Theme: Fluxes of matter in the Man-Earth-Coastal Sea continuum


Our objectives :

♦ To understand and formalize the transfer mechanisms and the physical and biogeochemical processes of matter transformation (dissolved and particulate, organic and inorganic) along the watershed/coastal sea continuum and at the water column/sediment interface. 


♦ Assess the response of the coastal and estuarine environment to natural and anthropogenic pressures in a context of climate change and the accentuation/redetermination of extremes in the 2030-2050 time frame. 


♦ Contribute to sustainable management and restoration strategies and participate in the co-construction of programs of measures.


DYNECO analyzes the variability of fluxes of matters on different scales, both spatial and temporal: longitudinally, from estuaries to bays and coastal seas, to plateaus; transversally, from subtidal to high schorre wetlands; vertically, through stratification and exchanges at the water/sediment interface. Temporally, the analysis of fluxes concerns both the scale of transport processes and transformation of matter and the scale of natural or anthropogenic forcings: from the event, recurrent or extreme, to decadal scales integrating global change.