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CCEE researchers at OSM 2020 conference

Representatives from the CCEE department recently participated in the Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM 2020) held in San Diego, California.

Hanieh Mohamadi Moghadam presented a poster entitled “The Impact of Marine Hydrokinetic Devices on Morphodynamics.” Using computer modeling she is investigating the near-field sediment transport pattern and morphology response to the placement of MHK devices. Moghadam is a Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Alejandra Ortiz.

Hanieh Mohamadi Moghadam
Dylan Anderson’s presentation was about a new method to remotely sense currents in the surf zone by processing videos from cameras trained on the beach. Initial comparisons to drifters deployed in waves on the Outer Banks are promising, and the hope is that this could be an affordable method for studies ranging from fundamental fluid mechanics to identifying rip currents in swimmer warning systems. Anderson is a post-doctoral researcher who works closely with CCEE’s Dr. Casey Dietrich as part of the Coastal and Computational Hydraulics Team.
Dylan Anderson

Congratulations to these two individuals for participation in this flagship conference. This year’s theme, For a Resilient Planet, centered around the concept that scientists, in partnership with governments and communities, have the power to affect change in fostering healthier and more resilient oceans, a safer and sustainable food supply, and to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

The Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 was co-sponsored by AGU, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society (TOS).  Through the combined power of these three organizations, along with the broader conservation-focused community, this annual meeting provides attendees the opportunity to bridge disciplines, connect communities, and make lasting partnerships.