Frédéric Bouchette

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Frédéric Bouchette, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Littoral Dynamics

Geosciences Montpellier

UMR 5243 - University of Montpellier / CNRS

  Following a M.Sc. in physics and mechanics, Fred Bouchette received his Ph.D. in March 2001 from the University of Montpellier, South of France. The title of the thesis is "Wave/Seabottom Interaction: The Liquefaction Process" (free translation from French; advisor: Professor M. Séguret). After his Ph.D., Fred had been employed at the University of Montpellier as an associate professor in the department of Geosciences. From 2008 to early 2011, he had moved to the Institute of mathematics and modeling of Montpellier for a three years long stay. Then, until 2012, he has been hosted as an invited professor in the METOS laboratory at the University of Oslo, Norway. He is now back to the University of Montpellier in the same department of Geosciences.

  From 2002, Fred was asked to build a scientific staff on littoral hydro-morphodynamics called GLADYS ( From that time, the group GLADYS has grown progressively. At now, Fred co-leads the group GLADYS, which rallies most of the scientists working on littoral hydro-morphodynamics along the French Mediterranean Coast, with distinct approaches ranging from applied mathematics to geosciences.

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  The scientific activity of Fred Bouchette concerns the development of concepts and methods in relation with the dynamics of shallow water environments. He studies the domain that extends from a few tens of meters of water depth at sea to the coastal watershed onshore, with a strong emphasis on the littoral area and the shoreline itself. He has worked in Spain, Taiwan, Canada, Norway, Chad, Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Tunisia, in the French Alps and in the Gulf of Lions (Mediterranean Sea). As testified by his publications, his research combines various points of view from geophysics to geology, including applied mathematics, civil engineering, quantitative geomorphology, with a strong connection to coastal archeology and the analysis of littoral hazards. Nevertheless, his heart's passion still lies with geophysics and applied mathematics.

  Presently, Fred Bouchette actively works on the conceptualization of the growth of long term shoreline instabilities such as cuspates or sand spits. On that topic, his last contribution for the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) is the following proceeding:

Bouchette, F.; Manna, M.; Montalvo, P.; Nutz., A.; Schuster, M.; Ghienne, J.-F., 2014. Growth of cuspate spits. In: Green, A. and Cooper, J.A.G. (eds.), Proceedings from the International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2014 (Durban, South Africa). Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 70, pp. 47-52.


  Fred Bouchette has published >50 papers and short papers in international journals such as Coastal Engineering, Journal of Coastal Research, Discrete and Discontinuous Dynamical Systems, Journal of Geophysical Research, Sedimentology, Continental Shelf Research, Quaternary Research, Ocean Engineering, Marine Geology, and Climate Research. Most of his works were performed with and for students. He has contributed to more than 80 proceedings in international or domestic conferences. Fred Bouchette also heads the scientific development of a HPC numerical platform for coastal engineering (


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