Dr Hugh Wolgamot, ARC DECRA Recipient

November 15, 2019

Congratulations to OFFshore ITRH Chief Investigator Hugh Wolgamot who was recently awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) to develop the use of design waves for establishing safer and more efficient offshore systems.

The DECRA scheme provides focused research support for early career researchers in both teaching and research, and research-only positions. Hugh was one of a select 197 chosen for the DECRA award this year out of a highly competitive field of 1162 applications.

Over the next three years, Hugh’s project will overcome a fundamental issue at the heart of ocean engineering design, impacting both offshore renewables and conventional offshore industries.

As Hugh describes, “ocean waves are random, yet the best design tools for wave-structure interaction (model testing and computational fluid dynamics) require short, precisely-defined wave sequences. The outcomes of this work will reduce uncertainty and improve design and safety for facilities such as wind farms and gas platforms.”

For further details on all of the recent UWA DECRA researcher recipients please click here.

Well done Hugh!

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