Annika O'Dea


Program: Robert E. Malouf Marine Studies Scholarship

Assignment: Annika O'Dea used the wave model SWAN to model changes in the wave field at the shoreline due to the presence of offshore arrays of Wave Energy Converter (WEC) devices.  Her work focused on two permitted wave energy tests sites off the coast of Newport, Oregon.

Education: Annika graduated from Vassar College in 2008 with a degree in Biology.  She received an MS in Oceanography from the University of the Mediterranean before changing her focus to coastal engineering. During her fellowship she was a second-year graduate student in Coastal and Ocean Engineering at Oregon State University.  

Professional and Research Interests: Annika is interested in nearshore processes, including wave propagation, coastal circulation, and nearshore sediment transport.