December 2012

25 December 2012, REFEREE TO THE MSC THESIS

I. Nikolkina was the referee of the MSc thesis “Long waves in the ocean generated by shock wave from an explosion in the atmosphere” by А.S. Zheltikova (Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia).

21 December 2012, PRESENTATION OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the paper Wave-driven set-up on beaches of the City of Tallinn to the Commission on Crisis Management of the City of Tallinn.

19 December 2012, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

A. Rodin presented a seminar “Theoretical and experimental study of long wave runup on a beach” in the Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia).

14 December 2012, DISTINCTION

Master thesis of Rain Männikus “Improving breakwater configuration in Noblessner Port against wind waves and vessel wakes” (Tuule- ja laevalainete mõju vähendamise võimalustest Noblessneri sadama lainemurdjate rekonstrueerimisel (supervisors T.Torsvik and T.Soomere) won II prize at the state competition of students’ research work.

14 December 2012, SCIENCE POLICY

I. Didenkulova is elected as a Member of the Expert Council of the Rogue Wave Research Center.

12 December 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

B. Viikmäe presented a seminar “Quantification and characterization of mesoscale eddies with different automatic identification algorithms in the Gulf of Finland”.

07 December 2012, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

I. Didenkulova presented a seminar ” Long wave dynamics in the coastal zone: application to marine natural hazards” in the Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia).

04 December 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Torsvik presented a seminar “Drifter data and its analysis”.

02 December 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

Interview with T. Soomere about possibilities to preventively mitigate the environmental impact of potential pollution released by ships by means of optimizing the location of the fairways, broadcast in state radio channel Vikerraadio 02.12.2012.

December 2012 OPPONENT TO THE PhD THESIS

T. Soomere was invited as the external examiner of the PhD thesis “Investigation of access channel sedimentation processes and the impact of capital dredging on harbour circulation patterns” by Kyle Spiers (The University of Waikato, New Zealand)

December 2012 MEDIA OUTREACH: ABOUT US

A short overview about T. Soomere was included into the book Kuulsuste allee. Mustamäe imelised inimesed (The boulevard of celebrities. Sparkling people from the Mustamäe District). Koostaja Piret Mäeniit. Mustamäe Linnaosa Valitsus, Tallinn 2012, 119–121.

November 2012

27 November 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

B. Viikmäe presented a seminar “The importance of sub-grid scale parameterization on current-driven hits to the nearshore from a major marine highway”.

20 November 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

I. Nikolkina presented a seminar “LATEX for scientists and engineers”.

16 November 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

K.Kello, Kuidas uurida kivistunud tormide ajalugu. Tapjalained kuival maal (Petrified history of storms. Monster waves in dry land), Õpetajate Leht (The Teachers’ Weekly), 41/2012, 16.11.2012, p. 12, based on the interview with T. Soomere (in Estonian).

14-24 November 2012, INTENSE COURSE IN WAVE DYNAMICS, KLAIPEDA UNIVERSITY

T.Soomere was invited as Visiting Professor to the Klaipeda University. Assisted by Elena Averbukh, he gave intense course “Wave dynamics” to master students in the faculty of geographic sciences in Klaipeda University.

13 November 2012, LECTURE OUTSIDE THE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

T. Soomere presented the lecture “Wave extremes and Lagrangian transport in the context of Estonian coasts” (Ekstreemlained ja Lagrange’i transport Eesti rannikute kontekstis) on the joint seminar of the teams of Centre for Non-lineasr Studies (Institute of Physics, Tartu).

09-10 November 2012, WORKSHOP

The team of the Wave Engineering Laboratory participated in the Institute of Cybernetics Workshop 2012 in Laulasmaa, Estonia. On 10 November the following lectures were presented:

  • T. Soomere “Applications of wave dynamics and Lagrangian transport for coastal engineering and management”
  • T. Torsvik “Lagrangian particle tracking – influence of particle diffusion”
  • I. Nikolkina “Wave climate in Peipsi Lake”
  • E. Averbukh “Dynamics of long waves and their surface manifestations”
  • A. Giudici “On the compressibility of surface currents in the Gulf of Finland: theoretical foundations and new results on a 1nm model”

07 November 2012, PUBLIC PRESENTATION

T. Soomere presented the lecture “LNG terminali asukohavalik Soome lahe kontekstis” (On potential locations of the LNG terminal on the coast of the Gulf of Finland) to the public forum “Liquified natural gas: challenges and options” (Tallinn, Nordic Hotel Forum).

