Marine Technologies, Operational and Coastal Oceanography


This research line is centered on a common core: the study of the physical mechanisms that can explain the dynamics of the coastal ocean system and its interactions with the nearshore and the open ocean, in a global change context. In other words, using a physical, biological and mathematical background, we study the underlying processes and the multidisciplinary effects of a well-defined complex and vulnerable system, the coastal ocean. The variability of scales involved, from meters to thousands of kilometers and from seconds to years, and their nonlinear interactions, makes the understanding of theses mechanisms a real internationally established challenge.

We address this challenge combining theoretical, observational (in situ and remote) and numerical modeling approaches in particular (but not only) in the Mediterranean Sea, an ideal laboratory small scale ocean to understand physical processes and its interactions with ecosystem dynamics.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • PE - DOMAIN PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
  • PE10 Earth System Science
Industrial Leadership:
  • 6. Space
  • 6.3. Enabling exploitation of space data
Societal Challenges:
  • 5. Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials
  • 5.2. Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems
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