Mr Kaya Wilson

Mr Kaya Wilson

Research Associate

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

Kaya Wilson is an accredited hydrographic surveyor currently researching the potential impact of tsunami to NSW. Research includes both earthquake and submarine landslide generated tsunami. He holds a Bachelor of Marine Science, a Masters in Hydrography and has worked in both private industry and federal government before commencing a PhD here at UoN. 


Qualifications

  • Master of Science, University of Plymouth
  • Bachelor of Marine Science, Macquarie University

Keywords

  • bathymetry
  • hydrography
  • submarine landslides
  • tsunami
  • tsunami modelling

Languages

  • Spanish (Working)
  • Mandarin (Working)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
040305 Marine Geoscience 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
26/03/2010 - 17/01/2012 Hydrographic Surveyor

Hydrogprahic Surveyor responsible for data, collection and management and contributing to international data collaborations. 

Geoscience Australia
Australia
15/09/2008 - 7/02/2011 Hydrographic Surveyor

Hydrographic Surveyor working offshore in global locations

DOF Subsea Pty Ltd (Australia)
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Wilson OA, Power HE, 'Tsunami Inundation Modelling in Estuaries: Sensitivity to Variation in Tide from an Emergency Management Perspective', JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH, 1262-1266 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.2112/SI75-253.1
Co-authors Hannah Power

Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Wilson OA, Power HE, Hanslow D, Sexton J, Mollison K, 'Tsunami inundation in New South Wales estuaries: Developing new attenuation rules', Australian Coasts and Ports 2015 Conference (2015) [E1]

This study aims to develop new attenuation rules for tsunamis in NSW estuaries. The results of the study will be presented in full at the 2015 Coasts and Ports conference in Auckl... [more]

This study aims to develop new attenuation rules for tsunamis in NSW estuaries. The results of the study will be presented in full at the 2015 Coasts and Ports conference in Auckland, New Zealand.

Co-authors Hannah Power
2015 Power HE, Clarke SL, Wilson O, Hubble TTCT, 'Tsunami hazard from submarine landslides: 3D inundation modelling in New South Wales, Australia', Australian Coasts and Ports 2015 Conference (2015) [E1]

This study has assessed the current state of knowledge regarding the potential for tsunami impact on the NSW coastline from submarine mass failure events. 2D modelling suggests th... [more]

This study has assessed the current state of knowledge regarding the potential for tsunami impact on the NSW coastline from submarine mass failure events. 2D modelling suggests that there is the potential for sizeable coastal flow depths, however, the lateral extent of the impact is not estimated using these methods. Preliminary 3D modelling results suggest that models are highly sensitive to model input factors resulting in significant variation in the initial sea surface waveform. This then results in varied inundation footprints. Full 3D modelling results will be presented at the conference.

Co-authors Hannah Power
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Mr Kaya Wilson

Position

Research Associate
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Contact Details

Email kaya.wilson@newcastle.edu.au
Link UoN Blogs

Office

Location Callaghan Campus
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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