Dr Mark Hemer

Senior Research Scientist

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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.

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    ARENA-CSIRO Australian Wave Energy Atlas Project

Academic Qualifications

  • 2003

    University of Tasmania, 2003. Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean

  • 1998

    BSc (Hons)
    Flinders University

Professional Experiences

  • 2014-ongoing

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

  • 2013-ongoing

    Adjunct Associate Professor
    Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania

  • 2015-2015

    Visiting Assoc. Professor
    Kyoto University

  • Sep 2014-Oct 2014

    Visiting Researcher
    UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands.

  • 2012-2012

    Visiting Research Fellow
    University of Colorado

  • 2008-2011

    Research scientist - wind-waves
    CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

  • 2006-2008

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

  • 2004-2005

    Physical Sedimentologist
    Geoscience Australia

  • 2003-2003

    NUI Galway

Achievements and Awards

  • 2007-2009

    CSIRO OCE Postdoctoral Fellowship
    CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

  • 2012-2012

    Visiting Fellowship
    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES): NOAA and CU Boulder

  • 2011-2014

    CSIRO Julius Career Award