Research summary

Understanding dynamic tidal drivers of bottle nose dolphin foraging behaviour
Dr Phil Hosegood with Dr S. Ingram (U. Plymouth), Dr C. Embling (U. Plymouth)
Duration: 2014-2015
Funding to Plymouth University: £5,000
Funding Body: Marine Institute

Influence of population connectivity on depth-dependent diversity of deep-sea marine benthic biota
Dr Vasiliy Vlasenko, Dr Alex Nimmo-Smith with Dr K. Howell (U. Plymouth), Dr A. Foggo (U. Plymouth)
Duration: 2015-2018
Funding to Plymouth University: £573,803
Funding Body: NERC

Surface mixed layer evolution at submesoscales (SMiLES)
Dr Phil Hosegood with Dr J.B. Sallee (BAS), Dr J. Taylor (U. Cambridge). Dr R. Torres (PML)
Duration: 2013-2016
Funding to Plymouth University: £470,000
Funding Body:  NERC

Influence of extra-cellular polymeric substances (EPS) on flocculation & contaminant transport in estuaries and coastal waters
Dr Andy Manning with Dr C. Braungardt (U. Plymouth)
Duration: 2013-2014
Funding to Plymouth University: £5,000
Funding Body: Marine Institute

Seasonal controls on shelf-edge nutrient fluxes at the Malin Shelf
Dr Phil Hosegood, Dr Alex Nimmo-Smith with Dr M. Lohan (U. Plymouth)
Duration: 2012-2015
Funding to Plymouth University: £125,000
Funding Body: NERC

Prediction of internal waves characteristics in the Andaman Sea
Dr Vasiliy Vlasenko
Duration: 2012
Funding to Plymouth University: £18,000
Funding Body: Fugro

Worldwide baroclinic tidal forcing
Dr Vasiliy Vlasenko
Duration: 2012
Funding to Plymouth University: £6,000
Funding Body: Fugro

Realistic sedimentary bedform prediction: incorporating physical and biological cohesion (COHBED)
Dr Sarah Bass, Dr Andy Manning with Dr J. Bass (U. Bangor), Dr D. Parsons (U. Leeds), Dr D. Paterson (U. St. Andrews)
Duration: 2011-2014
Funding to Plymouth University: £220,000
Funding Body: NERC

Fluxes across sloping topography in the northeast Atlantic (FASTNEt)
Dr Phil Hosegood, Dr Alex Nimmo-Smith, Dr Vasiliy Vlasenko, CONSORTIUM: SAMS, BODC, NOC-Liverpool, NOC-Southampton, PML, U. Bangor, U. Plymouth
Duration: 2011-2015
Funding to Plymouth University: £580,000
Funding Body: NERC

Streamlining of wave farm impact assessment (SOWFIA)
Dr Phil Hosegood with D. Conley (U. Plymouth), D. Greaves (U. Plymouth)
Duration: 2011-2014
Funding to Plymouth University: €400,000
Funding Body: E.U.

Assessing the sensitivity of marginally stratified shelf seas with a changing climate
Dr Phil Hosegood
Duration: 2011-2014
Funding to Plymouth University: £100,000
Funding Body: NERC

Top predator distribution and behaviour at shelf sea fronts 
Dr Phil Hosegood
Duration: 2011
Funding to Plymouth University: £5,000
Funding Body: Marine Institute

Testing of formulae for the settling flux estimation of natural estuarine cohesive sediment within 3D numerical models
Dr Andy Manning
Duration: 2011-2014
Funding to Plymouth University: £11,151
Funding Body: Marine Institute

Wave Hub baseline monitoring
Dr Phil Hosegood with Dr R. Torres (PML), Dr C. Halsband-Lenk (PML)
Duration: 2010-2011
Funding to Plymouth University: £41,000
Funding Body: NERC

Cohesive Sediment Settling Flux Modelling
Dr Andy Manning, Dr Robert Schindler
Duration: 2010-2011
Funding to Plymouth University: £10,000
Funding Body: Higher Education Innovation Fund

