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SSA WA June Meeting - Reflections upon five years of collaborating with WA's offshore energy industry - Dr Edward Cripps

  • 8 Jun 2021
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (WAST)
  • Cheryl Praeger Lecture Theatre, The University of Western Australia
  • 244

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The WA Branch of the Statistical Society of Australia is pleased to announce the details of our June meeting. The invited speaker is Dr Edward Cripps. All visitors are welcome to attend this branch meeting.

Date: Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Time: 6:00 ᴘᴍ
Location: Cheryl Praeger Lecture Theatre, The University of Western Australia


Presentation

Reflections upon five years of collaborating with WA's offshore energy industry

Dr Edward Cripps, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Western Australia.

Over the last five years, and in partnership with the Ocean's Institute, UWA, I have been working closely with members of Perth's offshore energy industry to determine how data science may contribute to their operations and designs.  Offshore engineers typically face decisions that are "one-off"s  with consequences that are potentially significant, suggesting that a robust quantification of uncertainty is required.  The decisions are informed by deterministic engineering models that have metocean processes (those that operate at the boundary of the atmosphere and the ocean) as inputs. I will discuss various methods that produce probabilistic forecasts of metocean processes and propagate these forecasts through their engineering models to inform decision making. Some methods are now implemented by industry and are run daily, some are still under the final stages of construction and some have suggested the need for the development of new statistical methods. 

In this seminar I will attempt to give a broad overview of the statistical techniques employed, what has been achieved for both academia and industry, the pros and the cons of the working arrangement and where I think genuine collaboration can go forward.

Refreshments and Dinner

Members and guests are invited to mingle over wine and cheese from 5:30 ᴘᴍ. onwards at the venue. Visitors are welcome. Following the meeting, all are invited to dine with the speaker at a nearby restaurant. 

Meeting directions

The Cheryl Praeger Lecture Theatre is located on the ground floor of the Mathematics building at The University of Western Australia. Its entrance is on the northern side of the building. See: OpenStreetMaps, Google Maps (points to the adjacent Blakers Lecture Theatre).

Parking is free on the UWA campus after 5:00 pm. A convenient place to park is Car Park 18 accessed from Fairway Entry 1.

REMOTE viewing options

For those that cannot attend in-person, the presentations will be streamed live over Zoom. Please register on this page to get the connection details.

For further information please contact the WA Branch Secretary (ssa.wa.secretary@gmail.com).

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