Dr Mark Hemer

Senior Research Scientist


Dr Mark Hemer is a CSIRO research scientist specializing in surface ocean waves. His research on the climatological variability and change of surface waves and the implications for coastal risk management is regarded internationally. Further research interests include wave energy resource and impact assessments, and the role of waves in surface ocean and atmosphere dynamics.

Science and Professional Areas

  • Climatological variability and change of coastal stressors
  • surface waves
  • Ocean renewable energy - resources, constraints and environmental impacts
  • Air-sea interaction

Current Roles

  • Project LeaderARENA-CSIRO Australian Wave Energy Atlas Project

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.DUniversity of Tasmania, 2003. Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean2003
  • BSc (Hons)Flinders University1998

Professional Experiences

  • Senior Research ScientistCSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere2014 - ongoing
  • Adjunct Associate ProfessorAustralian Maritime College, University of Tasmania2013 - ongoing
  • Visiting Assoc. ProfessorKyoto University2015 - 2015
  • Visiting ResearcherUNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands.Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
  • Visiting Research FellowUniversity of Colorado2012 - 2012
  • Research scientist - wind-wavesCSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research2008 - 2011
  • Postdoctoral Research FellowCSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research2006 - 2008
  • Physical SedimentologistGeoscience Australia2004 - 2005
  • Post-DocNUI Galway2003 - 2003

Achievements and Awards

  • CSIRO OCE Postdoctoral FellowshipCSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research2007 - 2009
  • Visiting FellowshipCooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES): NOAA and CU Boulder2012 - 2012
  • CSIRO Julius Career AwardCSIRO2011 - 2014

Contact information

Postal address:

GPO BOX 1538