Dr Peter Robins
Office location: Room 115, Marine Centre Wales, Menai Bridge
(Tel: 01248 383961)
I am a Senior Lecturer in Physical Oceanography at the School of Ocean Sciences. I was awarded my Degree in Physical Oceanography and Mathematics at Bangor University in 2003 and my Ph.D in 2008, where I investigated internal tides in the Gareloch: a Scottish fjord. My postdoctoral and academic career has focused on physical modelling studies for Marine Renewable Energy, Coastal and estuarine processes including morphodynamics and water quality, and Biophysical larval transport.
I develop computer models to simulate ocean processes, whether this is realistic representations of the past or future, or hypothetical scenarios such as a proposed coastal alteration like flood mitigation measures. I have studied estuaries at fine scales to understand their sensitivity to complex interactions of rivers, tides, surges and sea-level rise, and how these interactions control coastal flooding, plastic dispersal, water quality and human health. I develop methods to characterise the bio-physical dispersal of larvae to help understand population dynamics and aid fishery and shellfishery management. I am interested in characterising variabilities in tidal energy available for our exploitation as a renewable electricity source – and quantifying the likely environmental implications that this may have.
Adoption of viral environmental surveillance tools to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic [REF2021]
David Jones (Cyfranogwr), James McDonald (Cyfranogwr), Kata Farkas (Cyfranogwr), Shelagh Malham (Cyfranogwr), Lewis Le Vay (Cyfranogwr), Colin Jago (Cyfranogwr), Peter Robins (Cyfranogwr) & Julia Patricia Gordon Jones (Cyfranogwr)
Effaith: Economegol, Amgylchedd, Ansawdd Bywyd / Iechyd, Polisi a Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus
Ocean Renewable Energy: Improved resource assessment and characterisation drives development of second-generation tidal energy technology [REF2021]
Effaith: Economegol, Amgylchedd, Polisi a Gwasanaethau Cyhoeddus, Technegol