The workshop, held on Wed 13 May is a virtual event to mark the end of the STORMLAMP research project. The event will involve presentations on lighthouse research and relevant areas from academics, heritage professionals and industry stakeholders. There will also be discussions on future directions for related research.
THE EVENT IS FREE, REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Joining the webinar:
The webinar will be held via Zoom and broadcast on YouTube.
Details will be sent out to everyone who has signed up via Eventbrite the day before the meeting. Registration here.
If you have any problems registering or accessing the event please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 13th May 2020, 13:30 – 16:00 (BST).
13:30 – 14:00 will be a soft start, to chat and resolve any connection issues. Talks will begin at 14:00.
Professor Alison Raby (STORMLAMP Project PI, University of Plymouth)
> Introduction to STORMLAMP
Tom Nancollas (Building conservationist and author of Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet)
> Tom will speak on his experiences of research, writing and publishing his book Seashaken Houses
Rob Dorey (Trinity House)
> Rob Dorey will speak on why STORMLAMP’s research is important to the UK and Irish General Lighthouse Authorities.
Professor Dina D’Ayala (University College London)
> Crests and Throughs: the survival of Victorian lighthouses to extreme wave impact
The talk will provide an overview of the evolution of lighthouse design from earlier examples in the 17th and 18th century to the iconic and enduring solution reached in the 19th century, which has become the standard of construction for rock mounted lighthouses affected by extreme wave loading.
William Allsop (William Allsop Consulting, formerly Technical Director for Maritime Structures at HR Wallingford. Current PhD candidate at University of Edinburgh)
> Predicting safety of (old) vertical walls – the development of understanding and prediction methods
Professor Paul Tayor (Oceans Graduate School, University of Western Australia)
> Towers without rocks – wave loads on offshore wind turbines
For waves hitting offshore wind turbine columns, a simple description is given for the main load distributed up the height of the immersed structure. For breaking waves, an extra ‘slam’ occurs high up. Both are discussed.
Michel Cousquer (Cerema)
> Scientific community to rescue La Jument and l’Ile Vierge lighhouses
Key areas for discussion:
-Avenues for future research and commencing an interdisciplinary proposal?
-Implications for other heritage structures on the coast?
-What socio-economic aspects didn’t we address in STORMLAMP?
Professor Alison Raby, STORMLAMP, University of PlymouthPrincipal Investigator for STORMLAMP and Professor in Environmental Fluid Mechanics, School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering), University of Plymouth.
Professor Dina D’Ayala, STORMLAMP, University College LondonProfessor of Structural Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, University College London. She is head of Civil Engineering and Co-Director of the Earthquake and People Interaction Centre, EPICentre. She is a director of the International Association of Earthquake Engineers and Fellow of the ICE.
Tom Nancollas, Building conservationist and author of Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet.
Born in Gloucester in 1988, Tom Nancollas is a writer and building conservationist based in London. After university, he joined English Heritage to work on church repair grants before moving on to the City of London and its historic townscape. Of Cornish ancestry, Tom maintained a love of seascapes during his work in the capital and became fascinated with offshore rock lighthouses, finding in them a new way of looking at buildings, heritage and, unexpectedly, family.
Rob Dorey, Trinity House
William Allsop founded William Allsop Consulting in 2017 having worked at HR Wallingford for 48 years as Technical Director for Maritime Structures. He has served on ICE Maritime Board, PIANC working groups, and contributed to PIANC, BSI, ISO and ICE working groups, the Rock Manual, Revetment and Exposed Jetties Manuals, and revisions to the BS6349. In 2014, he was appointed an Honorary Professor at University College London, previously Visiting Professor at Southampton, Sheffield, Belfast, and UTM. He is currently a PhD student at University of Edinburgh writing my thesis on: OLD BRITISH BREAKWATERS – HOW HAS HISTORY INFLUENCED THEIR SURVIVAL? – sections of which are appearing in ICE Forensic Engineering, Maritime Engineering, and Engineering History.
Professor Paul Taylor, Oceans Graduate School, University of Western Australia
Michel Cousquer, CEREMA
Michel Cousquer has been working for 15 years at Cerema which is the technical partner for the French Aids to Navigation authorities. He currently is the Maritime Safety Project Manager and he also has been the vice-chairman of the IALA ENG committee since 2018.