06 November 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Torsvik presented a seminar “Analysis of wave measurements using spectrograms”.

01-06 November 2012, CONFERENCE

E. Averbukh participated in the mathematical school-conference “Lobachevsky readings 2012″ (Kazan, Russia) and gained a diploma for the best presentation.

02 November 2012, OPPONENT TO THE PhD THESIS

T. Soomere was the first opponent of the PhD thesis “Evolution of statistics of weakly nonlinear unidirectional waves over a sloping bottom” by Mrs. Huiming Zeng (Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway).

 

October 2012

30-31 October 2012, KEYNOTE LECTURE

T. Soomere presented the invited keynote lecture “Towards the new generation of techniques for the environmental management of maritime activities” to the advanced research workshop “Environmental security of the European cross-border energy supply infrastructure” sponsored by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (Moscow, Sergeev Institute of Environmental Geoscience, Russian Academy of Sciences, 31.10.2012).

30 October 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Torsvik presented a seminar “Overview of geoscience software”.

26 October 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

A longer interview with T. Soomere to the popular science program “Puust ja punaseks” (Simply about science) to the radio channel Raadio2 about general wave dynamics and properties of ocean waves.

24 October 2012, SCIENCE POLICY

T. Soomere was co-organiser of the public seminar on doctoral studies and moderated the panel discussion (Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, Estonia).

23 October 2012, SCIENCE POLICY

T. Soomere participated in the spring meeting of the European Academies Scientific Advisory Council (EASAC) Environment Steering Panel (Brussels, Belgium).

23 October 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

I. Nikolkina presented a seminar “Aquatic environmental research: main findings and outlook”.

18 October 2012, KEYNOTE LECTURE

T. Soomere presented the invited keynote lecture “Reflections on marine coastal disaster management and resilience building in the eastern Baltic Sea” to the 1st Annual ANDROID conference (Tallinn, Estonia).

17-19 October 2012, CONFERENCE

E. Averbukh, K. Pindsoo, M. Viška, A. Giudici and M. Eelsalu participated in the 6th international student conference “Aquatic environmental research” (Palanga, Lithuania). Presentations: “Dynamics of surfactants in the field of edge waves in coastal areas” (17.10, E. Averbukh); “The water level rise caused by wave set-up in the urban area of the city of Tallinn, Estonia” (17.10, K. Pindsoo); “Analysis of simulated sediment transport patterns and historical data along the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea” (17.10, M. Viška); “Compressibility of surface currents patterns analysis in the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea” (18.10, A. Giudici) and “Wave energy potential in the coastal waters of Lithuania and Latvia” (19.10, M. Eelsalu).

16 October 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Torsvik presented a seminar “Wave engineering: state of art and future plans”.

15-26 October 2012, EXPERIMENT

I. Didenkulova and A. Rodin conducted an experimental study “Long wave dynamics and statistics of the shoreline motion: influence of the asymmetry and nonlinearity of incoming waves” in the Large wave flume (Großer Wellenkanal) in Forschungszentrum Küste (FZK), Hannover, Germany. The program was funded by Hydralab IV (Joint Research Activities, within the FP7 European Commission Funded Collaborative Research Project, 2010 – 2014). 

15-17 October 2012, SCIENCE POLICY

T. Soomere participated in the ExCom meeting (15.10) and the fall Plenary Meeting (16-17.10) of the European Marine Board (Texel, The Netherlands).

