December 2008

 

9-10 December 2008, CONFERENCE; CHAIR

I. Didenkulova participated in the international workshop “Caribbean Waves: Risk Evaluation of Natural Hazards in the Caribbean” (Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, F.W.I., Lesser Antilles, December 9-10, 2008) with an oral presentation “Runup of destructive waves on a beach” (09.12.2008). I. Didenkulova was a chair of the “Storm surge” session (10.12.2008).

11 December 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING

N.Delpeche presented the seminar paper “Sediment transport patterns and rapid estimates of net loss of sediments for “almost equilibrium” beaches”

4 December 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING

D.Kurennoy  presented the seminar paper “Variability in wake properties generated by high-speed ferries”

 

November 2008

27 November 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING

L.Kelpšaite presented the seminar paper “Temporal changes in the relative importance of wind-wave and ship-wake energy: Tallinn Bay, the Baltic Sea”

22 November 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING

I.Zaitseva-Pärnaste presented the seminar paper “Seasonal and long-term variations of wave conditions in the northern Baltic Sea”

16 November 2008, PUBLIC LECTURE

 T.Soomere presented the public lecture “Estonia in the mercy of wind and waves?” (Eesti mere ja lainete meelevallas?, 2 academic hours), to Kapa Stuudium, Kohila, Tohisoo mõis.

12 November 2008, LECTURE

I. Didenkulova presented the lecture “Extreme wave phenomenon” for the 3-year students of University of Antilles and Guyane, Guadeloupe

12 November 2008, MEETING

T.Soomere participated in the European Academies Scientific Advisory Council (EASAC) Environmental Steering Panel meeting (London, Royal Society, 12.11.2008) with the presentation “Environmental concerns about building large-scale pipelines in the Baltic Sea”.

10 November – 19 December 2008, LONG-TERM VISIT

I. Didenkulova visited the University of Antilles and Guyane in the framework of of long-term collaboration. She participated in the analysis of field survey data of tsunami and storm surges and in the organization of the international workshop “Caribbean Waves: Risk Evaluation of Natural Hazards in the Caribbean” (Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, F.W.I., Lesser Antilles) on December 9–10, 2008.

09 November 2008, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the series of lectures to gymnasium pupils „Ferocious sea IV: Man-induced threats” (loenguseeria gümnaasiumiklasside õpilastele Avatud Ülikooli raames: Märatsev meri III: Inimeste loodud probleemid), 4 academic hours, in Estonian, 09.11.2008.

06 November 2008, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T.Soomere presented the lecture “Merelt lähtuvatest ohtudest Tallinna ja Pärnu kontekstis” (Coastal hazards for the City of Tallinn and City of Pärnu, in Estonian) to the Tallinn Rotary Club.

03 November 2008, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere and T.Dolphin presented lectures „Merelt lähtuvatest ohtudest Tallinna kontekstis” (Marine hazards for the City of Tallinn, in Estonian) and „Measuring shorelines and coastal processes using digital cameras” to the Commission on Environment of the Council of the City of Tallinn.

01 November 2008, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the series of lectures to gymnasium pupils „Ferocious sea III: Freak waves” (loenguseeria gümnaasiumiklasside õpilastele Avatud Ülikooli raames: Märatsev meri III: Mõrvarlained), 4 academic hours, in Estonian, 01.11.2008.

 

October 2008 

23-24 October 2008, MEETING and CONFERENCE

I. Didenkulova, L. Kelpsaite, D. Kurennoy, I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste and T. Soomere participated in the SEAMOCS network meeting and conference on fatigue (Oslo, 23-24. October 2008), with oral presentations

“Wave runup” (I. Didenkulova, 23 October 2008),

“Wave regime changes at the Baltic Sea Eastern coast” (L. Kelpsaite and I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, 23 October 2008), and

“Variability in wake properties generated by high-speed ferries” (D. Kurennoy, 23 October 2008).

20-21 October 2008, MEETING

T.Soomere participated in the European Science Foundation Marine Board Plenary Meeting (Toulon, 20-21 Oct 2008) and gave the presentation “Environmental concerns about building large-scale pipelines in the Baltic Sea” (21.10.2008) to the Executive Committee.

