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Researcher: Forrest, AL (Dr Alexander Forrest)

Fields of Research

Special Vehicles
Maritime Engineering
Ocean Engineering
Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Naval Architecture
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics
Physical Oceanography
Ship and Platform Hydrodynamics
Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
Marine Engineering
Environmental Technologies
Wastewater Treatment Processes
Fluidisation and Fluid Mechanics
Climate Change Processes
Surfacewater Hydrology
Surface Processes
Environmental Monitoring
Geospatial Information Systems
Earth Sciences
Interdisciplinary Engineering
Community Ecology
Biological Oceanography
Machine Tools
Machining
Environmental Engineering Design
Innovation and Technology Management
Animal Behaviour
Marine Geoscience

Research Objectives

Environment
Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments
Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (excl. Urban and Industrial Use)
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Intelligence
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Global Effects of Climate Change and Variability (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. Social Impacts)
Water Transport
Pipeline Transport
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Marine Environments
Wave Energy
Marine Oceanic Processes (excl. climate related)
Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water in Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Energy Transmission and Distribution (excl. Hydrogen)
Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Navy
Oil and Gas Exploration
Learner and Learning Processes
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Air Quality
Defence
Fisheries - Recreational
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

12 Days Under Ice – an historic AUV deployment in the Canadian High Arctic; 2010 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) Conference
A cyclonic gyre in an ice-covered lake; Limnology and Oceanography
A heading observer for ROVs under roll and pitch oscillations and acceleration disturbances using low-cost sensors; Ocean Engineering
Application of artificial neural networks to effluent phosphate prediction in struvite recovery; Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science
Artificial potential field for remotely operated vehicle haptic control in dynamic environments; Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
Assessment of subsea pipelines; Annual Conference of the Australasian Corrosion Association 2014: Corrosion and Prevention 2014
Autonomous large scale urchin barren mapping with interferometric sonar; GeoHab 2014
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle motion response: a nonacoustic tool for blue water navigation; Marine Technology Society Journal: The International, Interdisciplinary Society Devoted to Ocean and Marine Engineering, Science and Policy
AUV measurements of under-ice thermal structure; Oceans 2008
Axisymmetric circulation driven by marginal heating in ice-covered lakes; Geophysical Research Letters
CFD Analysis of scour prediction around subsea pipelines; 2014 Australasian Corrosion Association Conference
CFD modelling and validation of an AUV undergoing variable accelerations; 24th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference
Chapter 2: Emerging Mapping Techniques for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs); Seafloor Mapping along Continental Shelves: Research and Techniques for Visualizing Benthic Environments
Climate change impacts on lake thermal dynamics and ecosystem vulnerabilities; Limnology and Oceanography
Conductivity of a cyclonic eddy in an ice-covered lake; 21st IAHR International Symposium on Ice
Convectively driven transport in temperate lakes; Limnology and Oceanography
Digital terrain mapping of Petermann Ice Island fragments in the Canadian High Arctic; 21st IAHR International Symposium on Ice
Drift, drag and deterioration: mapping the fate of large ice hazards; The 22nd International Symposium on Polar Sciences (ISPS)
Empowering undergraduate education through support of student societies; 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Estimating flow velocities of the water column using the motion response of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV); 2015 MTS/IEEE OCEANS Conference
Fate of groundwater inflow in Lake Thingvallavatn during early spring ice-breakup; 13th International Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters
Fine-scale sea ice structure characterized using underwater acoustic methods; Remote Sensing
Free running simulation of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle undergoing a straight line manoeuvre via computational fluid dynamics; Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015
From oceans to lakes: Applying new tools in limnology; Journal of Ocean Technology
Haptic driving system for surge motion control of underwater remotely operated vehicles; 6th International conference on modelling, identification and control
