Prof Simon Neill

Professor in Physical Oceanography

Contact info

Room: Room 212, Marine Centre Wales     Phone: 01248 383938


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I am professor in physical oceanography, specializing in ocean renewable energy: characterizing the wave and tidal energy resource, understanding wave-tide interaction, optimizing grid integration of arrays of marine renewable energy devices, and quantifying the environmental impacts of extracting energy from the oceans. I am founder and course director of an MSc in Marine Renewable Energy, and committee member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), working on revising IEC Technical Specification 62600-201: Tidal Energy Resource Assessment and Characterization. I am a member of the editorial board of the Elsevier journal Renewable Energy, have written a textbook on marine energy "Fundamentals of Ocean Renewable Energy: Generating Electricity from the Sea", and am lead sediment scientist at FORCE (Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy). I also have other shelf sea research interests, including palaeoceanography, sediment dynamics, and simulating the dispersal of marine organisms and microplastics.


Research Areas

  1. 2020
  2. Simulating the temporal and spatial variability of North Wales mussel populations

    Awdur: Demmer, J., 3 Awst 2020

    Goruchwylydd: Neill, S. (Goruchwylydd), Robins, P. (Goruchwylydd) & Malham, S. (Goruchwylydd)

    Traethawd ymchwil myfyriwr: Doethur mewn Athroniaeth

  3. 2017
  4. Simulating Feedbacks between Tidal Stream Array Operation and the Marine Energy Resource

    Awdur: Goward Brown, A., Ion 2017

    Goruchwylydd: Neill, S. (Goruchwylydd)

    Traethawd ymchwil myfyriwr: Doethur mewn Athroniaeth

  5. 2016
  6. A new proxy for constraining Palaeotidal simulations for the Northwest European Shelf Seas

    Awdur: Ward, S., 3 Hyd 2016

    Goruchwylydd: Neill, S. (Goruchwylydd) & Scourse, J. (Goruchwylydd)

    Traethawd ymchwil myfyriwr: Doethur mewn Athroniaeth

  7. 2014
  8. Coastal and shelf sea hydro-morphodynamic modelling using process-based and data-based techniques

    Awdur: Hashemi, M., Ion 2014

    Goruchwylydd: Neill, S. (Goruchwylydd)

    Traethawd ymchwil myfyriwr: Doethur mewn Athroniaeth