Dr Richard Cooke

Group: 
Ocean Technology and Engineering
Email: 
rdco@noc.ac.uk
Location: 
Liverpool
Telephone: 
+44 (0)151 795 4805

Qualifications :

Beng(Hons), MSc(Eng), PhD(Eng), Ceng.

Main Responsibilities :

  • Field Engineer, providing technology support to NOC scientific fieldwork projects.
  • Instrumentation Engineer providing maintenance and operation of various NOC science instrumentation.
  • Research and Development Engineer providing design and development of new scientific instrumentation.

Project Work

  • Development of NOC Acoustic Backscatter System.
  • Development of NOC Synchronous Timing Generator.
  • Development of NOC 3-axis Acoustic Doppler Velocity Profiler.
  • Collaborative development of University of Liverpool, metal-ion probe system to measure dissolved metals concentrations.
  • Development of multi-frequency Acoustic Backscatter System.
  • Development of higher resolution 1-axis Acoustic Doppler Velocity Profiler.
  • Development of 5-axis Acoustic Doppler Velocity Profiler.

Fieldwork Participation

  • Field Engineer, POL, INDIA project, Faro, Portugal, 2002.
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, POL, ONR Mine Burial Project, Santa Cruz, March 2003.
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, POL, River Dee Estuary field experiments, 2003-2009 .
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, POL, River Severn field experiments, 2003-2004.
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, POL, Coastal Observatory project, 2002-2009 .
  • Research and Development Engineer, Instrumentation Engineer, Field Engineer, POL, Trace metal measurement probe collaborative development work with Prof. Stan Vandenberg and Dr Conrad Chapman of University of Liverpool, DEOS. Dissolved metal concentration monitoring system for ocean applications developed, 2005-2007 .
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, POL, LEACOAST2 project 2006-2007, in collaboration with University of Liverpool and University of East Anglia.
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, POL, EU funded Hydralab-SANDS experiment at UPC Barcelona flume facility, 2008, in collaboration with UPC Barcelona and L.E.G.I. (Grenoble University), France.
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, POL, FLOCSAM experiment, River Taymar Estuary, UK, 2009 with University of Plymouth and University of East Anglia.
  • Principal Investigator, Field and Instrumentation Engineer, POL/NOC, prototype 3-axis Acoustic Doppler Velocity Profiler river estuary field trials, 2009-2011 .
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, NOC, WISE estuary sediment dynamics project, 2011.
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, NOC, EU funded Hydralab-RippleVortex bedform dyamics experiments project at UPC Barcelona flume facility, 2012, in collaboration with UPC Barcelona and L.E.G.I. (Grenoble University), France.
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, NOC, COHBED estuary bedform dynamcs project in the River Dee estuary, 2013, in collaboration with University of Bangor, et-al.
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, NOC, EU funded Hydralab SandT-Pro/SINBAD project at UPC Barcelona flume facility, 2013, in collaboration with UPC Barcelona, L.E.G.I. (Grenoble University) and University of Aberdeen.
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, NOC, INSTRON tidal turbine bedform dynamics project at T.E.S. flume facility, University of Hull, 2013 and 2014, in collaboration with University of Hull, et-al.
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, NOC, Shelf-Seas BioGeoChem project, Celtic Sea, 2014, in collaboration with Plymouth Marine Lab, et-al.
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, NOC, MegaPEX coastal sediments dynamics project off the Dutch coastline near The Hague, Netherlands, 2014, in collaboration with Delft University of Technology, Washington State University, et-al.
  • Field and Instrumentation Engineer, NOC, Shelf-Seas BioGeoChem project, Celtic Sea, 2015, in collaboraton with Plymouth Marine Lab, et-al.

