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Ocean Sciences: Integral to Highlight Advances in Wave Research and Technology

California CoastIntegral Consulting Inc. (Integral) marine scientists and engineers will present new research and technology developments at this year’s Ocean Sciences Meeting on February 11–16, 2018, at the Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.  Chris Flanary, Ph.D., and Kara Scheu, Ph.D., will deliver platform presentations.  Grace Chang, Ph.D., Craig Jones, Ph.D., Kaustubha Raghukumar, Ph.D., Frank Spada, and Kenia Whitehead, Ph.D., will present posters. Integral’s schedule of presentations is provided below.

Platform Presentations

Thursday, February 15, 2018

E41A-07.  The Role of Lateral Boundaries in Sediment Transport Due to River Plumes in Rotational, Stratified Environments
K. Scheu, O.B. Fringer, D. Fong, and S.G. Monismith
Presenter: Kara Scheu
Presentation Information: 9:30–9:45 a.m.; Oregon Ballroom 201

Friday, February 16, 2018

AI53B-06.  Performance of Wave-Models on the Prediction of Hurricane Induced Wave Heights and Wave Periods
C. Flanary, K. Raghukumar, and C. Jones
Presenter: Chris Flanary
Presentation Information: 3:00–3:15 p.m.; Meeting Room F151

Poster Presentations

Monday, February 12, 2018, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

E14A-0242.  Determination of Chemicals of Concern by Association with Likelihood Based Evidence for Biological Impairment
K. Whitehead and D. Nielsen
Poster Presenter:  Kenia Whitehead

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

CD34B-0129.  Coastal Lagoon Dynamics: An Observational Assessment of the San Lorenzo River Mouth during Natural and Anthropogenic Breaching
C. Jones and D. Revell
Poster Presenter:  Craig Jones

IS34D-2654.  Spatial Characterization of Surface Waves Using an Array of Newly Developed Wave Buoys
K. Raghukumar, G. Chang, F. Spada, C. Jones, and T.T. Janssen
Poster Presenter:  Kaustubha Raghukumar

IS34D-2655.  A Motion-Controlled Wave Buoy Test Stand for High Fidelity Data Validation
F. Spada, P. Barney, G. Chang, A.W. Gans, T.T. Janssen, C. Jones, Z. Kirshner, K. Raghukumar, and J. Roberts
Poster Presenter: Frank Spada

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

CD44C-0209.  A Techno-economic Analysis of Wave Energy Conversion for the United States Pacific Coast
G. Chang, C. Jones, and J. Roberts
Poster Presenter:  Grace Chang

In addition to these presentations, Dr. Jones will serve as a panelist at a town hall meeting and Aimee Thurlow will co-chair a session.  Dr. Jones will speak at “Marine Renewable Energy Development – Oceanographic Measurements to Support an Emerging Low-Carbon Energy Source.”  Held on Tuesday, February 13, from 12:45–1:45 p.m., this town hall meeting will cover development of the marine renewable industry and its research to establish low-carbon energy sources.  Ms. Thurlow’s session is titled “Gulf of Mexico Loop Current and Eddies: Observations, Impacts, and Forecasts” and will be held on Wednesday, February 14, from 4:15–4:35 p.m.  The session will focus on technologies and data collection methods for significant oceanographic features in the Gulf of Mexico.

Learn more about Integral’s marine sciences capabilities.

Cosponsored by the American Geophysical Union, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, and The Oceanography Society, the 2018 meeting will cover topics in all areas of the ocean sciences.  For more information about the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting, visit

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