HIGHWAVE researchers are currently based in two different EU institutions, ENS Paris-Saclay in France and University College Dublin in Ireland. The experiments are being conducted in the vicinity of the Aran Islands, on the west coast of Ireland. One of the main focus points of our research project is the establishment of a wireless telecommunication network that allows the transmission of scientific data, including wave measurements in real-time.
HIGHWAVE is structured in four different work packages

Wave breaking is not just a fascinating scientific topic, it is also an interdisciplinary topic of considerable relevance in transfers between the atmosphere and oceans of substantial economic importance. Why do waves break? How do they dissipate energy and why is this important? A central element of the work builds on recent international developments in the field of wave breaking and wave run-up.



UUCD logoniversity College Dublin is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities. Research at UCD addresses the challenges and opportunities that are shaping the future of Ireland and the wider world. 


ERClogoThe ERC's mission is to encourage quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence. 




Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).


ENS Paris-Saclay

ENS Paris Saclay

The École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay, formerly ENS Cachan, is a higher education institution located in Paris-Saclay (France).