Marine and Environment

Ocean Current Analysis

Led by Laurent Cherubin, Ph.D.

Laurent Cherubin

Laurent Cherubin obtained a bachelors with a major in mechanics and a minor in mathematics at the University of Bordeaux (France). Then a MS in coastal oceanography and Ph.D. fellowship from the French Navy and I graduated from the University of the Mediterranean in Marseille (France) in 2000. I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lisbon (Portugal), at the Institute of Oceanography for two years, before I joined the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at University of Miami, where I spent most of my early career. Since August 2013, I'm a research Associate Professor at FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and my expertise is in physical oceanography, numerical modeling, biophysical modeling, marine connectivity, fish acoustics and autonomous underwater vehicle.

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PROJECT

This REU project focuses on measurement and computational analysis of ocean currents, which are integral to the study of marine ecosystems.
The training will consist of conducting experiments to collect ocean current data, and then analyzing the data using both existing and new software tools. The REU participant will be introduced to multidisciplinary research and its benefits for a broader, computationally-driven understanding of marine ecosystems and oceanic processes. The participant will work closely with biologists and/or biogeochemists to learn about the role of ocean currents in marine ecosystems, by establishing the timing between current variability and biological events, such as spawning or harmful algal blooms. This project will significantly increase the participant’s understanding of the concepts and technologies associated with ocean current measurement and analysis.