Associate professor Daniel Ierodiaconou ( from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, is a chief investigator for the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program and nodal leader for the Victorian Integrated Marine Observing System. He is responsible for the Sofar Ocean buoys that make up most of the network.   His research includes investigating the role of wave climate on coastal erosion and sediment budgets as well as impacts on marine habitats.

The wave modelling component of the project is being led by Professor Ian Young of the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne ( Professor Young has 30 years of experience in ocean wave modelling. He is responsible for the three Triaxys and Sofar Ocean buoy off Inverloch that contribute to the network. He also has extensive experience in the use of satellite data to study changes in global wind and wave climate.

Data acknowledgment. This program provides Wave data free for all under Creative Commons Attribution 4 licensing (( If you use this data please attribute as Wave data was provided by the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program with funding through Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, University of Melbourne and Deakin University.” For the Cape Bridgewater Sofar Ocean buoys that are being used in the IMOS new technology proving trials in additional please acknowledge  “Data was sourced from Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) – IMOS is enabled by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).”