18 October 2008, Seminar in mechanics at the Institute of Cybernetics

I. Didenkulova, seminar “Freak waves: facts and theory”, October 18, 2008.

14-15 October 2008, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the DNVA-RSE Norway-Scotland Internal Waves Symposium, Oslo 14-15 October 2008 (The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA) and The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).

13-15 October 2008, CONFERENCE

I. Didenkulova participated in the conference Rogue Waves 2008 (Brest, France, October 13-15, 2008) with oral presentation “Runup of irregular waves on a plane beach” (co-authors E. Pelinovsky, A.Sergeeva, 13.10.2008).

12-14 October 2008, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere and E. Quak participated in the 3rd International forum “Ethics and Science for the Enviroment”, Torun, Poland, 12-14 Oct 2008, with invited lecture “Environmental concerns about building large-scale pipelines in the Baltic Sea” (14.10.2008); also T. Soomere participated in the panel discussion.

9-13 October 2008, CONFERENCE

L.Kelpsaite, D. Kurennoy, I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, A. Räämet and N. Delpeche participated in the 3rd International Student Conference „BIODIVERSITY AND FUNCTIONING OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS IN THE BALTIC SEA REGION“ Klaipeda, Lithuania, on 9-13 october 2008 with presentations:

“Wave regime variations at Lithuanian coast of the Baltic Sea” (L. Kelpsaite, oral presentation on 10.10.2008);

“Coastal processes in the Gulf of Finland” (D.Kurennoy, oral presentation on 10.10.2008);

“Long-term variations of wave conditions in the northern Baltic Sea  derived from visual observations from Vilsandi, Pakri and Narva-Jõesuu” (I. Zaitseva-Pärnaste, poster presentation on 10.10.2008);

“On the variability of the Baltic Sea wave fields” ( A. Räämet, poster presentation on 10.10.2008).

01-30 October 2008, VISIT TO COOPERATION PARTNER

T.Soomere visited the Norwegian Centre of Excellence in Mathematics for Applications (CMA, University of Oslo) in the framework of the Marie Curie TK project CENS-CMA

 

September 2008

21 September 2008, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere, series of lectures to gymnasium pupils „Ferocious sea I: Coastal flooding” (loenguseeria gümnaasiumiklasside õpilastele Avatud Ülikooli raames: Märatsev meri II: Üleujutus, 4 akadeemilist tundi, in Estonian), 21.09.2008.

15-16 September 2008, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the Estonian Days of Mechanics (Eesti Mehaanikapäevad, Tallinn, 15-16.09.2008) with oral presentation “Kõrged lained ja kanged tormid Läänemerel” (High waves and ferocious storms in the Baltic Sea, 15.09.2008).

13 September 2008, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere, series of lectures to gymnasium pupils „Ferocious sea I: Tsunami” (loenguseeria gümnaasiumiklasside õpilastele Avatud Ülikooli raames: Märatsev meri I: Tsunami, 4 akadeemilist tundi, in Estonian), 13.09.2008

10 September 2008, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere, public academic lecture of Estonian Academy of Sciences „Ferocious sea” (Eesti Teaduste Akadeemia akadeemiline loeng nr. 47 „Märatsev meri”, in Estonian) 10.09.2008.

 

August 2008

6-14 August 2008, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere and A. Kask participated in the 33th International Geological Congress, Oslo, 6-14 August 2008; with oral presentation “Sediment transport patterns and rapid estimates of net loss of sediments for “almost equilibrium” beaches of tideless embayed coasts” (11.08.2008 T. Soomere, A. Kask, T. Healy) and poster “Formation of sand deposits in Estonian coastal sea” (A. Kask, J. Kask, T. Soomere).

July 2008

21-24 July 2008, CONFERENCE

I. Didenkulova and T. Torsvik participated in the SIAM Conference on Nonlinear Waves and Coherent Structures, July 21-24, 2008, Universita di Roma “La Sapienza”, with oral presentations Simulation of high-speed ferry wakes in Tallinn Bay” (T.Torsvik and T. Soomere, 21.07.2008), and

“Travelling waves in strongly inhomogeneous media: propagation and transformation” (I. Didenkulova and E. Pelinovsky, 23.07.2008).

