February 2022: Presented some of the results from our HMS Magpie radar trials at the Hydrographic Society's Remote Hydrography Conference in Dublin.
February 2022: We have successfully completed a 2-week deployment of a low-cost, battery powered GNSS unit (a progression of the Loctips project) overlooking Crosby sea front during the sequence of three named storms during February 2022. A similar system was simultaneously deployed on the Seaforth Radar Tower overlooking the Queen's Channel. Many thanks to Peel Ports and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for their support of this project! https://twitter.com/NOCmarinePhys/status/1500802515746664449
November 2021: I have been awarded one of four 'Embedded Digital Researchers Applying Transformative Technologies' fellowships working with mmSensors (Marlan Maritime Ltd) to help transition our wave inversion algorithms to operational use on their radar network. This will allow bathymetry and current vector maps to be calculated at each radar site when and where there is sufficient sea clutter present on the raw radar data. This should keep me busy until May 2022 to say the least! NE/W007347/1
May 2021: Our work with the radar at Thorpeness has been published! Well done to all my co-authors for getting this out! "Nearshore Monitoring With X‐Band Radar: Maximizing Utility in Dynamic and Complex Environments" https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JC016841 https://twitter.com/NOCmarinePhys/status/1392052116068392962
March 2021: We conducted a series of radar based mapping trials during February with the Royal Navy - we collected some fantastic data and are busy looking at the results now. See the RN's article on the trials: HMS Magpie tests groundbreaking software to rapidly map the seabed.
December 2020: Marlan Maritime Technologies achieve a 'Highly Commended' award at the Environment Agency Flood and Coastal Excellence Awards 2020! Well done Team Marlan! The pre-recorded awards ceremony can be seen at: Flood and Coastal Excellence Awards 2020 and Marlan's project and award appears between 12-17 minutes into the video.
September 2020: SWOT-UK Project funded for the Calibration & Validation phase of the SWOT satellite mission to be launched in 2022 - work starts in early 2021. NE/V009168/1
August 2020: First paper just published from the Loctips project: "Demonstrating the Potential of Low Cost GPS Units for the Remote Measurement of Tides and Water Levels Using Interferometric Reflectometry"
January 2019: Marlan’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the NOC achieves ‘Outstanding’ grade
September 2018: Video presentation from Pycon UK 2018: Low Cost GNSS Tide & Sea Level Measurements LoCTIPS
March 2018: NOC partner Marlan Maritime Technologies wins second innovation award in a year
July 2017: Award for NOC partner company Marlan Maritime Technologies
September 2016: New technology for remotely mapping beaches
June 2016: Technology partnership to provide vital new information to coastal engineers
Ground & Satellite Based Remote Sensing of the Sea Surface
Design of novel analysis techniques for the high resolution (10s – 100s of metres) mapping of waves, currents and bathymetry and other oceanographic effects using data from coastal X-Band Radar systems. Also the use of such data in long term monitoring of such sites.
Use of Satellite Synthetic Aperture (SAR) data for intertidal mapping.
Application of low cost GNSS systems for remote sensing of the sea surface.
ResearchGate ResearcherID: B-5282-2012 ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4673-4822
Marine Radar Bathymetry Mapping - Vessel Trials on board HMS Magpie (DSTL funded - 2020-2021)