• To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information related to wind, wave, and surge hindcasting and forecasting, including some special topics related to the evaluation of coastal hazards
• To coordinate ongoing R&D initiatives
• To discuss priorities for future research and development
The theme session for this workshop is “Improved Wave/Surge Predictions and Coastal Hazards.” Papers dealing with research related to this theme will be given particular consideration. Topics may include theoretical, numerical, laboratory, and field studies of wind, wave and surge phenomena in coastal areas; interpretation of climatic characteristics of storms and related processes in coastal areas, data assimilation/fusion methods for coastal applications, and the assessment of wind, wave and surge hazards and their mitigation in coastal areas.
Papers are also welcomed on other research and operational aspects of wave hindcasting and forecasting; including operational forecasting; regional hindcasts; data collection and instrumentation; data assimilation into numerical models; wave-current interaction; wave-ice interaction; shallow water and nearshore effects; wind fields for wave hindcasting or forecasting: extremal analysis; case studies.
In addition to regular sessions organized around submitted papers, several sessions are planned and will be organized by a number of invited experts in a number of key areas related to the evaluation of coastal hazards, providing an excellent opportunity for cross-pollination of ideas.
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