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Interdisciplinary Ocean Wave for Geophysical and other applications

Objective

Ocean waves are the essential gearbox between the atmosphere and ocean and also consitute a very peculiar prism through which most satellite sensors see the ocean. IOWAGA proposes a systemic investigation of ocean waves for improving the ocean surface wave compartment of Earth system models. The project will integrate in a coherent manner exisiting and new wave-related observations from multiple sources, including remote sensing, seismic records, and in situ measurements, from climate and global scales to coastal scales and single events. Going through several cycles from observations to numerical modelling via theory and parameterizations, a consistent numerical model will be refined. This modelling tool will be exploited for multi-scale hindcasts and analyses of wave related parameters, with applications to geophysics at large, in particular remote sensing, air-sea interactions, coastal hydrodynamics and seismic studies, and practical applications with associated societal benefits (ocean energy planning and management, marine safety, pollution mitigation &). The consistency between the various wave observations and the numerical modelling efforts is essential to constrain and advance better understandings of wave-related processes, to improve the accuracy of the wave-related parameters to be estimated, but also to help instrumental designs and future ocean surface remote sensing space observations. IOWAGA will be a focal point for ocean wave research, with close connection to other efforts in Europe that are focused on other compartments of the Earth system models.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/environmental sciences/pollution
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geophysics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing

Call for proposal

ERC-2009-StG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-SG - ERC Starting Grant

Host institution

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 099 040
Principal investigator
Fabrice Ardhuin (Dr.)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Vincent (Mr.)

Beneficiaries (1)

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 1 099 040
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Principal investigator
Fabrice Ardhuin (Dr.)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Vincent (Mr.)