The symposium will cover the following main themes:
Fluid mechanics of water waves. This theme should attract applied mathematicians,
physicists and mechanical engineers working with fundamental aspects
of nonlinear water waves and their kinematics.
Dynamics of ocean waves. This is an oceanographic theme. It includes dynamics
of realistic three-dimensional (directional) wind-generated waves, and
their complex behaviours such as wave breaking and other forms of dissipation,
wave-current interactions, etc.
Air-sea interactions. These are the problems of wave generation by the
wind, Wave Boundary Layer on the atmospheric side, sea drag and other features
of wave influences in the lower atmosphere.
Wave-coupled effects in the upper ocean. This is the broad theme of wave
influences below the ocean interface, such as wave-induced turbulence,
radiation stresses, upper-ocean mixing, among others.
Waves in ocean engineering. In ocean engineering, waves produce up to
70% of loads on offshore structures and floating bodies, represent one
of the main properties for design criteria. This section will also accommodate
probabilistic approaches in wave research.
Near-shore processes. This complex theme includes wave dynamics in finite
depths, sediment suspension and transport due to the waves, coastal and
beach erosion, storm surges and other wave-coupled large-scale processes,
ocean-engineering applications such as bottom pipelines.
Observations and remote sensing. Special section dedicated to laboratory
experiments, in situ observations, remote sensing of ocean waves, and the
data analysis methodologies. The theme also includes observations of rogue
waves and extreme conditions.
Numerical modelling, spectral and phase-resolving. Modern wave research
essentially relies on numerical modelling. The session will cover two mainstream
types of modelling: direct modelling, which simulates the wave motion explicitly,
and spectral models which are used for the wave forecast.
Wave climate. This theme is dedicated to the emerging topic of wind/wave
climate, its regional, seasonal and long-term trends.