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Rogue waves - forecast and impact on marine structures (MAXWAVE)

Objective

Within the last years a high number of large ships has been lost. The causes of accidents are in many cases believed to be 'rogue waves'. These are individual waves of exceptional wave height or abnormal shape. In these project properties and forecasting abilities for low frequency wave fields, extreme individual waves and wave groups are investigated for both deep and shallow waters. New design criteria considering the impact of rogue waves on ships and offshore constructions will be derived. The innovation is the combination of new oceanographic knowledge and ocean wave data resources with new approaches to vessels, marine construction, design and operation. It addresses the needs of coastal engineers and port designers/operators in terms of influence and impacts of extreme waves. The main objective is to provide a quality-based metocean information product for the benefit of both high sea and coastal zone operating industry and authorities.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH
Address
Max-planck-strasse
21502 Geesthacht
Germany

Participants (9)

DET NORSKE VERITAS A/S
Norway
Address
Veritasveien 1
1322 Hovik
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
20,Muenchner Strasse 20
51147 Koeln
INSTITUTE OF HYDRO ENGINEERING - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Koscierska 7
80 953 Gdansk
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisboa
METEO-FRANCE
France
Address
Avenue Gustave Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse
NORWEGIAN METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Allégatan 70
5007 Bergen
OCEANWAVES GMBH
Germany
Address
Munstermannkamp 1
21335 Lueneburg
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
United Kingdom
Address
London Road, Hadley Centre
RG12 2SZ Bracknell
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Salzufer 17-19
10587 Berlin