Introduction to ocean physical dynamics and coupling with marine biology

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

ECTS
6

FUTURE SEAS

Global change and functional biodiversity
Sorbonne Université

Synopsis

Introducing hydrodynamics, wave propagation, hydrological dynamics of water mass, and coupling with the biological dynamics at all scales.

Content

Introduction to hydrodynamics
Introduction to wave propagations
Marine Biological processes at different scales
Introduction to mathematical modelling

Pre-requisites

None (Introduction course)

Aims

Introducing Ocean Physics and how to use it to quantify marine ecological dynamics studying processes at different scales of variations

Objectives

Understand basics concepts of physics (tide, currents, waves ...).
Understand how this can influence biological processes at relevant scales.
Being able to construct basic mathematical models to represent coupling.
Understand the link between simulations and models

Key skills acquired

Quantitative Physical Oceanography
Basics in deterministic modelling (Marine ecosystem models)

Bibliography

Mann, K.H., Lazier, J.R.N. 2013. Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems, Backwell eds.
Knauss, J.A. 2005. Introduction to Physical Oceanography. Waveland eds.

Assessment

Written exam : 40%
Personal Project : 60 %

Contact hours

lectures
30

practicals
30

seminars
0

computerclass
30

fieldwork
0

other
0