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OFFshore ITRH Awarded Access to High Performance Computing Facilities

January 23, 2020

OFFshore ITRH Awarded Access to High Performance Computing Facilities

The OFFshore ITRH has been awarded over 15 million core hours under the 2020 Pawsey supercomputer allocation scheme in order to undertake analysis for the project “Optimising the design and operation of offshore oil and gas facilities using numerical modelling”.  The project aims at developing new knowledge and technologies that will improve the design and…

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Resources Technology Showcase 2019

January 21, 2020

Resources Technology Showcase 2019

In late 2019, members of the OFFshore Hub attended the Resources Technology Showcase (RTS2019) at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. This international event brought together executives from the fields of hard rock mining and oil and gas in order to discuss how technology is reshaping their operations. This unprecedented gathering of mining and energy…

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Dr Hugh Wolgamot, ARC DECRA Recipient

November 15, 2019

Dr Hugh Wolgamot, ARC DECRA Recipient

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…

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Melinda Hodkiewicz elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

October 24, 2019

Melinda Hodkiewicz elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Congratulations go out to OFFshore ITRH Chief Investigator Melinda Hodkiewicz, who is a newly appointed Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).  Melinda is one of 25 recently appointed experts chosen from across the research, government and industry sectors. Hailed as an Asset management thought leader, Melinda was chosen for being instrumental…

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Dr Lijun Deng, a Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow

October 9, 2019

Dr Lijun Deng, a Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellow

The Robert and Maude Gledden Senior Visiting Fellowship promotes and encourages education and research at the University in the disciplines of applied science, particularly related to surveying, engineering, mining or cognate subjects. As a visiting Gledden scholar, Dr Lijun Deng is currently collaborating with colleagues from UWA’s Oceans Institute and the OFFshore ITRH (Phil Watson,…

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Field trip to the Rowley Shoals

October 8, 2019

Field trip to the Rowley Shoals

Members of both the UWA Ocean Dynamics group and the OFFshore ITRH Project 1 (Metocean) team recently returned from a second field campaign on the Australian Northwest Shelf. This campaign was focused just inshore of the Rowley Shoals, a group of three atoll-like coral reefs about 260 km west of Broome. The experiment was a…

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Spotlight on PhD Student Tianqiang Jia

September 25, 2019

Spotlight on PhD Student Tianqiang Jia

Tianqiang Jia is a PhD student within the Project 4:  Novel Anchors and Subsea Foundation Systems project stream. His research focus is on tolerably mobile foundations which have the ability to move in response to pipeline expansion and contraction.  Movement of the mobile foundation alleviates the loads acting on pipeline end terminations (PLETs), permitting a…

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Boost for data science skills in the natural resource industry

September 2, 2019

Boost for data science skills in the natural resource industry

Congratulations goes out to OFFshore ITRH Chief Investigator Dr Ed Cripps who, in conjunction with Mark Jessell and Mark Lindsay of UWA, are part of a recently announced $10M ARC Training Centre in Data Analytics for Resources and Environments (DARE) aimed at boosting data science skills in the natural resources sector. The new Industrial Transformation…

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Conference Skills and Effective Communication Workshop

August 30, 2019

Conference Skills and Effective Communication Workshop

Dr Krystyna Haq, Graduate Education Officer at UWA, recently stopped by OceanWorks to present a workshop on Conference Skills and Effective Communication to PhD students from the OFFshore ITRH and the Oceans Graduate School (OGS). Dr Haq has worked in the area of science communication for over 15 years and runs a wide range of…

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2019 SJTU Graduate Summer School

July 31, 2019

2019 SJTU Graduate Summer School

OFFshore ITRH member Wenhua Zhao recently attended the opening ceremony of the 2019  International Summer School on Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering and Mechanics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).  As an invited keynote speaker, Wenhua addressed both students and professors on the importance of ocean engineering and its various aspects, including climate change, renewables, and…

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