Wave Engineering Research Group
Wave Engineering Laboratory (wavelab.ioc.ee) was formed on 01.01.2009 to promote and provide a structure for research in water waves and coastal engineering within the Institute of Cybernetics. Currently the laboratory is one of the core units of the Department of Cybernetics in the School of Science and provides competence in coastal engineering and management via the School of Engineering.
The team focuses on complex and nonlinear phenomena in wave dynamics and coastal engineering, and the applications of mathematical methods in wave studies. The scope of research involves, but is not limited to, long wave theory and applications (with emphasize on fast-ferry waves, shallow-water solitons, set-up phenomena, and generic aspects of coastal hazards), surface wave modelling, wave climate studies, and wave-driven phenomena in coastal engineering, with application to integrated coastal zone management. Rapidly emerging new foci are the use of Lagrangian transport of different substances in marine environment for marine and maritime spatial planning, adequate description of hydrodynamic (wave and water level) extremes, the use of satellite data for understanding of processes on sea surface and preventive methods for mitigation of marine-induced hazards.