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Dr Ben Howey

Earth Observation Data Analyst

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+44 (0)1752 633100 (switchboard)


A background in mechanical engineering with a focus on marine renewable energy. Extensive research in the field of interconnected wave energy array architecture through physical and numerical modelling. Currently involved in the operation and development of CMEMS processing chains and developing machine learning algorithms for the prediction of Vibrio cholerae bacteria presence.

Selected key publications

Howey, B. in review. Compact floating wave energy converter arrays: inter-device mooring connectivity and performance. Applied Ocean Research.

Brown, SA; Ransley, EJ; Zheng, S; Xie, N; Howey, B.; Greaves, DM. 2020. Development of a fully nonlinear, coupled numerical model for assessment of floating tidal stream concepts. Ocean Engineering, 218, 108253. doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.108253

Gomes, RPF; Gato, LMC; Henriques, JCC; Portillo, JCC; Howey, BD; Collins, KM; Hann, MR; Greaves, DM. 2020. Compact floating wave energy converters arrays: Mooring loads and survivability through scale physical modelling. Applied Energy, 280, 115982. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115982