09 October 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

M. Eelsalu presented a seminar “Wave energy potential in the north-eastern Baltic Sea and Estonian coastal waters”.

08 October 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

Interview with T.Soomere to the news program of the international TV channel “The First Baltic Channel” (Pervõi Baltiiskii Kanal, in Russian) about the opinion of the Estonian Academy of Sciences concerning the application for research permit in the Estonian EEZ by Nord Stream AG.

05-07 October 2012, LECTURE TO THE SUMMER SCHOOL

T. Soomere presented the invited lecture “Physics of disasters: tsunami and storm surge” (Katastroofide füüsika: tsunami ja tormiaju) to the VIII summer school on geology “Schola Geologica VIII” (Nelijärve, Estonia, 06.10.2012, in Estonian).

05 October 2012, SHORT LECTURE COURSE

T. Soomere presented a short lecture course on philosophy of natural sciences to the Institute of Theology (Estonian Lutheran Church, 5 academic hours, in Estonian).

05 October 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

Interview with T.Soomere to the state TV channel about the opinion of the Estonian Academy of Sciences concerning the application for research permit in the Estonian EEZ by Nord Stream AG; broadcast within the major news program “Aktuaalne Kaamera” in both Estonian and Russian versions 05.10.2012.

02 October 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY
K. Pindsoo presented a seminar “The water level rise caused by wave set-up in the urban area of the City of Tallinn, Estonia”.

 

September 2012

29 September 2012, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere presented the invited lecture “At the border of sea and land” (Maa ja mere piiril) to the conference on marine sciences organised on the occasion of 10-year anniversary of the Marine Systems Institute (Tallinn, Küberneetika Maja, in Estonian).

25 September 2012, WORKSHOP

I. Didenkulova participated in a Workshop dedicated to EU ERC grants and The Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) (University of Bremen, Germany).

24 September 2012, CONFERENCE organised in the Institute of Cybernetics

The team of the Wave Engineering Laboratory organised the Intense Day on Waves in Fluids, a mini-conference with four presentations by distinguished wave researchers Christian Kharif (Marseille, France), Efim Pelinovsky, Tatiana Talipova (Nižny Novgorod, Russia) and Henrik Kalisch (Bergen, Norway).

20 September 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

E. Averbukh was interviewed by the state radio channel “Raadio4″ about her plans for the research stay in the Wave Engineering Laboratory.

19-21 September 2012, CONFERENCE

K. Pindsoo, T. Soomere and M. Viška participated in the 11th Colloquium on Baltic Sea Marine Geology (Helsinki/Stockholm, Finland/Sweden) with two oral presentations (On the stability of Curonian Spit under changing wave climate, T. Soomere and M. Viška, 20.09; and Decadal variations of simulated sediment transport patterns along the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea, M. Viška and T. Soomere, 20.09) and one poster presentation (Interannual, decadal and long-term variations in the wave fields at the Latvian coast of the Baltic Proper, K.Pindsoo and T. Soomere).

18 September 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

M. Viška presented a seminar “Decadal variations of simulated sediment transport patterns along the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea”.

15 September 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

Interview with T. Soomere on the occasion of publishing the Estonian translation of the book by Gavin Pretor-Pinney “Wavewatcher’s companion”; broadcast twice by Kuku Raadio in Marine Hour.

14 September 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

Interview with E.Averbukh, Fellow of the President of the Russian Federation in the Wave Engineering Laboratory, about her plans for the research stay, with reference to the tsunami research of I.Didenkulova and comments of T.Soomere about the international dimension of the laboratory; broadcast in the major state TV news program “Aktuaalne Kaamera” (Russian version ETV2 19:30, Estonian version ETV 20:00).

11 September 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY
E. Averbukh presented a seminar “Bottom and near-surface processes in the boundary areas of the ocean”.

09-21 September 2012, SUMMER SCHOOL

O. Kurkina participated in the summer school “Fluid Dynamics of Sustainibility and the Environment” organised jointly by the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge, and Laboratoire d’Hydrodynamique et Laboratoire de Météorologie, Ecole Polytechnique Paris Tech (Cambridge, UK).

