Publisher: Direction – Updated on 08/03/2023

Scientific objectives

The scientific questions of the team are :

  • How do climatic modes cascade on the coasts from event to interannual scales ?
  • Mechanisms of coastal resilience to climatic and anthropogenic pressures?
  • Where does the sediment go? Means of observation-modelling sediment transport andcoastal hydro-morphodynamics
  • What are the very fine-scale mechanisms of the littoral zone and its exchanges with thecontinental shelf?


Current thesis

Coastal bathymetry and sea state prediction using deep learning: satellite observation and short-term prediction

Name: Mahmoud AL NAJAR Start date: 2020/11/09 Thesis supervisor: Rafaël ALMAR Co-supervision 1: Dennis WILSON Co-supervision 2: Jean-Marc DELVIT Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Earth Observation, Bathymetry, Sea […]

Current thesis

Study of sea-level variations near West African coasts and design of an early warning system for storm tides for sustainable improvement rice production in Guinea Bissau.

Name: Arame DIEYE Start date: 2020/10/01 Thesis supervisor: Patrick MARCHESIELLO Co-supervision 1: Bamol Ali SOW Co-supervision 2: Luc DESCROIX Keywords: Sea level, Sea surges, Early warning system, Agriculture, Guinea Bissau

Current thesis

Monitoring of Saint Louis coast (Senegal) using multi-sensor remote sensing techniques

Name: Adélaïde TAVENEAU Start date: 2019/11/18 Thesis supervisor:  Rafaël ALMAR Keywords: Coastal, Remote sensing, Multi sensor


Permanent staff

Firstname LASTNAMEGrade – Employer
Rafael ALMARTeam Leader
Research Scientist – IRD
Rachid BENSHILAResearch Engineer – CNRS
Patrick MARCHESIELLODirector of Research – IRD

All team members