Wave climate reports for the Pacific region have been produced containing a summary of the main wind wave statistics of 200 locations and an online ocean wave atlas describing in detail the wave climate with over 400 maps and 40 graphs. Three technical reports describing the oceanography and geomorphology of two field sites, one technical report evaluating the cost of wave energy conversion in the Pacific and two journal articles examining the design of the forecast system for coastal inundation on fringing coral reefs and the transport of coral debris and their role in building beach berms, were also produced.
The improved knowledge on the wave climate and coastal hazards is being used by:
- SPC, SPREP (Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme) and USP to train meteorological officers and marine science students on the impacts of climate change.
- Local engineering firms to design coastal infrastructures.
- SPC to design better forecasting tools for coastal inundation.
- SPC to undertake probabilistic inundation hazard assessments.