06-07 September 2012, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere, M.Viška, I.Nikolkina, E.Averbukh, K.Pindsoo and M.Eelsalu participated in the international conference “BACC II: Assessment of climate change in the Baltic Sea basin” (Tallinn, Estonia).

01 September 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

Interview with T.Soomere about the environmental issues in the Baltic Sea in the context of the application for research permit in the Estonian exclusive economic zone by Nord Stream AG; broadcast twice by Kuku Raadio in Marine Hour.

 

August 2012

29 August 2012, REFEREE TO THE MSc THESIS

I. Didenkulova was a referee of the MSc thesis “Numerical model of tsunami propagation in the open ocean and its interaction with the coast” by A.V. Tarasenko (Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia).

28 August 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

T. Soomere was interviewed by the state radio channel “Raadio 4″ with questions about the sensitivity of the Baltic Sea with respect to anthropogenic pressure and about the potential impact of large coastal and offshore engineering structures (such as Nord Stream) on the marine environment; broadcast in the program “Before the noon” 11:40-12:00 (in Russian).

27 August 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

T. Soomere was invited as “Summer Guest” to the state radio channel Vikerraadio in the framework of the 1-hour “line on air” broadcast “Uudis+” (a commented news program) to discuss the past, present and future of the Baltic Sea; live on air 14:00-15:00.

24-26 August 2012, SUMMER SCHOOL

T. Soomere presented the invited lecture “How the sea talks to us” to the summer school “The language of science” organised by teadus.ee in Käsmu, Estonia (25.08.2012).

22 August 2012, CONFERENCE

I. Nikolkina participated in the 33rd General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission (ESC 2012), Moscow, Russia, with an oral presentation “Tsunamis In Russian Rivers, Lakes and Reservoirs.”

16 August 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

T. Soomere presented a longer comment to the state radio channel Vikerraadio commented news program “Uudis+” about the plans of Nord Stream AG to apply for a research permit in the Estonian exclusive economic zone; live on air 12:20-12:40.

29 July-10 August 2012, SUMMER SCHOOL

A. Rodin participated in the Gene Golub SIAM Summer School 2012 “Simulation and Supercomputing in the Geosciences” (Monterey, USA).

 

July 2012

16-18 July 2012, MAJOR INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ORGANISED OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

E. Quak was the Conference Chair and the local organiser of the 10th international Symposium on Geometry Processing. A.Giudici was responsible for technical organisation and K.Pindsoo occasionally contributed to the organisation.

Four other members of The Wave Engineering Laboratory team (T.Soomere, M.Eelsalu, O.Kurkina, M.Viška) attended the symposium and displayed five poster presentations: I. Didenkulova and E. Pelinovsky. Nonlinear dispersive properties of hazardous waves in the coastal zone; I. Didenkulova and E. Pelinovsky, Nonreflecting wave propagation and u-shaped bays; E. Pelinovsky and A. Rodin, Transformation of strongly nonlinear wave in shallow water; O. Kurkina, A. Kurkin and E. Rouvinskaya, Models of KdV-hierarchy for internal waves in a three-layer fluid; The Baltic Way Team, BalticWay: The potential of currents for environmental management of the Baltic Sea.

07 July 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

T. Soomere gave an interview to the state TV channel about the potential environmental impacts of the Nord Stream gas pipeline; reflected as the following news “ERR: Eesti eksperdid on Nord Streami keskkonnauuringute suhtes skeptilised, Postimees Online, 20:55 on 07.07; broadcast in the major news program “Aktuaalne Kaamera.”

 03 July 2012, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

I. Didenkulova gave a seminar presentation “Rogue waves in the World: manifestations and mechanisms of generation” to the Space and Solar-terrestrial research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Science (Sofia, Bulgaria).

 

June 2012

22 June 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH

T. Soomere presented a longer comment to the state radio channel Vikerraadio commented news program “Uudis+” about the role of the oceans and seas in the entire climate system and in the functioning of the Earth’s ecosystem, and about the status and future of the World Ocean and the Baltic Sea; live on air 13:30-14:00.

