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  • Dr Andrew W M Pomeroy
    Research Associate & Fulbright Scholar

  • Oceans Institute and Graduate School
    The University of Western Australia

Understanding the physical processes that occur in coastal waters and how they interact as well as impact ecosystems, infrastructure, and coastlines enables us to to develop strategies to minimize impact, reduce response cost and increase resilience of ecosystems, offshore infrastructure and coastal communities.

I am a coastal engineer and oceanographer working on coastal oceanographic impacts, the transport of sediment and particulate matter as well as changes to coastlines.

Applications of my work

Applications.

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Mega Reef

Understanding the transport of sediment across fringing coral reefs.

About.

APPOINTMENTS

  • Fulbright Scholar
    Australian-American Fulbright Commission

    US Geological Survey, Santa Cruz

  • Research Associate
    Oceans Institute and Graduate School
    The University of Western Australia

Research Associate
School of Earth Sciences | ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
The UWA Oceans Institute
The University of Western Australia
Crawley, Australia

Engineer and Project Manager
GHD Pty. Ltd.

Melbourne, Australia

Site Engineer
Island Coastal Construction

Prince Edward Island, Canada

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy
    The University of Western Australia

  • Master of Engineering (Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management) cum laude
    Delft University of Technology

    The Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Polytechnic University of Barcelona

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with honours
    The University of Melbourne

TERTIARY TEACHING

Role: Unit Coordinator / Lecturer of Physical Oceanography
This unit covers an introduction to the physics of the ocean; physical properties of sea water; global distribution of temperature and salinity; dynamics governing motion in the ocean; barotropic and baroclinic ocean circulation; heat and salt budgets; water mass formation; major ocean biogeochemical cycles; the dynamics of coastal primary to secondary biological production; and the interaction of ocean processes with benthic biological communities.

Role: Lecturer of Geomorphology and Coastal Oceanography
This unit provides an introduction to the multidisciplinary aspects of marine science. Using the framework of the local WA marine environment, it outlines how the multidisciplinary aspects of marine science are essential in understanding and managing such an ecosystem. Aspects covered include oceanography, geology and geomorphology and marine biology. Students obtain an introduction to the multidisciplinary aspects of marine science; and develop an understanding of the principles of oceanography, geology and geomorphology and how marine organisms interact with the environment.

Role: Laboratory and Field Demonstrator
The Australian coastline is a dynamic environment, dominated by ocean processes, the movement of sediments, and presence of marine ecosystems. A detailed understanding of coastal processes is ultimately required to successfully manage the ever increasing demands humans place on coasts. This unit examines the processes that shape the coastal environment including coastal weather systems; nearshore ocean processes (e.g. tides, waves, nearshore currents); sediment types and transport; coastal erosion; coastal water quality; and an introduction to integrated coastal zone management. Students are able to (1) understand how ocean and atmosphere processes drive water motion in the nearshore ocean; (2) know the major sources, physical properties and transport mechanisms of coastal sediments; (3) understand the physical drivers of coastal morphological change; (4) collect, analyse, report on coastal field datasets; and (5) develop a broad appreciation of the relevance of coastal processes to coastal zone management and planning.

COMMITTEES

  • Coastal, Ocean and Port Engineering Panel (Western Australia)
    Chair (2016 – current), Secretary: 2012, Member (2012 – current)

  • National Committee for Coastal and Ocean Engineering (Engineers Australia)
    Member (2016 – current)

  • Matariki University Network workshop on Ocean Extremes
    (Member of Organizing Committee, 2017)

  • Western Australia Marine Science Blueprint Advisory Forum
    (2016 – Current)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
    (since 2017)

  • The Institution of Engineers Australia
    (since 2002)

  • Tropical Research Network, Australia
    (2012-2015)

Latest Publications.

Spatial variability of sediment transport processes over intra- and subtidal timescales within a fringing coral reef system

Pomeroy, Andrew W M; Lowe, Ryan J; Ghisalberti, Marco; Winter, Gundula; Storlazzi, Curt; Cuttler, Michael

Spatial variability of sediment transport processes over intra- and subtidal timescales within a fringing coral reef system (Journal Article)

2018.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

Healthy coral reefs help maintain coastal protection under rising global sea levels

Harris, Daniel L; Rovere, Alessio; Casella, Elisa; Power, Hannah; Canavesio, Remy; Collin, Antoine; Pomeroy, Andrew; Webster, Jody M; Parravicini, Valeriano

Healthy coral reefs help maintain coastal protection under rising global sea levels (Journal Article)

Science Advances, 4 (2), pp. eaao4350, 2018.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

In situ oxygen dynamics in rhizomes of Posidonia sinuosa: impact of light, water column oxygen, current speed and wave velocity

Olsen, Ylva S; Fraser, Matthew W; Martin, Belinda C; Pomeroy, Andrew; Lowe, Ryan; Pedersen, Ole; Kendrick, Gary A

In situ oxygen dynamics in rhizomes of Posidonia sinuosa: impact of light, water column oxygen, current speed and wave velocity (Journal Article)

Marine Ecology Progress Series, Forthcoming.

(Links | BibTeX)

Sediment transport in the presence of large reef bottom roughness

Pomeroy, Andrew W M; Lowe, Ryan J; Ghisalberti, Marco; Storlazzi, Curt; Symonds, Graham; Roelvink, Dano

Sediment transport in the presence of large reef bottom roughness (Journal Article)

Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122 (2), pp. 1347-1368, 2017.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

Spectral wave-driven sediment transport across a fringing reef

Pomeroy, Andrew W M; Lowe, Ryan J; Dongeren, Ap Van R; Ghisalberti, Marco; Bodde, William; Roelvink, Dano

Spectral wave-driven sediment transport across a fringing reef (Journal Article)

Coastal Engineering, 98 , pp. 78-94, 2015.

(Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

Recent Presentations.

Opportunities and challenges in aquaculture

Pomeroy, Andrew W M

Opportunities and challenges in aquaculture (Workshop)

Matariki Workshop on Marine Extremes, 2017.

(BibTeX)

Sediment transport over benthic habitats – corrections for sediment transport models

Lowe, Ryan J; Ghisalberti, Marco; Pomeroy, Andrew W M; Etminan, Vahid; Cuttler, Michael; Symonds, Graham

Sediment transport over benthic habitats – corrections for sediment transport models (Conference)

WAMSI Research Conference, 2017.

(BibTeX)

The impact of bathymetrically driven changes in the wave spectrum on sediment transport in submerged reef canopies and lagoons

Pomeroy, Andrew W M

The impact of bathymetrically driven changes in the wave spectrum on sediment transport in submerged reef canopies and lagoons (Conference)

Wind Waves, 2017.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

Improving sediment transport predictions in coral reefs: processes that need consideration

Pomeroy, Andrew W M

Improving sediment transport predictions in coral reefs: processes that need consideration (Workshop)

2017.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

Healthy coral reefs help maintain coastal protection under rising global sea levels

Harris, Daniel L; Rovere, Alessio; Casella, Elisa; Power, Hannah; Canavesio, Remy; Collin, Antoine; Pomeroy, Andrew; Webster, Jody M; Parravicini, Valeriano

Healthy coral reefs help maintain coastal protection under rising global sea levels (Conference)

90th Australian Coral Reef Society Conference, Townsville, 2017.

(Abstract | BibTeX)

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