The study of sediment flows on the scale of continental shelves

This theme focuses on regional solid matter flows, in relation to key physical processes (tides, waves, solitons), their seasonal and interannual dynamics, extreme events and anthropogenic impact.


In particular, the influence of trawling, a major anthropogenic pressure at this scale, is examined. It is compared with the impact of natural forcing via the relative contribution of trawling to sediment fluxes and its consequences on changes in the nature of the bottom (habitat) on the scale of the Bay of Biscay and Gulf of Lion shelves.

Projets associés


CROCO - Development and applications of the MUSTANG sediment MODEL