Consultancy in Coastal Engineering
Hydrodynamic and Sediment
My professional experience is focused on coastal engineering with an emphasis on Hydrodynamic and Sediment dynamic processes in coastal (beaches, bays, estuaries, tidal inlets, harbours…) and offshore (continental shelf and slope) areas.
With 15 years of experience, I have a strong background in the different components of coastal engineering: physical processes analysis, numerical modelling and in-situ measurements. After 5 years in applied research at Ifremer institute (France), I started to be involved in consultancy within Creocean company where I became project manager and technical advisor coordinating a team (up to 6 coastal engineers).
Throughout my experience, I have leaded and participated to oceanographic studies in various areas: Atlantic Ocean (France, Morocco, West Indies, Guiana, Brazil, Gabon, Cuba, Argentina); English Channel; Mediterranean Sea (Corsica, Italy, Morocco, Libya); Red Sea (Jordan); Persian Gulf (Qatar); Pacific Ocean (French Polynesia, New Caledonia); Indian Ocean (Oman, Reunion Island, Myanmar). That improved my physical oceanography background and is essential to be able to define a relevant methodology when starting a project on a specific coastal area.
Leading various coastal and also offshore engineering projects (see following chapters for details) I am used to provide relevant hydrodynamic and sediment dynamic expertise for engineering design purposes. One of my main task is also to assess coastal morphological evolutions and potential impacts of anthropogenic actions (engineering works, dredging and associated disposals, beach nourishment…). My expertise is involved in projects related to coastal erosion and morphological evolutions, coastal protection, flood risks, renewable marine energy, oil and gas...
I am now an independent consultant in coastal engineering and place my expertise at the disposal of major companies, contracting authorities and also offer an expert support to engineering companies.