Observation and numerical simulation of nearshore hydrodynamics: implication for shoreline erosion and water quality (2016-2017)
- Setup hydrodynamic and meteorological observatories in Ivory Coast and Tunisia to provide time-series data on the local meteorological conditions, tide and wave characteristics
- Acquire bathymetric surveys to complement and improve the quality of existing bathymetric charts that will be used to construct the computation grid for the numerical simulation phase
- Numerical simulation of the hydrodynamic processes involved in coastline erosion using the numerical modeling system DELFT-3D
Study location / Sample sites
Study sites include the Boughrara lagoon and adjacent Mediterranean Sea (Tunisian south-east coast), Port Bouët-Ebrié lagoon and adjacent ocean (Ivory Coast, Abidjan) and the São Sebastião Channel and adjacent ocean (Brazil).