Various technologies are used to accurately measure waves in the ocean. In some places, knowing the impact that the waves are having on structures is critical to operations. For example, officials may close a coastal road after detecting overtopping waves or cancel maintenance on offshore wind facilities. This session assesses developments and applications in the field of wave monitoring and their practical use to support various operations. Participants help define how wave research and observation programs culminate in providing information for end-users. The following paper and extended abstracts relate to the use of wave measurements to cope with a range of issues from coastal erosion and climate change to marine spill response and flooding.
Session 1 Presentation, Abstracts, and Notes

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Thursday, November 17th
9:15 AM

Session 1 Presentation: Ocean Testing of a Power-Capturing Wave Buoy

Kathleen Edwards, Ocean Power Technologies

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Development of Wave Energy Converters at Ocean Power Technologies (Extended Abstract)

Kathleen Edwards, Ocean Power Technologies
James E. Eder, Ocean Power Technologies
Philip R. Hart, Ocean Power Technologies
Deborah A. Montagna, Ocean Power Technologies

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Digital Video Studies of Water Waves in Coastal North Carolina: A Project in Teaching Physics (Extended Abstract)

Ravi Sharma, Craven Community College
Robert G. Williams, Marine Information Resources Corporation and Craven Community College

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Implementing Offshore Remote Wind Sensing Technologies Including Protocols for Evaluation, Selection, and Validation (Extended Abstract)

T. Arnold Boezaart, Grand Valley State University, Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Ocean Surface Roughness (Extended Abstract)

J. Ross Rottier, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
C. Reid Nichols, Marine Information Resources Corporation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Significant Wave Height Comparison using in situ and Satellite Measurements (Extended Abstract)

Oceana Puananilei Francis, International Arctic Research Center
Gleb G. Pantaleev, International Arctic Research Center
David E. Atkinson, University of Victoria

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Breakout Session I Notes

Robert G. Williams, Marine Information Resources Corporation
C. Reid Nichols, Marine Information Resources Corporation

11:00 AM - 11:00 AM