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Prof Melinda Hodkiewicz headed to the Alan Turing Institute

May 22, 2018

Prof Melinda Hodkiewicz headed to the Alan Turing Institute

Prof Melinda Hodkiewicz’s recent application to the internationally competitive Alan Turing Institute (ATI) visiting researcher program has been successful! Melinda is headed to London in early June for a six week placement to commence work on a project entitled “Towards a Siri for Maintenance”. The aim of this project is identify a common framework for…

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Celebrating 50 Years of OTC

May 10, 2018

Celebrating 50 Years of OTC

OFFshore ITRH Director Phil Watson recently traveled to Houston on an annual pilgrimage to the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) – the largest oil & gas conference in the world, and a hub for cross industry engagement.  In addition to attending the conference, he used the time for extensive engagement with Shell on OFFshore Hub and…

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2018 ARC Major Investments Forum

May 8, 2018

2018 ARC Major Investments Forum

OFFshore ITRH Director Prof Phil Watson and Manager Dr Andrew Grime recently attended the 2018 ARC Major Investments Forum in Canberra. The purpose of this annual event is to showcase the research underway in the various ARC large investment initiatives and acquire lessons learned from other groups on how to improve the running of the…

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Tuck Fellowship Recipient 2018

April 4, 2018

Tuck Fellowship Recipient 2018

PhD student and OFFshore ITRH member Xiantao Zhang has been awarded the prestigious Tuck Fellowship, a travel fellowship to support student participation at an international conference.  He follows in the footsteps of his PhD supervisor Dr. Hugh Wolgomot, himself a Tuck Fellowship winner in 2015.  Xiantao will be heading to France in early April to attend the…

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Spotlight on PhD Student Lachlan Astfalck

March 23, 2018

Spotlight on PhD Student Lachlan Astfalck

Lachlan Astfalck  is one of the PhD students in the Project 5: Floating Facility Data Analytics for Condition/Longevity Monitoring project stream.  Lachlan’s work concentrates on applying recent advances in the probabilistic characterisation of computer models to vessel motion models currently used on the North West Shelf of Australia. As Lachlan explains, “It is exciting to work between…

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The OFFshore ITRH are ready to make a splash at OTC Asia 2018

March 16, 2018

The OFFshore ITRH are ready to make a splash at OTC Asia 2018

Members of the OFFshore ITRH are getting ready for the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC Asia) held at the end of March in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. UWA will have a strong presence at the conference with both the Offshore ITRH and the Australian Centre for LNG Futures (ACLNGF) in attendance.  Offshore ITRH Director Phil Watson be chairing…

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UWA is coming to AOG 2018

March 5, 2018

UWA is coming to AOG 2018

It’s that time of year again. The Australian Oil and Gas (AOG) Conference and Convention will land at the Perth Convention Centre from 14-16 March 2018. UWA will be out in force at the event, with a stand showcasing many of the members of the Oceans Institute, the Ocean Graduate School, the OFFshore ITRH and…

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Spotlight on PhD Student Yankun Gong

February 27, 2018

Spotlight on PhD Student Yankun Gong

Yankun Gong is one of the PhD students in the Project 1: Metocean Hazards from Solitons project stream.  Yankun’s research is looking at how to more accurately predict non-linear internal waves in order to quantify their intensity and hence their impact on the behaviour of offshore floating systems.  He is working with our industry partners to…

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Riding the Wave at KOZWaves 2018

February 20, 2018

Riding the Wave at KOZWaves 2018

Professor Paul Taylor, Dr Ian Milne and Dr Hugh Wolgamot of the OFFshore ITRH Wave-structure interaction project stream recently attended KOZWaves, the 3rd Australasian Conference on Wave Science, at the Auckland University of Technology. The conference is a forum for contemporary research on wave science, promoting interdisciplinary collaborations between Australasian wave scientists, and international researchers….

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Spotlight on PhD Student Dunja Stanisic

February 9, 2018

Spotlight on PhD Student Dunja Stanisic

Dunja Stanisic is one of the PhD students in the Project 3: Reliable Moorings and Risers project stream. Dunja’s research explores mooring systems, looking at extreme loads in the mooring lines of offshore floating facilities. Extreme mooring loads are difficult to predict due to the randomness of the environment (waves, wind and current) and the complexities…

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