Images of Research: Forging sustainable futures

The Impact of Unseen Waves

Category: Protecting our planet

A graphic illustration of an oil rig in turbulent seas

Internal solitary waves move through oceans causing disturbance both at the surface and below in the subsea. They are vital for coral reef ecosystems, but can cause havoc for offshore structures. Our research looks at how we might predict these waves and give early warning when they occur, as well as how to design better offshore structures that can withstand their effects.

Entrant: Michael Orji , Naval Architecture, Ocean And Marine Engineering

Copyright: Michael Orji

Collaborators: Emmanuel Idowu