Measurement of the abundance and optical significance of sub-micron sized particles in the ocean
Dr Alex Nimmo-Smith with Dr D. Bowers (U. Bangor), Dr C. Jago (U. Bangor), Dr D. McKee (U. Strathclyde)
Duration: 2010-2013
Funding to Plymouth University: £395,000
Funding Body: NERC

Characteristics of large amplitude internal solitary waves in the shelf zone of the South China Sea
Dr Vasiliy Vlasenko with Dr D. Bowers (U. Bangor), Dr C. Jago (U. Bangor), Dr D. McKee (U. Strathclyde)
Duration: 2010-2011
Funding to Plymouth University: £13,000
Funding Body: Fugro

Marine e-data observations network (MeDON)
Dr Phil Hosegood, Dr Alex Nimmo-Smith, CONSORTIUM: Ensieta, IFREMER, National Marine Aquarium, Oceanopolis, PML
Duration: 2009-2012
Funding to Plymouth University: €9,224
Funding Body: E.U.

Turbulence, sediment stratification and altered resuspension under waves (TSSAR Waves)
Dr Alex Nimmo-Smith with D. Conley (U. Plymouth)
Duration: 2009-2012
Funding to Plymouth University: £361,680
Funding Body: NERC

Acoustical and optical backscatter from muddy, flocculating sediments (FLOCSAM)
Dr Sarah Bass, Dr Andy Manning with Dr P. Thorne (NOC-Liverpool), Dr C. Vincent (U. East Anglia)
Duration: 2008-2012
Funding to Plymouth University: £183,683
Funding Body: NERC

Dynamic response to energy extraction and mixing (DREEM)
Dr Phil Hosegood, Dr Alex Nimmo-Smith
Duration: 2008-2010
Funding to Plymouth University: £184,000
Funding Body: SWRDA

Burnt soil aggregates in fluvial environments (BSAFE)
Dr Andy Manning with Dr W. Blake (U. Plymouth), Dr M. Fitzsimons (U. Plymouth)
Duration: 2008
Funding to Plymouth University: £4,500
Funding Body: Plymouth University

The development of environmental algorithms for water quality meanagement of southwest estuaries
Dr Andy Manning
Duration: 2008-2009
Funding to Plymouth University: £9,024
Funding Body: SHET

Modelling of the Wyville Thompson Ridge overflow
Dr Vasiliy Vlasenko
Duration: 2008-2011
Funding to Plymouth University: £319,000
Funding Body: NERC

Non-traditional baroclinic wave effects in the Strait of Gibraltar
Dr Vasiliy Vlasenko
Duration: 2008-2009
Funding to Plymouth University: £57,400
Funding Body: NERC

Wave-flow interactions
Dr Vasiliy Vlasenko with Dr D. Dritschel
Duration: 2008-2011
Funding to Plymouth University: £60,000
Funding Body: EPSRC

Cohesive sediment flocculation dynamics and their effect on nitrogen concentrations in estuaries
Dr Andy Manning
Duration: 2007-2008
Funding to Plymouth University: £60,000
Funding Body: Plymouth University

Development of estuary morphological models (EstMorph)
Dr Andy Manning
Duration: 2007
Funding to Plymouth University: £4,850
Funding Body: DEFRA

The application of remote sensing to the measurement of marine particle size and their relation to turbulence
Dr Alex Nimmo-Smith with Dr D. Bowers (U. Bangor), Dr C. Jago (U. Bangor), Professor Simpson (U. Bangor)
Duration: 2007-2010
Funding to Plymouth University: £307,434
Funding Body: NERC

Wave hub impacts on seabed and shoreline change (WHISSP)
Dr Alex Nimmo-Smith with (Plymouth University)
Duration: 2007-2010
Funding to Plymouth University: £560,000
Funding Body: SWRDA

A new mechanism for generation of internal waves
Dr Vasiliy Vlasenko
Duration: 2007-2008
Funding to Plymouth University: £55,960
Funding Body: NERC