15 Priorities for Wind-Waves Research: An Australian Perspective

Type Article
Date 2020-04
Language English
Author(s) Greenslade Diana1, Hemer Mark2, Babanin Alex3, Lowe RyanORCID4, Turner Ian5, Power Hannah6, Young IanORCID3, Ierodiaconou Daniel7, Hibbert Greg8, Williams Greg9, Aijaz Saima1, Albuquerque Joao10, Allen Stewart1, Banner Michael5, Branson PaulORCID11, Buchan Steve9, Burton Andrew12, Bye John3, Cartwright Nick13, Chabchoub Amin14, Colberg Frank1, Contardo Stephanie11, Dufois Francois4, Earl-Spurr Craig12, Farr David1, Goodwin Ian4, 5, 15, Gunson Jim, Hansen JeffORCID4, Hanslow David16, Harley Mitchell5, Hetzel YashaORCID4, Hoeke Ron17, Jones Nicole4, Kinsela Michael16, Liu Qingxiang3, Makarynskyy Oleg18, Marcollo Hayden19, Mazaheri Said20, McConochie Jason21, Millar Grant22, Moltmann Tim23, Moodie Neal1, Morim Joao13, Morison Russel5, Orszaghova JanaORCID4, Pattiaratchi CharithaORCID4, Pomeroy Andrew4, Proctor Roger23, Provis David24, Reef Ruth25, Rijnsdorp DirkORCID4, Rutherford Martin26, Schulz Eric1, Shayer Jake22, Splinter Kristen5, Steinberg Craig27, Strauss Darrell13, Stuart Greg28, Symonds GrahamORCID4, Tarbath Karina1, Taylor Daniel29, Taylor James1, Thotagamuwage Darshani30, Toffoli Alessandro3, Valizadeh Alireza29, Van Hazel Jonathan13, Vieira Da Silva Guilherme13, Wandres Moritz4, Whittaker Colin10, Williams David27, Winter Gundula4, Xu Jiangtao31, Zhong Aihong1, Zieger Stefan1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Bur Meteorol, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
2 : CSIRO, Hobart, Tas, Australia.
3 : Univ Melbourne, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
4 : Univ Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia.
5 : Univ New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
6 : Univ Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
7 : Deakin Univ, Warrnambool, Vic, Australia.
8 : OMC Int, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
9 : RPS MetOcean, Perth, WA, Australia.
10 : Univ Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
11 : CSIRO, Perth, WA, Australia.
12 : Bur Meteorol, Perth, WA, Australia.
13 : Griffith Univ, Gold Coast, Qld, Australia.
14 : Univ Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
15 : Macquarie Univ, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
16 : New South Wales Dept Planning Ind & Environm, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
17 : CSIRO, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
18 : Australian Inst Marine Sci, Darwin, NT, Australia.
19 : Australian Marine & Offshore Grp, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
20 : Beta Int Associates, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
21 : Shell, Perth, WA, Australia.
22 : Queensland Dept Sci Informat Technol & Innovat, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.
23 : Integrated Marine Observing Syst, Hobart, Tas, Australia.
24 : Cardno, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
25 : Monash Univ, Melbourne, Vic, Australia.
26 : Australian Hydrog Off, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
27 : Australian Inst Marine Sci, Townsville, Qld, Australia.
28 : Bur Meteorol, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.
29 : Carnegie Clean Energy, Fremantle, WA, Australia.
30 : Western Australia Dept Transport, Perth, WA, Australia.
31 : GHD, Perth, WA, Australia.
Source Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society (0003-0007) (Amer Meteorological Soc), 2020-04 , Vol. 101 , N. 4 , P. E446-E461
DOI 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0262.1
Abstract

The Australian marine research, industry, and stakeholder community has recently undertaken an extensive collaborative process to identify the highest national priorities for wind-waves research. This was undertaken under the auspices of the Forum for Operational Oceanography Surface Waves Working Group. The main steps in the process were first, soliciting possible research questions from the community via an online survey; second, reviewing the questions at a face-to-face workshop; and third, online ranking of the research questions by individuals. This process resulted in 15 identified priorities, covering research activities and the development of infrastructure. The top five priorities are 1) enhanced and updated nearshore and coastal bathymetry; 2) improved understanding of extreme sea states; 3) maintain and enhance the in situ buoy network; 4) improved data access and sharing; and 5) ensemble and probabilistic wave modeling and forecasting. In this paper, each of the 15 priorities is discussed in detail, providing insight into why each priority is important, and the current state of the art, both nationally and internationally, where relevant. While this process has been driven by Australian needs, it is likely that the results will be relevant to other marine-focused nations.

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Greenslade Diana, Hemer Mark, Babanin Alex, Lowe Ryan, Turner Ian, Power Hannah, Young Ian, Ierodiaconou Daniel, Hibbert Greg, Williams Greg, Aijaz Saima, Albuquerque Joao, Allen Stewart, Banner Michael, Branson Paul, Buchan Steve, Burton Andrew, Bye John, Cartwright Nick, Chabchoub Amin, Colberg Frank, Contardo Stephanie, Dufois Francois, Earl-Spurr Craig, Farr David, Goodwin Ian, Gunson Jim, Hansen Jeff, Hanslow David, Harley Mitchell, Hetzel Yasha, Hoeke Ron, Jones Nicole, Kinsela Michael, Liu Qingxiang, Makarynskyy Oleg, Marcollo Hayden, Mazaheri Said, McConochie Jason, Millar Grant, Moltmann Tim, Moodie Neal, Morim Joao, Morison Russel, Orszaghova Jana, Pattiaratchi Charitha, Pomeroy Andrew, Proctor Roger, Provis David, Reef Ruth, Rijnsdorp Dirk, Rutherford Martin, Schulz Eric, Shayer Jake, Splinter Kristen, Steinberg Craig, Strauss Darrell, Stuart Greg, Symonds Graham, Tarbath Karina, Taylor Daniel, Taylor James, Thotagamuwage Darshani, Toffoli Alessandro, Valizadeh Alireza, Van Hazel Jonathan, Vieira Da Silva Guilherme, Wandres Moritz, Whittaker Colin, Williams David, Winter Gundula, Xu Jiangtao, Zhong Aihong, Zieger Stefan (2020). 15 Priorities for Wind-Waves Research: An Australian Perspective. Bulletin Of The American Meteorological Society, 101(4), E446-E461. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0262.1 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00632/74369/