17-22 June 2012, CONFERENCE

I. Didenkulova participated in the 22nd International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 2012), Rhodes (Rodos), Greece, with an oral presentation “Resonant generation of tsunami waves by submarine landslides in fjords” (19.06).

05-07 June 2012, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere participated in the 35th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) with oral presentation “A preventive method for minimizing environmental risks based on the optimization of the location of potentially dangerous activities” (07.06).

05 June 2012, REFEREE TO THE MSC THESIS

I. Nikolkina was the referee of the MSc thesis “Environmental aspects of wave impact on a sea wall” by Mr. Shahabedin Chatraee (Faculty of Civil Engineering, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia).

May 2012

31 May 2012, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

I. Nikolkina gave a seminar presentation “Rogue waves in the World Ocean” to the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (Geesthacht, Germany).

29 May 2012, INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ORGANISED OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

The team of the Wave Engineering Laboratory organised in cooperation with and in premises of the Estonian Academy of Sciences the joint meeting of the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian FuturICT teams. T.Soomere gave the oral presentation „Search of hidden patterns for environmental management of anthropogenic marine hazards. It was decided to establish the FuturICT Baltic regional hub. T. Soomere was elected the chairman of this hub.

28 May 2012, INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ORGANISED OUTSIDE THE HOME INSTITUTE

The team of the Wave Engineering Laboratory organised in cooperation with and in premises of the Estonian Academy of Sciences the international seminar „Complexity and Crisis Management in Society and Environment.” T. Soomere presented the overview „FuturICT teams and challenges for Estonia”

28 May-01 June 2012, CONFERENCE

Inga Zaitseva-Pärnaste participated in International Symposium on “Seasonal Snow and Ice” in Lahti, Finland with a poster presentation entitled “Interannual variations of ice cover and wave energy flux in the north-eastern Baltic Sea”

21-23 May 2012, CONFERENCE

T. Torsvik and B. Viikmäe participated in the conference JONSMOD 2012 (Brest, France) with two oral presentations: „Spatial pattern of hits to the nearshore from a major marine highway in the Gulf of Finland” (21.05, B. Viikmäe), „Vatlestraumen tidal current – Characterization of local transport properties” (22.05, T. Torsvik)

18 May 2012, CONFERENCE

A. Rodin participated in the conference „The future of the Technical Science 2012″ (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) with an oral presentation „Extreme waves in shallow water”, which won the III prize.

17 May 2012, SEMINAR OUTSIDE INSTITUTE OF CYBERNETICS

A. Rodin gave a seminar presentation „Nonlinear deformation of large amplitude waves in shallow water” to Department of Applied Mathematics of Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia).

15-16 May 2012, SCIENCE POLICY

T. Soomere participated in the spring Plenary Meeting of the European Marine Board (Southampton, UK). He was elected as Vice Chair of this board.

15 May 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Torsvik presented a seminar “Course in Numerical Computing, lecture 8: Discretization methods, The Finite Difference Methods, Matrix Representation, Example: The one-way wave equation, Stability and convergence of numerical schemes, Summary”.

08-11 May 2012, CONFERENCE

The Wave Engineering Laboratory team presented total 10 oral papers to several sessions of the 2012 IEEE/OES Baltic International Symposium „Ocean: Past, Present and Future. Climate change research, Ocean observation & Advanced Technologies for regional sustainability” (Klaipeda, Lithuania):

