On 16 August 1852 a “Melancholy Accident” occurred at the Glasson Rocks on Inis Mór resulting in the loss of fifteen lives. A group were fishing on the cliffs when “ a sudden swell of the Atlantic swept them off, when they perished before the slightest assistance could be rendered” (The Galway Vindicator, 18 August 1852).

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. 


Academia Europaea was founded in 1988 as an international, nongovernmental association of individual scientists and scholars from all disciplines, who are experts and leaders in their own subject areas as recognised by their peers. Today Professor Dias has delivered a lecture on waves...

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The lecture entitled “The fascination of ocean waves” was delivered at 2.00 p.m. in the Congress Centre of WUST (building D-20). 

INQUA, the International Union for Quaternary Research will be holding its 20th congress in Dublin between 25th and 31st July 2019. Mary Robinson will officially open the INQUA 2019 Congress on Thursday 25th July. The scope of the INQUA2019 Congress will range across all areas of Quaternary research.

Pr. Ronadh Cox, Williams College (Massachusetts, USA), University College Dublin’s Earth Institute, will present: "Storm-wave movement of megagravel, and formation of imbricated boulder ridges: evidence from Froude-scaled wave-tank experiments" (Authors: Rónadh Cox, Louise O’Boyle, Frederic Dias, Jacob Cytrynbaum). Ronadh Cox will lead a field trip to coastal boulder deposits on Inishmore, July 31st.

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Programme of the INQUA 2019 Congress


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