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Bárður A. Niclasen

Bárður A. Niclasen

útbúgvingarleiðari fyri Orkuverkfrøði, Ph.d., adjunktur í alisfrøði
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Telefon:+298 292562
bardurn(at)setur.fo

About Bárður

Teaching
  • Physics/Chemistry-studyline (Teachers College)
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Introduction course in Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Introductory programming in Matlab
  • Surface Waves and Tides
  • Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • Electromagnetics
  • High school math teacher

  

Research Interests
  • Wave modelling
  • Tidal current modelling
  • Tidal stream energy
  • Forecasts and safety at sea
  • Aquaculture and resuspension
  • MetOcean data investigations

  

Teaching

Description of teaching

  

Lecturer at the University of the Faroe Islands:

  • Autumn 2015: Physics/Chemistry-studyline (Theachers College), 30 ECTS.
  • Spring   2015: Fluid mechanics, 5 ECTS.
  • Spring   2014: Introductory programming in Matlab, 5 ECTS.
  • Autumn 2013: Introduction course for Energy and Environmental Engineering, 5 ECTS.
  • Spring   2012: BSc. supervisor.
  • Autumn 2012: Surface waves and tides, 7.5 ECTS.
  • Spring   2011: Electromagnetism, 7.5 ECTS.
  • Autumn 2010: Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 7.5 ECTS (lecturer for last part of course)
  • Autumn 2008: Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 7.5 ECTS.

  

Part time math teacher (high school level)

    • 2009/10: Vinnuháskúlin
    • 2007/8: Studentaskúlin í Hoydølum
    • 1999/2000: Johannesskolens Gynmasium

    Research

    Research Interests
    • Wave modelling
    • Tidal current modelling
    • Wave and tidal energy
    • Forecasts and safety at sea
    • Aquaculture and resuspension
    • MetOcean data investigations

      

    Projects
    • 2011-12: High resolution Wave climate for the Faroe Islands. Funded by Aquaculture Research Station of the Faroe Islands.
    • 2009-10: Mapping of the tidal stream energy potential in the Faroe Islands. Funded by the Faroese Research Council and electrical power company SEV.
    • 2007-8: Safety on sea and biomass holding capacity from high-resolution wave model. Funded by Fisheries Research Found of the Faroe Islands.
    • 2007-8: A Sea State Forecast System for the Faroese waters. Funded by the Faroese Research Council.
    • 2003-7: An operational wave model for the Faroe Shelf (PhD project). Funded by the STATOIL-Group.

    Publications

    Chronological overview

      

    - Assessing the risk of overtopping waves by lessons learned in time. B. A. Niclasen, [submitted to] Coastal Engineering.

    - High resolution wave climate of the Faroe Islands. B. A. Niclasen and K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2012:03, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2012. [pdf]

    - Technical information related to hindcast forced wave climate estimation for the Faroe Islands ano 2012. B. A. Niclasen, NVDrit 2012:06, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2012. [pdf]

    - On the energy potential in the tidal streams on the Faroe Shelf, K. Simonsen and B. A. Niclasen, NVDrit 2011:01, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2011. [pdf]

    - Wave forecasts and vessel safety: A review of possible operational warning parameters. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, A. K. Magnusson, Marine Structures, 23, 1-21, 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marstruc.2010.02.001

    - Current measurements in Suðuroyarfjørður 2010. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2010:16, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2010. [pdf]

    - Current measurement in Nólsoyarfjørð, 2007. Streymmáting í Nólsoyarfirði, 2007. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2010:14, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2010. [pdf]

    - Current measurement in Leirvíksfjørð, 2009-2010. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2010:05, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2010. [pdf]

    - NWW3 as part of SAR-Weather: initial investigation and thoughts on how to proceed. B. A. Niclasen, NVDRit 2010:13, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands 2010. [pdf]

    - Wave forecasts for the Faroese Shelf: What are our options?. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2009:04, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands 2009. [pdf]

    - Wave induced resuspension in fish farming areas of Suðuroy: an introductory model based investigation. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2009:03, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands 2009. [pdf]

    - Met-Ocean Data Quality Revised. S. P. Heinesen, B. A. Niclasen. White Paper DQS-WP2009-01. Data Quality Systems, 2009.

    - Note on wave parameters from moored wave buoys, B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen. Applied Ocean Research, 29, 231-238, 2007. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2008.01.003

    - Validation of the ECMWF analysis wave data for the area around the Faroe Islands, B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, Fróðskaparrit, 55, 126-144, 2007. [pdf]

    - High-Power Computer Facilities at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of the Faroe Islands. H. P. Joensen, B. K. Jacobsen,K. D. Nguyen, B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, D. Sørensen, NVDrit 2007:09, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2007. [pdf]

    - An operational wave model for the Faroe Shelf, B. A. Niclasen, NVDrit 2006:11, PhD thesis, University of the Faroe Islands, 2006. [pdf]

    - Modelled influence of bathymetry and tidal currents on wave conditions in the Faroese area. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen. Second International Coastal Symposium in Iceland: At Höfn the Town of Hornafjördur 5-8 June 2005. [pdf]

    - Influence of directionality on simulated point wave series. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2005:08, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2005. [pdf]

    - Inspections of possible mooring related problems in wave data from the Faroe Islands. B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2005:08, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2005. [pdf]

    - Current induced variations in measured wave parameters in data from the Faroe Islands, B. A. Niclasen, K. Simonsen, NVDrit 2005:03, Technical report, University of the Faroe Islands, 2005. [pdf]

    CV

    Education
    • 2007 PhD Oceanography (Wave modelling), University of Faroe Islands
    • 2003 MSc Geophysics, University of Copenhagen
    • 2002 BSc Mathematics/Physics, University of Copenhage

      

    Positions
    • 2012-present Assistant professor, University of the Faroe Islands
    • 2007-2012 Project employee, University of the Faroe Islands
    • 2006 Tecnician, Office of Publich Works (Landsverk), Faroe Islands
    • 2003-2007 PhD student, University of the Faroe Islands

       

    Administrative responsibilities
    • 2012/13 Educational Leader for BSc Earth and Ocean science
    • 2013/14 Educational Leader for BSc Energy & Environmental Engineering
    • 2015/--  Educational Leader for BSc Energy Engineering and Energy & Environmental Engineering

     

     

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