Mathematics has always played a fundamental
role in the study of ocean and river dynamics, even though
these research topics still are, perhaps, more familiar to
oceanographers, geophysicists and environmental engineers than
Phenomena such as internal and surface waves,
tides and ocean currents, turbulence, salinity and temperature
changes, and dispersion of contaminants are all best described
by mathematical models that extend over a vast range of temporal
and spatial scales and have to take into account the influence
of rotation, of stratification and of coastal and bottom effects.
This event brings together top scientists working on different frontiers of
Oceanography, aims at strengthening the interactions between mathematicians
and geophysicists, and is directed both at researchers and post-graduate students
working in related areas of mathematics, physics and engineering.