FOO 2021

Waves and Currents
Monday, 22 November 2021
16:00-17:30 AEDT
13:00-1430 AWST

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Last-minute registrants will receive a link two hours prior to the event.


Brief Introduction on the Forum for Operational Oceanography

Short Talks from Panel

Mark Hemer (Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO & Chair - FOO Surface Waves Working Group) - Wave and Currents session introduction and FOO Surface Waves Working Group

Paul Irving (Senior Adviser, Strategic Risk & Science Response, Australian Maritime Safety Authority) - Saving lives and keeping seas clean, by applying oceanography - we know where you drift!

Martina Gassner (Environment and Approvals Manager (Marine)) & Jonas Jacobsen (Technical Development Director, Star of the South Offshore Wind Development) - Star of the South metocean and coastal processes

Roger Proctor (Science Director, Tidetech) - How waves and currents are used by commercial shipping

Jeff Hawkins (Director, Pivot Maritime International) Use of metocean data in simulation for research and development and safety risk assessment

Chantal Donnelly (Manager Marine and Antarctic Services, Bureau of Meteorology) - Operational Oceanography at the Bureau of Meteorology - Our customers, partners, systems, products and impacts

David Griffin (Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere) - Ocean forecasting using the Bluelink Relocatable Ocean-Atmosphere Model (ROAM) 

Matt Rayson (Research Fellow, University of Western Australia) The surface currents that matter to offshore infrastructure

Q&A from audience

Session Spotlights

Rafael Santana


Data assimilation sensitivity experiments in the East Auckland Current region

Joshua Sixsmith and Natalie Lennard


Create your own bathymetry compilations with GMRT-AusSeabed

FOO 2021


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