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Project: Statistical and physical aspect of extreme waves in coastal areas (EXWACO)

project duration
01-JAN-04 – 31-DEC-07
The project aims at improving the understanding and the description of the statistical and physical properties of individual waves in shallow water records. Detailed records of wave buoys in the Belgian coastal area will be analysed. The analysis is focused on single extreme waves in wave records, and not on the extreme analysis of integrated parameters of the seastate. These intregrated parameters are still needed in the search for possible indicators of increased risk to encounter unusual waves, given the sea state. Such indicators are of great value in forecasting dangerous sea conditions. This information is needed for short and long term risk assessment in order to avoid and/or minimize human, environment and economic loss or damage in sea-affected operations.