Objectives and Themes
The objectives of the workshop are:
- to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information related to wind, wave, and storm surge hindcasting and forecasting including fully-integrated coastal warning systems, and description of present and future states of the climate;
- to promote cross-cutting, multi-disciplinary, scientific/engineering collaboration in the field of coastal risk and resiliency, including long term planning, mitigation, impact-based forecasting and the role of natural protection; and
- to coordinate ongoing R&D initiatives and discuss priorities for future research and development.
Themes for the waves portion of the workshop will be 1) “Developing improved methods for wave prediction in complex conditions and environments”, 2) Ocean wave climate and 3) “Wave measurements, including user requirements, best practices and evaluation” Topics of interest include theoretical, observational, numerical, or operational applications focused on the physics of wave generation, extreme seas, wave generation in complex geometries, near-coast applications, and unique waves such as rogue waves, solitons, and infragravity waves.
Coastal Hazards Theme
A theme for the coastal hazards portion of the workshop will be on “Developing Tools for Quantifying Future Coastal and Offshore Risks and Resiliency”. Topics may include theoretical, observational, numerical, laboratory or operational applications dealing with predicting storms and storm effects associated with waves, currents, surges and other processes that affect communities in coastal areas. Coastal inundation forecasting from multiple sources is of particular interest.
Storm Surge Themes
Themes of the storm surge symposium will be: Advances in storm surge modeling and forecasting (including operational forecasting and regional applications). Topics may include storm surge climatology and statistical aspects of storm surges, the use of observations (including satellite data) in storm surge forecasting and warning, coupled model systems (including enhanced coupling between atmosphere, waves, storm surge, ice, as well as links to ocean models), and storm surge impacts.