In spite of huge progress in the science of ocean waves, there are numerous gaps in our knowledge of their physics, dynamics, extremes and impact on coastal and offshore engineering structures. Our aims are:
- the improvement of our knowledge of the properties of waves of different kinds (wind, internal, surge, ship, long waves etc) in all phases of their life-cycle, from generation, interactions, transformation and propagation until their breaking in the nearshore,
- reaching progress in fundamental aspects of wave science (rogue waves, run-up, set-up, overtopping, nonlinear interactions, applied wave mathematics), with a particular target to quantify more exactly the role of surface waves among marine-induced coastal hazards;
- better understanding and forecast of processes affecting the common types of the Baltic Sea coasts, with a target to develop preventive coastal protection methods using features of Lagrangian transport and site-specific applications for management.