Conference > Yves du Penhoat (IRD Bénin)
Starts: Monday, 11 April, 2016 01:30pm
Ends: Monday, 11 April, 2016 04:30pm
Title: Response of the Gulf of Guinea coastline to anthropogenic and natural forcing
Abstract: The short, medium and long-term evolution of the sandy coastline of the Gulf of Guinea, West Africa, has become a major focal point due to the rapid socio-economic development that is occurring in the region, including rapid urbanization and a sharp increase in harbour-trade development. However, little is known about the general behavior of this coastal zone and the environmental processes that govern its evolution. We will provide a general overview of coastal evolution in the Bight of Benin and of physical processes that controls coastal evolution. We used wave climate hincast to understand the temporal dynamics of the longshore currents. We found that a weak change in longshore sediment transport can be expected along the coast of the Gulf of Guinea.