Andrew Pomeroy

Dr, PhD, MSc (cum Laude), BEng (Hons), MIEAust, CPEng

  • The University of Western Australia (M470), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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2017 UWA-AIMS Post-Doctoral Scholar, Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre


Previous positions

2018 Fulbright Scholar, US Geological Survey, Santa Cruz

2012-2017 The University of Western Australia

2006-2009 GHD Pty. Ltd.

Research interests

Understanding the physical processes that occur in coastal waters and how they interact as well as impact ecosystems, infrastructure, and coastlines enables us to to develop strategies to minimize impact, reduce response cost and increase resilience of ecosystems, offshore infrastructure and coastal communities.

I am a coastal engineer and oceanographer working on coastal oceanographic impacts, the transport of sediment and particulate matter as well as changes to coastlines.

Current projects

Sediment transport processes, erosion and biodiversity status at Flic-en-Flac region (Mauritius)

Waiakane Reef Transport Project

Combining new methods to understand sediment transport across fringing coral reefs.

Mega Reef

Understanding the transport of sediment across fringing coral reefs.

In situ oxygen dynamics in seagrass

How waves and currents affect oxygen in the rhizome of Posidonia sinuosa (seagrass).

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering, BEng (Hons.)

Coastal Engineering, MSc (cum Laude)

Oceanography, PhD

External positions

Chair, Coastal, Ocean and Port Engineering Panel (Western Australia), Engineers Australia


Member National Committee for Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Engineers Australia

Member Coastal, Ocean and Port Panel (Western Australia), Engineers Australia


  • Oceans
  • Environmental
  • Built Environment
  • Sediment transport processes
  • Coastal processes
  • Coral reef oceanography
  • Aquaculture oceanography
  • Coastal evolution and storm response

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 8 Article
  • 5 Conference paper
  • 1 Other output
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

15 priorities for wind-waves research: An Australian perspective

Greenslade, D., Hemer, M., Babanin, A., Lowe, R., Turner, I., Power, H., Young, I., Ierodiaconou, D., Hibbert, G., Williams, G., Aijaz, S., Albuquerque, J., Allen, S., Banner, M., Branson, P., Buchan, S., Burton, A., Bye, J., Cartwright, N., Chabchoub, A. & 58 othersColberg, F., Contardo, S., Dufois, F., Earl-spurr, C., Elliott, G., Farr, D., Flynn, J., Goodwin, I., Gunson, J., Hansen, J., Hanslow, D., Harley, M., Hetzel, Y., Hoeke, R., Jones, N., Kinsela, M., Liu, Q., Makarynskyy, O., Marcollo, H., Mazaheri, S., Mcconochie, J., Millar, G., Moltmann, T., Moodie, N., Morim, J., Morison, R., Orszaghova, J., Pattiaratchi, C., Pomeroy, A., Proctor, R., Provis, D., Reef, R., Rijnsdorp, D., Rutherford, M., Schulz, E., Shayer, J., Splinter, K., Steinberg, C., Strauss, D., Stuart, G., Symonds, G., Tarbath, K., Taylor, P., Taylor, D., Taylor, J., Thotagamuwage, D., Toffoli, A., Valizadeh, A., Van Hazel, J., Vieira Da Silva, G., Wandres, M., Whittaker, C., Williams, D., Winter, G., Xu, J., Zed, M., Zhong, A. & Zieger, S., 2019, In : Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

wind wave
wave modeling
sea state

Sediment transport processes over benthic ecosystems

Lowe, R., Ghisalberti, M., Pomeroy, A., Cuttler, M. & Bowyer, C., Mar 2019, Theme 3, Project 3.3 ed. Australia: Western Australian Marine Science Institution.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output


The influence of sea level on incident and infragravity wave-driven sediment dynamics across a fringing coral reef

Storlazzi, C., Cheriton, O., Rosenburger, K., Pomeroy, A. & Lowe, R., 2019, Coastal Sediments 2019: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference. Wang, P., Rosati, J. D. & Vallee, M. (eds.). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing, p. 998-1007

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

18 Citations (Scopus)

Coral reef structural complexity provides important coastal protection from waves under rising sea levels

Harris, D. L., Rovere, A., Casella, E., Power, H., Canavesio, R., Collin, A., Pomeroy, A., Webster, J. M. & Parravicini, V., Feb 2018, In : Science Advances. 4, 2, 7 p., 4350.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Projects 2017 2021

Activities 2002 2018

The impact of bathymetry and roughness on the transport of reef generated sediment

Andrew Pomeroy (Speaker)
10 Jul 2018

Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Andrew Pomeroy (Visiting researcher)
18 May 201826 May 2018

Activity: External visitsVisiting an external academic institution

Effect of seagrass canopies on sediment resuspension in a shallow embayment

Nery Contti Neto (Speaker), Andrew Pomeroy (Speaker), Ryan Lowe (Speaker), Marco Ghisalberti (Speaker)
5 Sep 2018

Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar

Coastal Imaging Research Network

Andrew Pomeroy (Participant)
4 Jun 20188 Jun 2018

Activity: Conferences and workshopsParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

The impact of bathymetry and roughness on the transport of reef generated sediment

Andrew Pomeroy (Speaker)
25 Jul 2018

Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar