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EPSRC Reference: GR/R04966/01
Title: A Network To Promote Deterministic Sea Wave Prediction System For Civil and Military Applications
Principal Investigator: Belmont, Professor MR
Other Investigators:
Challenor, Professor P Fennick, Dr F Horwood, Dr JMK
Weiss, Professor G Pugh, Dr A Challenor, Dr C
Salter, Professor S Pennock, Dr S Shepherd, Dr P
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Avimo Ltd DERA Marathon Oil U K Ltd
Martech Services Ltd Ministry of Defence (MOD) T S S (U K) Ltd
Valeport Ltd
Department: Engineering Computer Science and Maths
Organisation: University of Exeter
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 December 2000 Ends: 29 February 2004 Value (£): 62,359
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine Manufacturing
Energy Information Technologies
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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This is a proposal by a multi-disciplinary consortium to set up a Network to promote research into and the practical realisation of Deterministic Sea Wave Prediction (DSWP). DSWP is a technique where the future detailed shape of the sea surface is predicted typically up to 30 seconds ahead at a site of interest. The ability to predict the sea surface shape and its consequences for predicting vessel motion has both commercial and research consequences. DSWP will considerably extend the envelope of operations in the Offshore Oil and Gas industry, in a variety of Naval roles, wave energy absorbers and potentially in Fast Ferry services. DSWP and the associated instrumentation also provides research tools for developing many marine engineering areas such as: heavy construction, salvage etc. as well as for basic sea-wave investigations.DSWP is highly multi-disciplinary involving: wave theory, large scale simulation, adaptive digital signal processing, intelligent remote sensing instrumentation, ship modelling and a wide range of other marine engineering topics. The fundamental research work has been pioneered by the Exeter Marine Dynamics Group who have established the prediction requirements and made substantial progress with the instrumentation issues.
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