Multidisciplinary approaches for the study of sediment discharges to the Mediterranean Sea to mitigate the impact of climate and anthropogenic activities on coastal environments

Oula Amrouni, Gil Mahe, Sâadi Abdeljaouad, Akim Abichou, Abdallah Hattour, Nejmeddine Akrout, Banconmontigny Chrystelle, Thouraya Benmoussa, Kerim Ben Mustapha, Lassaad Chouba, Domenico Chiarella, Michel Condomines, Laurent Dezileau, Claudine Dieulin, Nadia Gaaloul, Ahmed Ghadoum, Abderraouf Hzami, Nabil Khélifi, Samia Khsiba, Fatma KottiMounir Medhioub, Hechmi Missaoui, François Sabatier, Alberto Sanchez, Alessio Satta, Sebei Abdelaziz, Wième Ouertani

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The present work is based on the RYSCMED project supported by PHC-UTIQUE 2016–2018 (16G 1005–34854QC). The RYSCMED is an interdisciplinary project which gathers different disciplines (e.g. sedimentology, hydrology, geochemistry, ecology, paleontology, biochemistry, archeology) to quantify the sediment flow of the land-sea system. This research aims at identifying coastal sediment dynamics (via the sand supply sources; i.e. Medjerda River) and hydrodynamic parameters to understand the local environmental problems in an urbanized coastal framework. The outcome is expected to produce original and new findings about the link between dams, river hydrology and sediment origin to the sea with the impact of climate and anthropogenic activities on the coastal geomorphology and ecosystem sensitivity. The main scientific outcome will be addressed to the socio-economic actors to implement necessary solutions for remediating the Mediterranean coastal vulnerability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPaleobiodiversity and Tectono-Sedimentary Records in the Mediterranean Tethys and Related Eastern Areas
EditorsM. Boughdiri, B. Bádenas, P. Selden, E. Jaillard, P. Bengtson, B.R.C. Granier
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-01452-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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