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Mathieu Dever

Mathieu Dever

Postdoctoral Investigator

Physical Oceanography

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3984

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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MS# 29

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


PhD in Physical Oceanography at Dalhousie University (Halifax, CANADA; 2011-2017)

MSc in Physical Oceanography at University of Southampton / NOCS (Southampton, UK; 2009-2010)

BSc in Physics and Chemistry at University of Ottawa (Ottawa, CANADA; 2006-2009)

Research Interests

  • My research interests focus on ocean circulation at meso- and submesoscales. Specifically, ocean dynamics over continental shelves relating to buoyancy-driven currents, their interaction with surfaces winds (e.g., upwelling), and the effects of bottom topography. More recently, my interests led me to investigate the role of submesoscale dynamics (i.e., at large Rossby number) in the export or organic particulate matter below the mixed layer.
  • My research methods are primarily observation-driven using a large variety of oceanographic instruments (e.g., moorings, floats, underwater gliders, satellites, etc.). However, my work also relies on conceptual models based on theoretical frameworks, as well as numerical model used in process studies.
  • Although my interests are centered on physical oceanography, I regularly engage in cross-disciplinary studies linking ocean physics to other oceanographic disciplines.