International Standard BS EN ISO 19901-1 states:

“Experts in meteorology and oceanography, familiar with the considerations, are needed to obtain reliable and appropriate design parameters. The experts shall be involved with the analysis of the data and its interpretation into the appropriate design criteria.”

“It is important to select a metocean expert with experience in all facets of the process; this includes the hardware and software associated with data gathering (in-situ or remote sensing), hindcasting procedures, data sampling and analysis procedures, and extreme statistical analysis techniques.”

“It is recommended that the metocean experts are integral members of design teams, particularly when the environmental conditions and associated metocean parameters used for the design of proposed structures are based on design criteria for actions (action effects) with long return periods”

PhysE Senior Consultants specialise in exactly this role and offer one or more of the following:

  • Education to Doctorate Level (PhD)
  • Chartered Scientist (CSci)
  • Chartered Marine Scientist (CMarSci)
  • Fellow of the Institute of marine Engineering Science and Technology (FIMarEST)