Dr Daniel Conley
Associate Professor (Reader) in Coastal Dynamics Modelling (Wave Hub)
School of Biological & Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science & Engineering)
Daniel is an Associate Professor (Reader) and leader of the Coastal Processes Research Group at Plymouth University. Prior to that he was a Research Scientist at the NATO Undersea Research Centre in La Spezia Italy. Daniel brings over 30 years experience in collecting field measurements in coastal and estuarine environments across the globe. He has particular expertise in the measurement and modelling of coastal sediment transport as well as experience in assessing resources and impacts for marine renewable energy developments.
1993 Ph.D. in Oceanography (Applied Ocean Science), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla Ca. USA, 199
1980 B.S. (Ocean Engineering), B.S. (Geophysics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Ma. USA, 1980
10/2000 – 10/2007 Research Scientist, NATO Undersea Research Centre, La Spezia Italy
2/1993 - 9/2000 Assistant Professor, Marine Science Research Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook.
11/1997 - 8/1999 Visiting Scientist, ENEA Santa Teresa Marine Environmental Research Centre, Santa Teresa, Italy.
9/1986 - 1/1993 Research Assistant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California.
1982 Seismic Analyst. U. S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, Ca.
1980 - 1981 Wire-line Engineer. Houston Offshore District, Schlumberger Offshore Services, Houston, TX.
American Geophysical Union
Coastal Education Research Foundation
Roles on external bodies
Member of Steering Committee for Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference
Member of Marine Sciences panel for proposal evaluation for Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation
- Nearshore Processes
- Coastal Oceanography
- Water wave mechanics
- Sediment Transport
- Measurements and Data Analysis.
- Sediment transport under waves
- Wave and Tidal Energy
- Nearshore monitoring
- Estuarine circulation and tidal mixing
- Wave modeling
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
- Matthew Archer – BSc completed 2009, Honors Thesis: “WERA HF radar measurements of wind direction in the South Atlantic Bight” Univ. Plymouth.
- Silvia Falchetti – PhD completed 2009, Dissertation: “Hydro-morphodynamics of the nearshore-shoreline: experimental and theoretical modeling.” Univ. Genova.
- Charlene Sullivan-MS completed 2005, Thesis: “Effects of waves and tides on residual circulation at a modified tidal inlet.” SUNY Stonybrook.
- Silvia Falchetti – Laurea completed 2005, Thesis: “Morphodynamic shoreline boundary condition;, a field experiment.” Univ. Genova.
- Frank Buonaiuto – MS completed 1999, Thesis: “A numerical investigation of natural sand bypassing at a coastal inlet., SUNY Stonybrook.
- John Griffin-MS completed 2000, Thesis: “Field measurements of bed stress under swash.” SUNY Stonybrook.
Grants & contracts
- NERC Responsive Mode Grant, “Turbulence, sediment stratification and altered resuspension under waves (TSSAR Waves)”, 05/10/09-04/10/12, £361,680, D. C. Conley & A. Nimmo-Smith.
- Great Wester Research PhD studentship award, “Development of a resource assessment tool for tidal power generation devices: Regional Modelling” £59.200. D.C. Conley.
- NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation, “Airborne Forward Eyes” 1/1/2006-12/31/2006, €390.000. D.C. Conley.
- NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation, “Forward Eyes final development and demonstration” 1/1/2005-12/31/2005, €450.000. D.C. Conley & A. Trangeled.
- NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Transformation, “Forward Eyes system development” 1/1/2004-12/31/2004 $600,000. D.C. Conley & A. Trangeled.
- NY SeaGrant, “Bathymetric Evolution of a Tidal Inlet”, 2/1/00-1/31/02, $156,029, D. C. Conley & R. Flood.
- US Army Corps of Engineers, “Bypassing of sand at tidal inlets”, 1/1/00-12/31/03, $176,639, H. Bokuniewicz, R.E. Wilson, D.C. Conley.
- ONR, “Patterns of Transport Partitioning in the Nearshore.”, 10/1/99-9/30/00, $44,268. D. C. Conley.
- ONR, “Fluid-Sediment Interactions in the Nearshore”, 10/1/97-9/30/99, $84,181. D. C. Conley.
- NY SeaGrant, “Sediment Bypassing at Moriches Inlet”, 2/1/96-1/31/98, $78,572, D. C. Conley.
- National Park Service, “Numerical Modeling of Fire Island National Seashore storm breach impacts upon circulation and water quality of Great South Bay, NY”, 8/1/94-12/31/96, $86,898, D. C. Conley.
- NY State Dept. Environmental Conservation, “Impact of Westhampton Breach on Salinity in Moriches Bay”, 4/1/93-9/31/94, $26,600. D. C. Conley.
- NY SeaGrant, “Impact of Westhampton Breach on Tidal Elevations in Moriches Bay”, 4/1/93-4/31/94, $11,495. D. C. Conley.
- Centre of Excellence in Naval Oceanographic Research and Education
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