ESPA Deltas: Ecosystem services for poverty alleviation
This project will involve producing hydrodynamic modelling (using FVCOM) for Bangladesh, concentrating on the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta. The physical modelling will be combined with fisheries, river and land-use models.
Rises AM: Responses to coastal climate change: Innovative Strategies for high End Scenarios – Adaptation and Mitigation
Forecasting the future wave climate around Europe in collaboration with UPC and HZG. The FP7 EC commissioned Rises AM project was designed to assess coastal vulnerability to waves around North West Europe. For Rises I have generated a 223 year data set describing the global wave climate, and an equivalent downscaled European data set at very high resolution for future climate scenarios representing a range of high-end sea level rise projections. These outputs will inform coastal flood risk projections (following on from UKCP09), and help us understand the impacts of dynamical downscaling.
United Kingdom Environmental Prediction
Developing a high resolution (1km scale) coupled atmosphere-ocean-wave model for improved weather and coastal prediction around the UK. In collaboration with CEH and the UK Met Office. I am Work package lead for coupled wave-ocean-atmosphere component.
Aim to transfer the coupled POLCOMS WAM developments into the NEMO-WaveWatch III code that has been used operationally at the Met Office. UKEP is a prototype model that brings together existing atmosphere, marine (coastal ocean, wave, and biogeochemisty), hydrological and land surface modelling components to demonstrate the advantages of such coupled, interdisciplinary research.
National Centre for Ocean Forecasting (NCOF) Waves working group
A special interest group combining expertise on surface waves from around the UK
Field_AC: Fluxes, Interactions and Environment at the Land-ocean boundary. Downscaling, Assimilation and Coupling
Coastal scale modelling, downscaling, air-sea interaction and model coupling. This project is concentrating on 4 field sites; Liverpool Bay; The Catalan Coast; The German Bight and Venice Lagoon.
Coupled modelling is important way to improve physics at interfaces between the ocean/atmosphere/land. As part of the European FP7 Field_AC project (2010-2012), I developed a coupled modelling system, resulting in a pre-operational modelling tool for shelf seas. Combining atmospheric, hydrodynamic, wave, hydrological, ecosystem, and sediment transport models.
Natural Sea Bed Disturbance
I developed the state-of-the-art POLCOMS-WAM model to inform CEFAS regarding seabed disturbance around the English Channel / Southern North Sea. This project produced a climatological wave and current data for the entire UK continental shelf from 1999–2008. The ten year hindcast reflects wave and surge climate, together with sea bed conditions, wave and current generated bottom disturbances. This 13km resolution data has recently been published through BODC, and is available for download here: