Seminar by Florent Grasso, researcher at Dyneco/Dhysed


The next DYNECO seminar will be presented by Florent Grasso, researcher at DYNECO/DHYSED on: How can we "simply" predict turbidity in estuaries?


Thursday 25 April 2024 at 11am in the DYNECO meeting room (Ifremer Plouzané, Building 216)
The seminar will be held in french.


Turbidity, associated with suspended particles, is a key parameter in the functioning of estuaries, impacting the physical, biological, biogeochemical and ecological compartments of the ecosystem. However, this parameter is difficult to estimate in these complex environments, particularly in a context of anthropogenic and climatic disturbances.
Based on a comparison of different European estuaries, using a combination of in situ observation and numerical modelling, the aim of the CAPTURE project is to propose a global conceptualisation of turbidity in tidal estuaries. The project aims to determine the potential responses and trajectories of estuarine systems in the face of global change, and also to improve the estimation of estuarine turbidity in support of ecological studies and the management of these ecosystems. The production of a systematic characterisation tool also aims to identify estuary typologies in terms of potential turbidity that can be applied to lesser-known estuaries.
The CAPTURE project (vers une CAractérisation et Paramétrisation globale de la TURbidité dans les Estuaires sous pressions anthropiques et climatiques, 2021-2024) is funded by the Office Français de la Biodiversité (OFB) as part of the Mission Inter-Estuaires (MIE). Coordinated by Ifremer (DYNECO/DHYSED), CAPTURE brings together around thirty collaborators (20 partners from 5 countries).