objective is to study the physical mechanisms that might explain the
dynamics of the coastal ocean system and its interactions with the coast
and the open ocean in a context of global change to which the coastal
ocean is particularly vulnerable.
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
We address this challenge combining -using a physical
and mathematical background- 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, to test new ideas and to support
different maritime operations.