A Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Challenger Society for Marine Science focused on observing, modelling and forecasting ocean surface waves.
Aims of the SIG:
- To promote research in ocean surface waves and of their interactions with oceanographic, atmospheric and climatic processes.
- To provide a forum for cross-disciplinary exchange of information.
- To encourage early-career researchers in this field by providing an informal platform for presentations and interactions.
Be it satellite, radar, in situ field work / ship-based observations, or numerical techniques
- instrument development and the use of observations
- new developments in numerical wave models
- use of data assimilation
- innovations in laboratory work
Risk & Resource
Predicting and projecting wave risk, and getting the best out of wave energy. This includes:
- wave energy resource and the impacts of waves on the environment
- wave overtopping, vulnerability, and coastal flood risk
- future wave climate and sea-state forecasting
- risks to infrastructure and contribution to coastal erosion
Improved understanding interactions between waves and the wider world, including:
- air-sea fluxes and hydrodynamic interactions
- seabed disturbance and sediment transport
- model coupling
- wave energy device interactions
- non-linear wave physics and wave-wave interactions