biodiversity

São Marcos Bay, which houses the Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal in São Luís (M.A.), is an important object of our research. The enterprise is a leader in ore cargo handling in Brazil, which justifies the importance of knowing the hydrodynamic and sedimentary behavior of the region. This enables us to gather the information that will allow us to reduce potential environmental impacts from oil and ore spill accidents and possible socio-environmental damage caused by port activities.