Mr Oliver Billson
Profiles

Mr Oliver Billson

Teaching and Support Assistant

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

PhD Researcher (Coastal Processes Research Group) 

In collaboration with The University of Liverpool

Qualifications

BSc Ocean Science (2012-2015) University of Plymouth

MSc Applied Marine Science (2015/16) University of Plymouth 

Research interests

The role of infragravity waves in coastal change

Nearshore field data collection, under high energy conditions 

Other research

Potential of recreational water users for the collection of oceanographic data

Data collection on Smart Fin Project: https://smartfin.org/

Grants & contracts

Travel Grants 

13th Graduate Climate Conference - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, November 2019 (Fully funded by conference organisers)

International Conference on Coastal Sediments - Florida, May 2019 (Part-funded by Plymouth Marine Science and Education Foundation (PlyMSEF)) 


Key publications are highlighted

Journals

First Author:
Billson, O.; Russell, P.; Davidson, M. Storm Waves at the Shoreline: When and Where Are Infragravity Waves Important? J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2019, 7, 139. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse7050139

Co-author:
McCarroll, R.J.; Masselink, G.; Wiggins, M.; Scott, T.; Billson, O.; Conley, D.C.; Valiente, N.G. High‐efficiency gravel longshore sediment transport and headland bypassing over an extreme wave event. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 2019, esp.4692. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4692 

Brewin, R.J.W.; Hyder, K.; Andersson, A.J.; Billson, O.; Bresnahan, P.J.; Brewin, T.G.; Cyronak, T.; Dall’Olmo, G.; Mora, L.; Graham, G.; Thomas, J.; Dionysios, R. Expanding aquatic observations through recreation. Front. Mar. Sci. 2017,4. 
https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2017.00351

Brewin, R.J.W.; de Mora, L.; Billson, O.; Jackson, T.; Russell, P.; Brewin, T.G.; Shutler, J.D.; Miller, P.I.; Taylor, B.H.; Smyth, T.J.; Fishwick, J.R. Evaluating operational AVHRR sea surface temperature data at the coastline using surfers. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 2017, 196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.07.011 

Conference Papers

Billson, O.; Russell, P.; Davidson, M.; Wiggins, M.; Mccarroll, J.; Poate, T.; Leonardi, N. OBSERVATIONS OF INFRAGRAVITY DOMINANCE IN THE SWASH ZONE OF A STEEP GRAVEL BEACH. In Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2019; WORLD SCIENTIFIC, 2019; pp.1866-1878 https://doi.org/10.1142/9789811204487_0161

McCARROLL, R.J.; MASSELINK, G.; WIGGINS, M.; SCOTT, T.; BILLSON, O.; CONLEY, D. GRAVEL BEACH CROSS- AND ALONGSHORE RESPONSE TO AN EXTREME EVENT: BEACH LENGTH AND HEADLAND PROXIMITY CONTROLS. In Proceedings of the Coastal Sediments 2019; WORLD SCIENTIFIC, 2019; pp. 2735–2745 https://doi.org/10.1142/9789811204487_0234

Brewin, B.; de Mora, L.; Jackson, T.; Brewin, T.; Shutler, J.; Billson, O.; Miller, P.; Taylor, B. Evaluating satellite Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data in the coastal zone using surfers. In Proceedings of The European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium; 2016