01-04 July 2008, CONFERENCE

L.Kelpsaite and D.Kurennoy participated in the International Conference (school-seminar) on the Dynamics of Coastal Zone of Non-tidal Seas, July 1-4, 2008,  Baltiysk (Kaliningrad Oblast), Russia, with poster presentations “Value of the depth of closure at the different Lithuanian sea coast points” (L.Kelpsaite, 1.07.2008), and “The lithodynamic modeling of the Eastern part of the Gulf of Finland, Kurort area, Sant-Petersburg” (D.Kurennoy and D. Ryabchuk, 1.07.2008).

 

June 2008

30 June – 4 July 2008, MEETING and CONFERENCE

T. Soomere gave oral presentation “Complexity of climate changes in small scale: experience from the Baltic Sea” (02.07.2008) for the kick-off meeting of the FP7 project GSD, held jointly with the ECMI (The European Consortium For Mathematics In Industry) conference (University College London, 30 June – 4 July 2008).

16-17 June 2008, WORKSHOP

T. Soomere gave invited presentation “Environmental aspects of NordStream: developments and challenges” (17.06.2008) to EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council) Council Meating, Prague, 16-17.06.2008.

15-18 June 2008, CONFERENCE

I. Didenkulova participated in the conference on Marine Problems and Specific Solutions, COMPASS 2008, (Maldives, June 15-18, 2008) with oral presentation “Some Analytical Solutions in Tsunami Wave Runup Theory” (co-author E. Pelinovsky, 16.06.2008).

13-15 June 2008, MEETING

T. Soomere presented invited lecture “Small variations of forcing leading to substantial increase of the risk of coastal marine hazards” (13.06.2008) for the EC project meeting “Voluntary Activities towards improved Civil Protection in Europe” (Roskilde, Denmark, 13-15.06.2008).

13-22 June 2008, SUMMER SCHOOL

L.Kelpsaite and D.Kurennoy participated in the Summer school on environmental dynamics “Climate forcings and global patterns”, Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, Italy, 13-20 June 2008

 

May 2008

27-29 May 2008, CONFERENCE

I. Didenkulova, L.Kelpsaite and I. Zaitseva participated in the US-EU-Baltic 2008 International Symposium, (Tallinn, Estonia, May 27-29, 2008) with presentations “Analysis of tide-gauge records and their spectra of tsunami waves and background oscillations” (I. Didenkulova, oral presentation on 29.05.2008), “Wave climate variability in the Tallinn area” (L.Kelpsaite, oral presentation on 27.05.2008) “On long-term variations of the wave conditions in the Northern Baltic Sea” (I.Zaitseva, T. Soomere, oral presentation on 28.05.2008)

27 May 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

L.Kelpsaite presented the seminar paper “What lives at the Lithuanian coast?”, May 27, 2008.

20 May 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

I.Zaitseva  presented the seminar paper “On Long-term variations of the wave conditions in the Northern Baltic Sea”, May 20, 2008.

19 May 2008, SEMINAR IN MECHANICS AT THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

I. Didenkulova presented the seminar paper “Main mechanisms of generation of extreme waves”.

13 May 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

E.Pelinovsky presented the seminar paper “Non-linear wave theory”.

8-9 May 2008, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere, public lecture “Hiiumaa in the mercy of sea and waves?” (avalik loeng “Hiiumaa mere ja lainete meelevallas?” in Estonian 09.05.2008) during the days of science organised by the Estonian Academy of Sciences, Hiiumaa, 08-09.05.2008.

6-7 May 2008, WORKSHOP

L.Kelpsaite participated in the workshop on “Risk assessment and environmental security in the Baltic Sea region”, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, 6-7 May 2008, Vilnius, Lithuania

6 May 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

K.Parnell presented the seminar paper “Different experimental methods”, May 6, 2008.

 

April 2008

29 April 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

D.Kurennoy presented the seminar paper “Morphological structure of Gulf of Finland”.