“Decadal and long-term variations in the wave climate at the Latvian coast of the Baltic Proper” (08.05, K.Pindsoo, T.Soomere, M.Zujev), „A future technology of environmental management of semin-enclosed seas” (08.05, T.Soomere, K.Myrberg, O.Andrejev), „River landslides in Nizhny Novgorod region and a possibility of local tsunami generation” (08.05, I.Nikolkina, I.Didenkulova); „Ship waves in Tallinn Bay, Baltic Sea: their parameters, group structure and runup” (09.05, A.Rodin); „Chronicle of rogue waves for 2006–2011” (09.05, I.Nikolkina, I.Didenkulova), „Optimizing breakwater configuration for vessel wakes and wind waves” (09.05, R.Männikus, T.Soomere, T.Torsvik), „Statistics of shallow water rogue waves in Baltic Sea conditions: the case of Tallinn Bay” (09.05, I.Didenkulova, A.Rodin), „Consistency of residence time calculations based on Lagrangian trajectory analysis in ocean modeling” (09.05, T.Torsvik), „Analysis of the structure of currents in the Gulf of Finland using the Okubo-Weiss parameter” (09.05, B.Viikmäe, T.Torsvik, T.Soomere), „Hindcast of sediment flow along the Curonian Spit under different wave climates” (09.05, M.Viška,T. Soomere), „On the compressibility of surface currents in the Gulf of Finland, the Baltic Sea” (10.05, A.Giudici, J.Kalda, T.Soomere).

 

April 2012

28 April 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH 

An interview with T.Soomere about the visit of the Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the meaning of the signed memorandum of understanding and the activities of the EASAC Environmental Steering Panel; broadcast twice by Kuku Raadio in Marine Hour 28.04.2012.

24 April 2012, SCIENCE POLICY

T. Soomere participated in the spring meeting of the European Academies Scientific Advisory Council (EASAC) Environment Steering Panel (Brussels, Belgium).

22-27 April 2012, CONFERENCE 

I. Didenkulova, I. Nikolkina and A. Rodin participated in EGU General Assembly (Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April 2012) with two oral presentations “A typical wave wake from high-speed vessels: its group structure and run-up” (A.Rodin, I. Didenkulova, 25.04) and “Rogue waves in 2006-2011″ (I. Nikolkina, I. Didenkulova, 27.04).

The Wave Engineering Laboratory team presented total 9 posters: “Statistics of waves within a ship wake” (I.Didenkulova, A.Rodin, 25.04), “Nonlinear interaction of large-amplitude unidirectional waves in shallow water” (A.Rodin, I.Didenkulova, E.Pelinovsky, 25.04), “Waves generated by landslides in rivers: data of Nizhniy Novgorod region” (I.Nikolkina, I.Didenkulova, 25.04), “Effective fully-reflective boundary conditions at the shore for modeling of wave processes in long bays” (Sh.Chatraee, I. Didenkulova, 25.04), “Laboratory study of statistical characteristics of nonlinear long wave runup on a beach” (P.Denissenko, I. Didenkulova, E. Pelinovsky, J. Pearson, 25.04), “Patterns of hits to the nearshore from a major fairway in the Gulf of Finland” (B. Viikmäe, T. Soomere, 25.04), “Nonlinear wave runup in long bays and firths: Samoa 2009 and Tohoku 2011 tsunamis” (I. Didenkulova, E. Pelinovsky, 26.04), “Event driven approach for the identification of the environmentally safe fairway in the south-western Baltic Sea and Kattegat” (X.Lu, T.Soomere, E.Stanev, J.Murawski, 26.04), “Formation of shallow water rogue waves taking into account wave breaking effects” (I.Didenkulova, E.Pelinovsky, A.Rodin, 27.04).

I. Didenkulova was also a convener and a chair of sessions NH5.3/NP7.3/OS2.6 “Nonlinear Dynamics of the Coastal Zone” and NH5.1 “New developments in tsunami science and in mitigation of tsunami risk, including early warning”. She is also a scientific officer of the Natural Hazards (HN) section for “Sea and Ocean Hazards”.

17 April 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Torsvik presented a seminar “Course in Numerical Computing, lecture 7: Stiffness, Events, Multistep Methods, Errors, Performance”.

10 April 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Torsvik presented a seminar “Course in Numerical Computing, lecture 6: Systems of equations, Linearized Differential Equations, Single-Step Methods, Th 2012e BS23 Algorithm”.

03 April 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Torsvik presented a seminar “Course in Numerical Computing, lecture 5: Basic Quadrature Rules, Integrating discrete data, Excercises”.

