Florin Zainescu

I am a young coastal scientist with a love for the sea and its beaches. I got my PhD from the University of Bucharest in Romania and Aix-Marseille University in France studying the river mouths of the Danube. I spend my summer months in the Danube delta doing fieldwork and enjoying nature, whereas winters are reserved to the stressful activity of publishing of scientific papers.

During my research I found out that there is a big fight between two forces of nature which goes on at river mouths, and which governs the evolution of our deltas and coasts. These are marine storms and river floods, and if we can measure them we can also attempt to predict what will happen in the future.

I am also interested in climate change and now I am working on how river deltas will respond to changes in wave climate worldwide.