2018 : Training course in Benin, April.

Modélisation en océanographie côtière

Through the Laboratoire d’Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS) and the Laboratoire d’Aérologie (LA) in Toulouse (France), the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) organized from 2 to 6 April 2018 in Cotonou (Benin) a regional training on “modelling in coastal oceanography” hosted by the International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications at the University of Abomey-Calavi (CIPMA/UAC). The objective of this training was to acquire the necessary bases for the implementation of high-resolution hydrodynamic numerical simulations in coastal ocean regions as well as in lagoon systems or estuarine areas.

About twenty students, from the Master “Oceanography and Applications” co-diplomed by the UAC and the Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, and researchers from West Africa (Benin, Togo) and Central Africa (Cameroon, Gabon, Congo) participated in this training. In addition to acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge on coastal modelling concepts, this training also aimed to bring together researchers and students from the Gulf of Guinea countries around this theme.