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Mr Alex Cattrell MSci, S.IMarEST

Postgraduate research student

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Alex Cattrell is a Postgraduate research student for Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Rogue waves are a rare but extremely hazardous oceanic phenomenon. Improved understanding through accident reanalysis, experimental testing and numerical modelling may lead to their prediction and the improvement of safety at sea.

University of Southampton: MSci Oceanography (1st class)

Research interests

I am interested in the novel applications of oceanographic data to optimise the maritime industry.

I have looked at optimising transocean shipping routes using high spatial resolution global ocean circulation models that are run in house at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton.

I am investigating rare, yet extremely hazardous, rogue (freak) waves for my cross-faculty Ph.D supported by the Southampton Marine Maritime Institute (SMMI).

PhD reasearch

Safer shipping informed by field evidence, laboratory experiments, and numerical modelling of ship interactions with rogue waves

Dr. Sally Bennett [1], Prof. Robert Marsh [2], Dr. Ben Moat [3], Prof. Meric Srokosz [3]

[1] Fluid-Structure Interactions, FEE, University of Southampton.

[2] Physical Oceanography, OES, University of Southampton

[3] National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

Supported by Southampton Marine Maritime Institute (SMMI) and the Faculty of Engineering, University of Southampton.

Research group

Maritime Engineering

Affiliate research group

Physical Oceanography

Southampton Marine Maritime Postgraduate Group (SMMPG) Committee

Demonstrating, Invigilating

Mr Alex Cattrell
Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus, Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 7QF
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