Forecasting Waves, Currents and Oil Spill Trajectories in Trinidad and Tobago

2018 Trinidad & Tobago Energy Conference
Forecasting Waves, Currents and Oil Spill Trajectories in Trinidad & Tobago
Case Studies of (1) Tropical Storm Bret and (2) the Chaguaramas Oil Spill 2017

Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2018
Time: 9 am to 12 noon
Venue: Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain
Workshop Moderator:
Frank Teelucksingh, Oceanographer/Director of Coastal Dynamics Limited
Presenters:
Nazeer Gopaul, Oceanographer/Director of Coastal Dynamics Limited
Medina Ishmael-Lalla, Coastal Scientist/Numerical Modeller
Cost: Members US$100. +vat and Future-members US$150.+vat.

Background:

Coastal Dynamics Limited (CDL) presents an interactive workshop based on their proprietary real-time forecasting models.

The practical applications of these models include:

  1. Forecasting Waves for Offshore Oil and Gas Industry
  2. Forecast and Hindcast Data for Coastal Applications and Shoreline Management
  3. Quick Response Oil Spill Trajectory Modelling
  4. Fate and Transport of Pollutants
  5. Public Health and Safety

Workshop Agenda

AGENDA  
9:00 am – 9:10 am Welcome and opening remarks: Mr. Frank Teelucksingh, Oceanographer/Director of Coastal Dynamics Limited
9:10 am – 9:50 am Module 1: Wave Forecasting and its Applications,
Mr. Nazeer Gopaul, Oceanographer/Director of Coastal Dynamics Limited
9:50 am – 10:10 am Module 1 question and answer session
10:10 am – 10:25 am Coffee break
10:30 am – 11:10 am Module 2: Current Forecasting with Oil Spill Applications
Mrs. Medina Ishmael-Lalla, Coastal Scientist/Numerical Modeller
11:10 am – 11:20 am Introduction of panellists from the

  • Environmental Management Authority (EMA),
  • Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA),
  • Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI), and
  • Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG)
11:20 am – 12:00 pm Question and answer session with panellists

Intended Audience:

Register for workshop
  1. Oil and Gas Operators and Environmental Personnel
  2. Coastal Zone Managers
  3. Oil Spill Responders
  4. Regulatory Agencies

Moderator:

Frank Teelucksingh, Oceanographer/Director of Coastal Dynamics Limited

Frank is a consultant physical oceanographer working in Trinidad and Tobago and throughout the West Indies. He has 25 years’ experience in providing expert advice in marine environmental projects both small and large throughout Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. His specific areas of expertise include Environmental Project Management, Marine Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Data Collection, and the application of oceanographic and environmental baseline and model data to engineering design and environmental impact assessments. Mr. Teelucksingh has led several Environmental Impact Assessments Projects for regulatory compliance in Trinidad and Tobago and has also participated in regional environmental projects in other Caribbean Islands such as Barbados, St. Lucia, Grenada, Montserrat and Suriname.

Presenters:

Nazeer Gopaul, Oceanographer/Director of Coastal Dynamics Limited

Nazeer is a physical oceanographer with a Master of Science in Applied Oceanography from Bangor University, Wales. He has worked in Trinidad and Tobago and throughout the Caribbean for the past 25 years, providing expert advice on a variety of marine environmental projects including Environmental Impact Assessments and other studies related to oil and gas exploration and development, spill response and shoreline stabilisation design. He has a wealth of experience in the use of oceanographic hydrodynamic models and their application to the Caribbean region having conducted numerous modelling studies of coastal processes including waves, currents, sediment transport and effluent dispersion.


Medina Ishmael-Lalla, Coastal Scientist/Numerical Modeller

Medina has a Master of Science in Applied Marine Geoscience from Bangor University, Wales. She has significant knowledge and experience in the use of DHI’s MIKE21/3 software suite for modelling, data processing and analysis. She spearheads CDL’s numerical modelling department and has developed a forecasting hydrodynamic model for Trinidad and Tobago. Medina has contributed to numerous Environmental Impact Assessments in Trinidad and Tobago by modelling the trajectory and fate of oil spills and drill cuttings discharges.