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Researcher: Cossu, R (Dr Remo Cossu)

Fields of Research

Marine engineering
Ocean engineering
Naval architecture
Special vehicles
Physical oceanography
Maritime engineering
Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Geophysical and environmental fluid flows

Research Objectives

Water transport
Tidal energy
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Pipeline transport
Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
Energy transmission and distribution (excl. hydrogen)
Wave energy
Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Other environmental management
Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water)
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A comparison of the shear stress distribution in the bottom boundary layer of experimental density and turbidity currents; European Journal of Mechanics, B/Fluids
A cost-efficient seabed survey for bottom-mounted OWC on King Island, Tasmania, Australia; The 4th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2018)
Advanced deepening measures of the seaway in the Elbe Estuary
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle motion response: a nonacoustic tool for blue water navigation; Marine Technology Society Journal
Calculation of flooding areas of the Lesum river, Hamme river and Wuemme river in the Weser estuary
Coriolis forces influence the secondary circulation of gravity currents flowing in large-scale sinuous submarine channel systems; Geophysical Research Letters
Determining the horizontal and vertical water velocity components of a turbulent water column using the motion response of an autonomous underwater vehicle; Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
Development of current-induced scour beneath elevated subsea pipelines; Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science
Dispatchability, energy security, and reduced capital cost in tidal-wind and tidal-solar energy farms; Energies
Estimating flow velocities of the water column using the motion response of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV); 2015 MTS/IEEE OCEANS Conference
Global (latitudinal) variation in sub marine channel sinuosity; Geology
Influence of the coriolis force on the velocity structure of gravity currents in straight submarine channel systems; Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Investigation for a sustainable and environment-friendly flood protection in the Weser estuary (Borgfelder Wuemmewiesen)
Latitudinal variations in submarine channel sedimentation patterns: the role of Coriolis forces; Journal of the Geological Society
Monitoring and assessing offshore/high energy production structures. A report from the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre
Observations and environmental implications of variability in the vertical turbulent mixing in Lake Simcoe; Journal of Great Lakes Research: Devoted to Research on Large Lakes of The World
Parameter identification of a nonlinear model: replicating the motion response of an autonomous underwater vehicle for dynamic environments; Nonlinear Dynamics
Predicting scour beneath subsea pipelines from existing small free span depths under steady currents; Journal of Ocean Engineering and Science
Seasonal variability in turbidity currents in Lake Ohau, New Zealand, and their influence on sedimentation; Marine and Freshwater Research
The evolution of submarine channels under the influence of Coriolis forces: Experimental observations of flow structures; Terra Nova
The influence of coriolis forces on flow structures of channelized large-scale turbidity currents and their depositional patterns
The interaction of large amplitude internal seiches with a shallow sloping lakebed: observations of benthic turbulence in Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada; PLoS ONE
The possible role of Coriolis forces in structuring large-scale sinuous patterns of submarine channel-levee systems; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Tidal Energy in Australia: Assessing Resource and Feasibility in Australia’s Future Energy Mix
Towards a tidal farm in Banks Strait, Tasmania: Influence of tidal array on hydrodynamics; Energies
Variability of sediment processes around a tidal farm in a theoretical channel; Renewable Energy

Research Projects

Mesoscale spatial variability in sea ice thickness, optical properties and algal biomass; New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI)
New frontiers in renewable energy site exploration; 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
Identification of paleolimnological features of Lake Ohau
TGP Spanning Inspection with an AUV

Research Candidate Supervision