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Coastal and Continental Morphodynamics laboratory

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The "Coastal and Continental Morphodynamics" laboratory (M2C) is a Joint Research Unit (UMR 6143) created in 1996, under the supervision of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the university of Caen Normandie (UNICAEN) and the university of Rouen Normandy (URN). The staff of the laboratory includes 86 persons: 37 researchers, 21 engineers and technicians, 28 PhD students. The research of the M2C laboratory focuses on the characterization and modeling of natural processes dynamics in different compartments along the LAND-SEA continuum, at different scales of time and space. The research is organized into 5 themes:
  • Watershed
  • Estuary
  • Coastal


This research is carried out with an interdisciplinary approach integrating researchers specialized in mechanics, geosciences, oceanography, hydrology, microbiology and ecology of organisms. Our research combines in-situ measurements with numerous dedicated equipment, experimental approaches and numerical moodeling.

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Last publications

[hal-03333718] Impacts of climate change on the Bay of Seine ecosystem: Forcing a spatio‐temporal trophic model with predictions from an ecological niche model


[hal-03186763] Evolution of a Holocene banner bank controlled by morphodynamics and structural setting of a macrotidal coast: Saint-Brieuc Bay (NW-Europe)


[hal-03318977] Olive groves around the lake. A ten-thousand-year history of a Cretan landscape (Greece) reveals the dominant role of humans in making this Mediterranean ecosystem


[hal-03322971] Late Miocene - Quaternary forearc uplift in southern Peru: new insights from 10Be dates and rocky coastal sequences


[hal-03283659] Evolution and internal architecture of an active mixed sand-gravel barrier spit (Somme Bay, Northern France)


[hal-03283734] Internal architecture of coarse-grained barriers in hypertidal environments (France and Argentina): A GPR study


[ineris-03273723] Bioanalytical Characterization and Source Identification of a High Glucocorticoid Contamination in a River Under Urban and Industrial Pressures


[hal-03251637] Site Characteristics More Than Vegetation Type Influence Food Web Structure of Intertidal Salt Marshes


[hal-03184626] LANS-α turbulence modeling for coastal sea: An application to Alderney Race


[hal-03224344] Efficacité du rechargement de la plage de Pilote Bar (Saint-Louis) après une décennie d'érosion




International collaboration (co-authors)



M2C lab. in Caen

Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière
Université de Caen Normandie (Campus 1)
24 rue des Tilleuls
14000 Caen Cedex

M2C lab. in Rouen

Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière
Université de Rouen Normandie (bâtiment Blondel Nord)
Place Emile Blondel
76821 Mont-Saint-Aignan Cedex