After an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, a Masters in Fluid Mechanics and a PhD in Physical Oceanography on 'Mixing and Stratifying Processes in the Oceanic Mixed Layer and Seasonal Thermocline', all in the UK, Prof Lucy Wyatt worked as a PostDoc in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA investigating mixing across density interfaces.

After two years she moved back to the UK and worked on baroclinic instability in the Reading Department of Meteorology atmospheric modelling group,  before moving to the Radar Group in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering as part of a team developing oceanographic HF radar systems. This has been the subject of her research ever since and she now calls herself a Radio Oceanographer.

Prof Wyatt eventually took up a more permanent academic position at the University of Sheffield in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and she is currently on three years leave of absence. At Sheffield she have been involved with the development of new methods to extract wave and wind information from these radar systems and in a number of national and international experiments to validate these measurements.

The Australian Coastal Ocean Radar Network (ACORN) is a facility of the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) funded by the Federal Government.

  • HF radar oceanography
  • Ocean surface waves
  • Signal Processing
  • 2011 to 2014 - Director, ACORN, James Cook University (School of Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  • 1999 to 2011 - Professor, University of Sheffield (UK)
  • 1997 to 1999 - Reader, University of Sheffield (UK)
  • 1995 to 1997 - Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield (UK)
  • 1987 to 1995 - Lecturer, University of Sheffield (UK)
  • 1981 to 1987 - Research Fellow, University of Birmingham (UK)
  • 1979 to 1980 - Research Fellow, University of Reading (UK)
  • 1976 to 1978 - Research Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University (USA)
  • 1973 to 1976 - PhD student, University of Southampton (UK)
  • 1972 to 1973 - MSc student, University of Bristol (UK)
  • 1969 to 1972 - BSc Student, University of Manchester (UK)

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores a total of 15 research outputs authored by Prof Lucy Wyatt from 2008 onwards.

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Department of Industry - Education Investment Fund

Integrated Marine Observing System - Australian Coastal Ocean Radar Network

Indicative Funding
$2,488,177 over 4 years (administered by UTAS)
Maintain and operate 6 radar sites. Provide near real-time, raw and delayed mode data to eMII to enable eMII to deliver radar data and products to the Nodes.
Lucy Wyatt, with the help of Arnstein Prytz, Daniel Atwater and Mal Heron (College of Marine & Environmental Sciences)
HF Radar; Oceanography; coastal monitoring; IMOS

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