Remy has a Master's in Oceanography from the National Oceanography Centre of Southampton, UK and 13 years of experience as a Physical Oceanographer. Since graduating, Remy has spent many hours at sea deploying moorings and conducting hydrographic surveys. He now specializes in local-scale hydrodynamic modeling.
Remy has modeled all major New Zealand ports for dredging, navigation or bio-security applications:
Simon is a physical oceanographer with over 13 years of experience in modelling and analysis of nearshore waves and coastal processes at open coasts, inlets, ports and estuarine environments.
He holds a Master of Science from Waikato University (New Zealand) where he focused on the hydrodynamic and morphological impact of a submerged reef structure on the nearshore beach system. Throughout his career, Simon has ascended to a pivotal role as a key senior scientist and modeler within the consultancy team at MetOcean Solutions, now the oceanographic division of the Meteorological Service of New Zealand. Proficient in a wide range of numerical modeling tools, he has provided expert consultation at numerous coastal locations in both New Zealand and Australia, including for major commercial ports. He was the lead wave and sediment transport modeller for several large multi-faceted NZ port development projects (Otago, Lyttelton, Gisborne) which included morphodynamic modelling of dredged channels and disposal grounds, port basin agitation, and assessment of project's impact on wave mechanics of nearby surf breaks of national significance. His expertise extends to oceanic dispersion modelling to assess impacts of oil spill, dredging activities, pollution, connectivity studies or support search and rescue. He was recently involved in the MBIE-funded Moana R&D project where he supported studies on shellfish larvae connectivity around New Zealand and explored machine learning applications for the prediction of marine heatwaves.
Furthermore, Simon serves as a scientific advisor for citizen science projects with a specific focus on gathering ocean or environmental data (e.g. eDNA) from sailing boats. He was an advisor for the Scientific Program of the last edition of offshore sailing race "The Ocean Race" (formerly known as the Volvo Ocean Race).