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MASTS Open Forum Session “Particle Tracking”

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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The MASTS Numerical and Experimental Hydrodynamic Modelling (NEHM) Forum is excited to host a free Open Forum Session on “Particle Tracking Modelling”. The session will include 2 talks from members of the NEHM Steering Group, who will give insights into their work:

Particle Tracking: A powerful and versatile technique for modelling dispersion in the ocean.

Speaker: Dr Philip Gillibrand, Oceanographer and Hydrodynamic Modeller at the Mowi Scotland Ltd Environment Team

Particle tracking models (PTMs) are powerful tools for simulating the transport and dispersion of material in the ocean. By assigning appropriate properties and characteristics to the particles, models can simulate, for example, the dispersion of dissolved chemicals, dispersal of living organisms, settling of particulate wastes and the beaching of floating plastics. Applications include oil spill response, search and rescue, academic research and coastal zone management. This presentation demonstrates the ease with which these different processes can be simulated in a PTM.


Abstract background with dots in different sizes.Particle Tracking Modelling: A practical demonstration using OceanParcels

Speaker: Soizic Garnier, Research Officer at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University

Particle tracking models are extensively used tools for simulating the transport and dispersion of a large range of particulate material in the marine environment. With their increasing use, more user-friendly particle tracking codes have been developed and shared within the scientific community. This presentation will introduce one of them, OceanParcels and demonstrate how to set up and run a simple simulation.

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August 21
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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