Littoral Environment: M0dels and Numerics
Littoral Environment: M0dels and Numerics

LEMON is a research team between Inria Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée, Hydrosciences Montpellier (HSM) and Institut Montpelliérain Alexander Grothendieck (IMAG). It is an interdisciplinary team working on the design and implementation of accurate and computationally inexpensive models for natural processes occurring in the littoral area. We develop theoretical and numerical tools (both deterministic and stochastic) to model physical processes that occur in the coastal region, both inland and in the sea. We see the shoreline as the natural interface between various environments: sea, sandy bottoms, urban coastal areas, river deltas, lagoons, etc. Our objective is to build and improve models to simulate those systems and to couple them (together or with external data) in order to produce a global coastal risk management system that better accounts for the return period, variety and intensity of natural phenomena.

Centre(s) inria
Inria Centre at Université Côte d'Azur
In partnership with
Université de Montpellier,CNRS


Team leader

Cathy Desseaux

Team assistant