Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Life and Ecosystems

Ocean dynamics and marine ecosystems

Understanding the physical processes behind spatio-temporal structure of marine ecosystems

The comprehensive study of marine ecosystems shows that most of the variations in marine productivity are linked to ocean dynamics. We aim to understand how physical processes define and modulate the spatial and temporal structure of marine ecosystems over all scales by means of models, and using both in-situ and satellite observations. The conservation and sustainable use of marine ecosystems will not be possible without this knowledge.