Nicolas Huybrechts is a researcher with the Cerema, studying sediment transport in estuaries, coasts and rivers. He has a particular expertise in observation in-situ and numerical modelling of several estuaries in interaction with coasts.
Nicolas Le Dantec is a researcher with the Cerema studying coastal morphodynamics and sediment transport. He studies beach and cliff environnements, as well as underwater dunes, combining field observations, laboratory experiments, and modeling. He has an interest in developing research projects and observation programs addressing stakeholders' needs.
Hassan Samoui is a senior researcher with the Cerema, studying hydrodynamics, wave, turbulence and sediment transport. He has a particular expertise in innovative numerical methods applied to environmental fluid mechanics.
Philippe Sergent is an engineer and researcher with the Cerema, studying coastal dynamics and morphodynamics with a specific interest in coastal engineering.
Marissa Yates is a researcher with the Cerema studying nearshore wave hydrodynamics and beach morphological changes. In particular, she focuses on improving understanding of nonlinear wave propagation and of equilibrium beach profile changes, using observations, laboratory experiments, and empirical and numerical models.
Cerema is a public body supporting national and local authorities in sustainable development. Cerema produces indicators of coastal erosion or accretion for the French Ministry of Sustainable Development. It is the national reference on this topic and is coordinating communication at local scales through local meetings. It has led national projects in relation with dunes and climate change. It is active in the national plan for adaptation to climate change.
This project will enable exchange between neighbouring countries of the best practices on dune management and adaptation to climate change. It will particularly enable Cerema to gain experience on innovations in coastal management. Cerema regularly organises trainings and conferences about climate change and will benefit from exchanges at European scale to develop its knowledge and communication skills.
Cerema has developed working links with the new local authority named CA2BM (communauté d’agglomération des deux baies en Montreuillois) for joint implementation of field trials with a new technology of fishing nets for sand trapping and with mussel farming posts installed on the shore to reduce erosion and to increase nourishment.
Cerema will also be involved in action of mapping to visualise benefits of different dune management approaches and action of communication to local stakeholders.