Research Axis 3 - Observation and dynamics of coastal systems

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To maintain or even develop services delivered by nature to the human society is at the heart of sustainable management of coastal systems. The survival of these services depends on the ability of coastal populations and various users to adjust and coordinate their demand based on the renewal potential of resources. In this context Research Axis 3 aims at developing a real systemic approach of complex systems in response to perturbations at the species, ecosystem and human activity level. This approach, applied to coastal environment, with access to observation and experimentation, and as a key point of sustainable development, represents a major methodological step in dealing with environmental issues.

Institutions involved : Ifremer, European Institute of Marine Science (IUEM), Biological Station of Roscoff (SBR), and the French Hydrographic and Oceanographic Naval Service (SHOM).
Coordinators : Denis Bailly (IUEM) and CĂ©dric Bacher (Ifremer)

Description

Axe 3 : description

Photo : SĂ©verine THOMAS

To maintain or even develop services delivered by nature to the human society is at the heart of sustainable management of coastal systems. The survival of these services depends on the ability of coastal populations and various users to adjust and coordinate their demand based on the renewal potential of resources. In this context Research Axis 3 aims at developing a real systemic approach of complex systems in response to perturbations at the species, ecosystem and human activity level. This approach, applied to coastal environment, with access to observation and experimentation, and as a key point of sustainable development, represents a major methodological step in dealing with environmental issues.

Laboratories

Laboratories involved in Europole Mer Axis 3

Projects

The general objective of Research Priority 3 has two sides :

  • To improve our knowledge in marine sciences to be able to assess and predict the evolution of coastal systems;
  • To integrate environmental and social sciences to develop tools that help decision making in a systematic way.

In order to reach these general objectives, specific objectives have been set, an incoming mobility scheme and several workshops and training seminars have been organised. 

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