ESA Advanced Ocean Synergy Training Course 2019 took place in the beautiful city of Chania, Greece from 4 to 8 November 2019.

The days were packed with theory lectures, interactive lectures and group work. Every day was dedicated to a particular subject ranging from Wind Waves and Wave/Current Interaction to Polar Oceans. There were 42 participants of 18 different nationalities and backgrounds. This made the above-mentioned group work interesting and challenging, as mathematicians had to work together with marine biologists and photogrammetry engineers, to name a few.

The lectures were presented by outstanding lecturers and leading researchers. It was amazing to see how different instruments can be used in synergy to tackle a wide range of problems. Not only scientific, but also societal problems such as climate change.

Tatjana Kokina attended the course, as a part of the HIGHWAVE project. It was a great opportunity to see the wealth of Earth Observation data and the tools available. The training provided insights into using remote sensing in synergy with in situ measurements. This sparked some ideas for HIGHWAVE and how remote sensing can be incorporated into the project.

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Halla Naomh Eoin Public Meeting (Inis Meain)
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On 2 October 2019, Professor Frédéric Dias gave an official presentation of the ERC project HIGHWAVE. There was a variety of guests including the UCD VP for Research, Orla Feely, the head of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, Brendan Murphy, and representatives of the following institutions: Met Eireann, Commissioners of Irish Lights, Royal Irish Academy, Irish Air Corps, Marine Institute, ICHEC, The Office of Public Works. Several members of UCD College of Engineering and Architecture, as well as the Wave Group led by Professor Dias, also attended.

presentation 021019Professor Dias explaining the occurrence of wave breaking.

Professor Frédéric Dias spent a couple days on Inis Mór on 17/18 September to give the first official presentation of the HIGHWAVE project. The presentation took place at Halla Rónáin, Inis Mór. The project was very well received. The audience showed strong interest and offered support. The project will bring a lot of benefits to the islanders. Together with Arnaud Disant, the CTO of the project, Professor Dias continued the recon work for the future deployment of environmental sensors. Arnaud and Frédéric had a meeting with the harbourmaster. Later in the fall, Frédéric will also present the project on Inis Meáin and Inis Oirr.

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Teledyne Maritime Technology Workshop
WHEN:10-06-2019 - 10-09-2019
WHERE:San Diego, CA, USA
Teledyne 2019
Pr Frederic Dias will present a statistical analysis of nearshore waves observed during two major North–East Atlantic storms in 2015 and 2017.

Prof. Rónadh Cox, of Williams College and University College Dublin’s Earth Institute, led a field trip to coastal boulder deposits on Inishmore on August 1st 2019. Prof. Frederic Dias’ wave group joined the diverse group of geologists, geomorphologists, geographers, engineers, mathematicians and park rangers on this trip.