 

March 2012

31 March, VISIT TO MOLYCORP, SILLAMÄE

T.Soomere visited the Molycorp Ltd., Sillamäe, together with the vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences N.P.Laverov and the Head of the Office for International Research Projects Y.K.Shiyan.

30 March, VISIT OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences N.P.Laverov, Academician-Secretary of the Division of Earth Sciences A.O.Gliko and Head of the Office for International Research Projects Y.K.Shiyan visited the Institute of Cybernetics and the Wave Engineering Laboratory.

30 March, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere presented the paper “Basic research towards solving problems of coastal engineering” to the joint seminar “Challenges in Earth Sciences” of Estonian Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn, Estonian Academy of Sciences.

27 March, CONFERENCE

T.Soomere presented the invited paper “The risk of coastal flooding” (Rannikualade üleujutusrisk Eesti kontekstis) to the special seminar on Environmental Impact Assessments organised by the Estonian Society of Municipal Engineering (Eesti Kommunaalmajanduse Ühing), Tallinn, Lillepaviljon.

27 March 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Soomere presented a seminar “Preparing a Manuscript for a Peer-reviewed International Journal, lecture 4″.

26 March, CENS SEMINAR

T.Soomere presented the paper “Simulated sediment transport along sedimentary coasts of the eastern Baltic Sea” (co-author M. Viška) to the seminar of CENS.

20 March 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Torsvik presented a seminar “Course in Numerical Computing, lecture 4: Models and curve fitting, Censgui, Norms, Householder reflections, QR Factorization, Pseudoinverse and Rank deficiency, Exercises”.

19-21 March, CONFERENCE

T. Soomere presented the invited paper “Simulated sediment flux along the eastern Baltic Sea coast” to the 5th International Workshop “Coastline Changes of the Southern Baltic Sea – Past and Future Projection–CoPaF” together with Workshop “Operational decision-making based on atmospheric conditions (PROZA),” University of Gdansk, Institute of Oceanography, Gdynia, 19–21 March 2012 (20.03.2012).

13 March 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Soomere presented a seminar “Preparing a Manuscript for a Peer-reviewed International Journal, lecture 3″.

06 March  2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Torsvik presented a seminar “Course in Numerical Computing, lecture 3: Bisection, Newton’s method, an intractable example, secant method, fixed-point interation, advanced zero finding methods, value finding, optimization”.

 

February 2012

29 February 2012, PUBLIC SEMINAR

T.Soomere presented the invited lecture “A future technology of environmental management of the Gulf of Finland” to the planning seminar of the Gulf of Finland Year 2014 (Helsinki, Finnish Environment Institute, 29.02.2012).

27 February 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Soomere presented a seminar “Preparing a Manuscript for a Peer-reviewed International Journal, lecture 2″.

23 February 2012, MEETING

T.Soomere participated in the kick-off meeting of the Nordic Hub of the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship project FuturICT (Helsinki, 22–23.02.2012) with an oral presentation “FuturICT in Estonia” (23.02).

21 February 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Torsvik presented a seminar “Course in Numerical Computing, lecture 2: Effect of roundoff errors, norms, sparse matrices and band matrices, interpolating polynomial, piecewise linear interpolation, cubic spline interpolation”.

14 February 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Soomere presented a seminar “Preparing a Manuscript for a Peer-reviewed International Journal, lecture 1″.

07 February 2012, SEMINAR OF THE WAVE ENGINEERING LABORATORY

T. Torsvik presented a seminar “Course in Numerical Computing, lecture 1: Floating-Point Arithmetic, linear equations, pivoting and permutation matrix, LU factorization, operational counts: FLOPS”.

 

January 2012

14 January 2012, MEDIA OUTREACH 

An interview with T.Soomere about progress activities of the Marine Commission of the Estonian Academy of Sciences and about the recently published collection of popular science papers “Scientific thought in Estonia VII. Oceanology. Limnology. Coastal science”; broadcast twice by Kuku Raadio in Marine Hour 14.01.2012.