To understand mechanisms and establish models of coastal ocean trapping, bypassing, and cycling of solutes and sediments from wet tropical river catchments of high relief (PNG and West Papua) on contrasting coastal shelves. We determine the processes that control the dispersal of wet tropical riverine dissolved and particulate material into the coastal ocean, and how these processes affect estuarine, deltaic, coastal, shelf and slope productivity, marine resources, and sustainable development options.

Study area, Research objectives, Methods and approaches, Benefits and practical applications, Facilities

Map of the study area
IndoTROPICS scientific staff in Jakarta

Research cruises schedules

Recent TROPICS papers
Abstracts AGU Feb 1998
Abstracts AGU Jan 2000
Journal papers

Project TROPICS schedule

TROPICS references

Margins 2002-2012