Publications

Article

Chapman, Conrad S.; Cooke, Richard D.; Salaün, Pascal; van den Berg, Constant M.G.. 2012 Apparatus for in situ monitoring of copper in coastal waters. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 14 (10). 2793-2802.10.1039/C2EM30460K
Betteridge, K. F. E.; Thorne, P. D.; Cooke, R. D.. 2008 Calibrating multi-frequency acoustic backscatter systems for studying near-bed suspended sediment transport processes. Continental Shelf Research, 28 (2). 227-235.10.1016/j.csr.2007.07.007

Monograph

Balfour, C.; Williams, M.; Cooke, R.; Amoudry, L.; Souza, A.. 2015 NOC Liverpool report for the miniSTABLE benthic lander deployments as part of the UK-SSB research programme. Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, 71pp. (National Oceanography Centre Research and Consultancy Report, 53)
Moate, Benjamin D.; Cooke, Richard D.; Thorne, Peter D.. 2009 Acoustic measurements of flocculating sediments in the Tamar estuary: a record of the POL data collection during the FLOCSAM fieldwork. Liverpool, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory. (POL Internal Document, No. 194) (Unpublished)
Moate, B. D.; Thorne, P. D.; Cooke, R. D.; Betteridge, K. F. E.. 2007 POL ABS calibrations 2005-2007. Liverpool, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, 36pp. (Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Report No. 183)

Book section

Ramirez Mendoza, Rafael; Amoudry, Laurent; Thorne, Peter; Cooke, Richard; Simmons, Stephen; McLelland, Stuart; Murphy, Brendan; Parsons, Daniel; Jordan, Laura-Beth; Vybulkova, Lada. 2015 Impact of scaled tidal stream turbine over mobile sediment beds. In:Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, EWTEC2015. Nantes, France, Technical Committee of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 6p.
Thorne, Peter D.; Hurther, David; Cooke, Richard D.; Barraud, P.A.; Caceres, I.; Sanchez-Arcilla, A.. 2013 On the study of boundary layer transport processes using new developmental acoustic techniques. In:Proceedings of Coastal Dynamics 2013. Bordeaux, France, University of Bordeaux, 1667-1676.

Conference item

Cooke, Richard D.; Thorne, Peter. D.; Moate, Benjamin. D.; Bell, Paul. S.. 2009 Evaluation and preliminary results from an autonomous 3-axis coherent acoustic Doppler velocity profiler. In: 3rd International conference and exhibition on underwater acoustic measurements: technologies and results, Nafplion, Greece, 21st June 2009 to 26th June 2009. Greece, F.O.R.T.H., 491-496.
Wolf, Judith; Souza, Alejandro J.; Bell, Paul S.; Thorne, Peter D.; Cooke, Richard D; Pan, Shunqi. 2008 Wave, currents and sediment transport observed during the LEACOAST2 experiment. In: PECS 2008: Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, Liverpool, UK, 25th - 29th August 2008. Liverpool, 373-376.
Wolf, J.; Souza, A. J.; Bell, P. S.; Thorne, P. D.; Cooke, R. D.; Pan, S.. 2008 In-situ measurements of waves, tides, bedforms and sediment transport in the nearshore zone. In: ALSO/AUG/TOS ocean sciences meeting 2008: from the watershed to the global ocean, 7 March 2008, Orlando, Florida, USA, 7th March 2008. Orlando Florida USA, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 499-500.
Cooke, Richard. 2007 Design and implementation of a 3-axis coherent Doppler velocity profiler. [Other] In: 2nd International conference and exhibition on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: technologies and results, 25-29 June 2007, Heraklion, Crete, 25-29 June 2007. F.O.R.T.H.. (Submitted)

Book

Thorne, Peter, D.; Hurther, David; Moate, Benjamin D.; Cooke, Richard; Chassagne, Francois, X.. 2009 Acoustic measurements of boundary layer flux profiles over a sandy rippled bed under regular waves. Hellas, Greece, Foundation for Research & Technology, 517-524, 8pp. (Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies & Results 3rd International conference and Exhibition, Nafplion, Greece, 21st June - 26th June 2009 Proceedings, 1).