The wave monitoring and 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 also has extensive experience in the use of satellite data to study changes in global wind and wave climate.

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. His research includes investigating the role of wave climate on coastal erosion and sediment budgets as well as impacts on marine habitats.