Master’s project modelling wave attenuation using the SWAN model

MSc project: Wave modelling on Caribbean caostal bays

A new MSc project investigating wave dynamics in the coastal bays of Sint Maarten in the Caribbean. Contributing to the NWO-funded project SCENES: Multi-scale modelling of the Caribbean Sea, from global-scale inputs down to complex ‘fractal-like’ bays and inlets.

  • SWAN wave model application
  • Wave attenuation
  • Protection offered by coastal ecological system
  • Morphology and ecosystem interaction
  • Impact of possible future sea level rise,
erosion, changing shape of bays
  • Possibility to join observational expedition in Sint Maarten or at sea through NICO
  • Morphology, biology driven
  • High Performance Computing

Working with Adam Candy, Julie Pietrzak, Marcel Zijlema and others in Physical Oceanography and Environmental Fluid Mechanics. Further collaboration with climate modellers at the University of Utrecht and marine biologists at NIOZ.

Contact me for further details, and happy to talk through – please visit office 2.87 of the CEG building. There are additional possibilities for MSc projects on data and modelling of the Caribbean Sea that I am happy to talk through. Some of these can be found here.