|Thursday, January 15th|
Craig Jones, Integral Consulting, Inc., Santa Cruz, CA
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Christopher Brown, Marine Information Resources Corporation
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Wave information from a variety of sources directly supports marine activities ranging from research and development in the coastal ocean to weather forecasting and search and rescue. Many marine operations are limited by waves. For example, surface and subsurface tasks may be at risk from unacceptable wave-induced motions and contribute to impacts, broaching, and capsize events. Historical data, imagery, observations, and model output have all been demonstrated to measurably improve marine weather forecasts and safety on the seas. The following papers describe uses of wave information.