Homing for autonomous multi-platform docking; Pacific International Maritime Conference 2015
Inter-Institutional Student Developed Team Based Project; 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Investigation of under-ice thermal structure: small AUV deployment in Pavilion Lake, BC, Canada; Oceans 2007
Late-summer thermal regime of a small proglacial lake; Hydrological Processes: An International Journal
Limnology of Pavilion Lake, B. C., Canada - Characterization of a microbialite forming environment; Fundamental and Applied Limnology
Multiplatform ocean exploration: Insights from the NEEMO space analog mission; Marine Technology Society Journal
Numerical investigation of the hydrodynamic interaction between two underwater bodies in relative motion; Applied Ocean Research
Ocean floor mapping as a precursor for space exploration; Journal of Ocean Technology
Optimising a route finding strategy for coordinated autonomous maritime platforms; 3rd International Symposium of Maritime Sciences
Optimising a route finding strategy for coordinated autonomous maritime platforms; 3rd International Symposium of Maritime Sciences
Optimizing struvite production for phosphate recovery in WWTP; Journal of Environmental Engineering
Performance evaluation of underwater platforms in the context of space exploration; Planetary and Space Science
Preconditioning of an underflow during ice-breakup in a subarctic lake; Aquatic Sciences
Predicting scour beneath subsea pipelines from existing small free span depths under steady currents; Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science
Preparing a wave adaptive modular vessel for automation; Royal Institution of Naval Architects. Transactions Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology
Quantitative assessment of invasive species in lacustrine environments through benthic imagery analysis; Limnology and Oceanography: Methods
Science lifts lid on murder on the seabed
Scientific field training for human planetary exploration; Planetary and Space Science
Scour propagation beneath a subsea pipeline in high and low energy environments; OCEANS'16
Seasonal controls on sediment transport and deposition in Lake Ohau, South Island, New Zealand: Implications for a high-resolution Holocene palaeoclimate reconstruction; Sedimentology
Seasonal variability in turbidity currents in Lake Ohau, New Zealand, and their influence on sedimentation; Marine and Freshwater Research
Standardizing the struvite solubility product for field trial optimization; International Conference on Nutrient recovery from wastewater streams
Standing waves during ice breakup in a polar lake; 22nd IAHR International Symposium on ICE 2014
Student society based learning; 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education
The influence of an Antarctic glacier tongue on near-field ocean circulation and mixing; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
The measurement of magnesium: A possible key to struvite production and process control; Environmental Technology
Through-ice AUV deployment: Operational and technical experience from two seasons of Arctic fieldwork; Cold Regions Science and Technology
Under the big-ice: fluid-ice structure interaction of the Drygalski ice tonguet; The 23rd IAHR International Symposium on Ice
Under-ice circulation, modified by the Earth’s rotation, in an arctic lake; 22nd IAHR International Symposium on ICE 2014
Under-ice convection in a temperate lake; 33rd IAHR Congress

Research Projects

LAke CUrrents during polar Night in the Arctic (LACUNA); International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT)
Mesoscale spatial variability in sea ice thickness, optical properties and algal biomass; New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI)
Potential impact of low-frequency sound from seismic operations on scallops and fish in the Gippsland Basin; Fisheries Research & Development Corporation (FRDC)
Pulling back the blue curtain: Extending marine remote sensing using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to support ocean management.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Solar Convection and lateral currents under lake ice-cover; International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT)
Working from the other side: Facing the challenges of under-ice for autonomous navigation in Antarctica; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Working from the other side: Facing the challenges of under-ice for autonomous navigation in Antarctica; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
AUV Survey
Equipment Loan - AUV modules
Identification of paleolimnological features of Lake Ohau
TGP Spanning Inspection with an AUV

Research Candidate Supervision

6DOF Motion Response and Manoeuvring Simulation of an UUV
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in Ocean Science Research
Modeling and Simulation of a ROV/AUV Equipped with a Collective and Cyclic Pitch Propeller (CCPP)
Real-Time Measurement and Control Systems of (AUVs) Using Open-Source Software and Microcontrollers - Experimental Approach
Tuning a 6 DOF PID Control Algorithm of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)