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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Projects 2017 2018

Dalma Island Survey

Hipsey, M., Paraska, D. & Pomeroy, A.

BMT Oceanica Pty Ltd


Project: Research

Research Output 2012 2018

  • 7 Article
  • 3 Conference paper
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
9 Citations

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
2 Citations
Open Access
2 Citations

Sediment transport in the presence of large reef bottom roughness

Pomeroy, A. W. M., Lowe, R. J., Ghisalberti, M., Storlazzi, C., Symonds, G. & Roelvink, D., 20 Feb 2017, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 122, 2, p. 1347-1368

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
sediment transport
Sediment transport

Sediment transport in fringing coral reefs

Pomeroy, A., 2016, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

fringing reef
coral reef
sediment transport


Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Andrew Pomeroy (Recipient), 2009

Prize/award: Other distinction

Fulbright Post-Doctoral Scholarship

Andrew Pomeroy (Recipient), 2018

Prize/award: Prize

Robert and Maude Postgraduate Scholarship

Andrew Pomeroy (Recipient), 2011

Prize/award: Other distinction

Activities 2002 2018

  • 8 Oral presentation
  • 3 Membership of professional association
  • 3 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Pomeroy, A. (Visiting researcher)
18 May 201826 May 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Pomeroy, A. (Visiting researcher)
Feb 2018Aug 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Effect of seagrass canopies on sediment resuspension in a shallow embayment

Nery Contti Neto (Speaker), Pomeroy, A. (Speaker), Lowe, R. (Speaker), Ghisalberti, M. (Speaker)
5 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

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

Pomeroy, A. (Speaker)
25 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Coastal Imaging Research Network

Pomeroy, A. (Participant)
4 Jun 20188 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


EART3337 Coastal Environments

Ryan Lowe, Julien Bourget, Andrew Pomeroy &


Teaching unit (UWA): Course

ENVT3307 Oceanography

Andrew Pomeroy & Gary Kendrick


Teaching unit (UWA): Course

SCIE2204 Introduction to Marine Systems

Gary Kendrick & Andrew Pomeroy


Teaching unit (UWA): Course

SCIE2204 Marine Systems

Renae Hovey & Andrew Pomeroy


Teaching unit (UWA): Course