28 April 2008, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the conference of science policy “Teadus – tumm või tummine” (Tallinn, 28.04.2008, in Estonian) and took part in the panel discussion.

22 April 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

T.Soomere presented the seminar paper “Long waves: experiment planning”.

18 April 2008, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere, public lecture “Ferocious storms and high waves on Estonian coasts” (avalik loeng „Kanged tormid ja kõrged lained Eesti rannikul”) Lakewood, Eesti Maja (Estonian House), 18.04.2008

13-16 April 2008, CONFERENCE

I. Didenkulova, T. Soomere and T. Torsvik participated in Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2008 Conference, organised by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), April 13-16, 2008, Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu, Hawaii, with the following oral presentations: “Escalating extremes over descending trends of the northern Baltic Sea wave fields (T. Soomere and T.Healy), “Managed retreat – is it really an option for mitigation of chronic erosion and storm surge flooding” (T. Healy and T. Soomere), “Influence of the initial wave shape on tsunami wave runup characteristics (I. Didenkulova, E. Pelinovsky, T. Soomere, 14.04.2008).

10 April 2008, SEMINAR OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

I. Didenkulova, seminar “Shoaling and runup of long waves generated by high-speed ferries” at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (Ithaca, USA); 10.04.2008.

9 -11 April 2008, CONFERENCE

L.Kelpsaite participated in the conference  “Sea and coastal research 2008” April 9-11, 2008, Palanga, Lithuania with poster presentation: “Closure depth at the Lithuanian coast” (L.Kelpsaite, 10.04.2009)

4 April 2008, SEMINAR OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

I. Didenkulova, seminar “New Trends in the Nonlinear Theory of Long Wave Runup on a Beach” at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT (Cambridge, USA); 4.04.2008.

1 April 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

I. Didenkulova presented the seminar paper “New Trends in the Nonlinear Theory of Long Wave Runup on a Beach”, April 1, 2008.

 

March 2008

26-27 March 2008, WORKSHOP

T. Soomere participated in the Joint MoRST (Ministry of Research, Science & Technology) – DfG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) international workshop on „Future of Environmentally Sustainable Coastal Marine Development” Oceanside Hotel, Mt Maunganui, New Zealand, 26-27 March, with oral presentation “Coastal Marine Hazard and Sustainable Development” (27.03.2008).

25 March 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

D. Kurennoy presented the seminar paper “Introduction to my work”.

18 March 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

H. Herrmann presented the seminar paper “PUZZLE 2 (Computer from inside)”.

11 March 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

E. Quak presented the se/pminar paper “Discrete geometry”.

4 March 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

H. Herrmann presented the seminar paper “Stick-slip oscillations in a mechanical system with friction”.

1-7 March 2008, WINTER SCHOOL

 I. Didenkulova participated in the Winter School “Nonlinear waves 2008” (March 1-7, 2008, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) with a presentation “Estimates of long-wave runup characteristics on a beach” (02.03.2008).

 

February 2008

27 February 2008, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere, presentation „Earth and marine sciences” („Maa ja meri – üks tervik?”), at the annual conference of the Institute of Geology (Geoloogia Instituudi aastapäevakonverents, in Estonian), Tallinn, 27.02.2008.

26 February 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

I. Zaitseva presented the seminar paper “On wind wave statistics in the Estonian coastal waters based on historical observations of Vilsandi”, February 26, 2008.

19 February 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

H. Herrmann presented the seminar paper “Rotating Double Pendulum: An Example for Using a Computer Algebra System in Mechanics“.

11-15 February 2008, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere  participated in the CIB International Conference in Building Education and Research “Building Resilience”, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka 11-15 February 2008, with oral presentation (co-author T. Healy) „Extreme wave and water level conditions in the Baltic Sea in January 2005 and their reflection in teaching of coastal engineering” (14.02.2008).

12 February 2008, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING GROUP

H. Herrmann presented the seminar paper “LaTeX“.

 

January 2008

31 January 2008, SEMINAR OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

I. Didenkulova, seminar “Travelling wave solution in the variable-coefficient wave equation” at the Universite des Antilles et de la Guyane (Guadeloupe, French West Indies); 31.01.2008.