There are still significant uncertainties related to climate change predictions and the activities in the Ship Environment Group focus on quantification of these uncertainties and modelling them, on understanding potential impacts of climate change on the ship environment and the consequences to ship design and operations. The Group is also concerned with modelling of extreme and rogue waves, statistical description of these waves, their probability of occurrence and their impact on ship design and operations. The present activities include in addition met-ocean description for ship manoeuvrability in deep water and coastal areas and ship behaviour in these conditions.
- Understanding climate change impacts on future met-ocean conditions
- Modelling of uncertainties related to climate change projections of met-ocean conditions, particularly wind and waves.
- Assessing impacts of changing met-ocean conditions on future ship design and operations.
- Theoretical, numerical and statistical modelling of rogue waves
- Evaluation of probability of occurrence of rogue waves and their impact on ship design and operations.
- Met-ocean description for ship manoeuvrability in deep water and coastal areas and ship behaviour in these conditions.