Marine Technologies, Operational Oceanography and Sustainability

Our 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.

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 -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.