Wind and Waves
Ocean surface waves are an important phenomenon in many aspects of oceanography, while also crossing many disciplines, from meteorology to sediment transport, renewable energy, coastal morphology and coastal engineering. Waves have direct impact on safe navigation and coastal erosion, while also mediating ocean-atmosphere interactions with transfers of momentum, heat, water, carbon dioxide and other quantities. While often regarded as a topic separate from oceanography, ocean waves are included in global meteorological centre forecasts, and studies of other processes may neglect them at their peril, as they are often implicitly accounted for, while their variability may not be properly understood. The study of waves takes in many widely-varied skills, from in situ observations to satellite remote sensing, from statistics of extremes to long-term climatic trends, and from modelling of ocean waves on global scales down to details of wave-current interactions or the bottom boundary layer in shallow water.
Aims of the SIG:
1) To promote research in ocean surface waves and collaborations with other disciplines
2) Develop connections in the UK waves research community, and introduce scientists and engineers to each other for networking
3) To encourage early-career researchers in this field by providing a platform for presentations and interactions.
4) Discuss the future priorities for waves research in UK
How can you get involved in the SIG?
Please contact Lucy Bricheno: email@example.com to find out more about the special interest group, and join our future meetings.
Next meeting: Monday 5th September 2022, Natural History Museum, London
You can read more about the special interest group, and sign-up to our mailing list by visiting our website here:
• 5th September 2022, Natural History Museum, London
• 7th September 2020 held online over Zoom
• 14th September 2018, University of Newcastle: (combined with Ocean Modelling SIG)
• 19th – 20th October 2016, HR Wallingford, Oxfordshire
• 22nd March 2012, Foresight Centre, Liverpool
Challenger Medal Awarded 2020 and 2022
The Challenger Society is delighted to announce the delayed award of the 2020 Challenger Medal to Prof. Alberto Naveira Garabato, and of the 2022 Challenger Medal to Prof. Carol Robinson. We are absolutely delighted to honour these two fantastic scientists in this way, and look forward to hearing their Award Lectures at the forthcoming Challenger 150 meeting at the Natural History Museum. For more information about the Challenger Conference 2022 please click here.
International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit #DITTO22
You are warmly invited to join on-line the International Digital Twins of the Ocean Summit #DITTO22, which takes place on Wednesday and Thursday the 4th and 5th of May.
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