Michael Hart-Davis

Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut und
Lehrstuhl für Geodätische Geodynamik (Prof. Seitz)

Postadresse
Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

Tel.: +49 (89) 23031-1214
Fax.: +49 (89) 23031-1240
michael.hart-davis@tum.de

Research Area

Physical Oceanography, Satellite Altimetry, Numerical Modelling, Ocean Tide Modelling

Academic Career

  • since 2019/11 , Research associate at Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut der TU München (DGFI-TUM)
  • 2022/06 - 2022/07, Visiting Scientist at Deltares, Netherlands
  • 2019/01 - 2019/09, Visiting Scientist at Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
  • 2018/03 - 2019/08, Master of Science: Physical Oceanography, Nelson Mandela University
  • 2019/01 - 2019/08, Masters Numerical Modelling Course, University of Bergen
  • 2018/06 - 2018/07, Visiting Scientist at Utrecht University and Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
  • 2016/03 - 2019/01, Student Intern at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
  • 2017/02 - 2017-11, Bachelor of Technology Oceaongraphy, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • 2013/02 - 2016/11, Diploma in Marine Science, Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Publications

2022

Hart-Davis M.G., Sulzbach R., Dettmering D., Thomas M., Seitz F.: TICON-td: Third-degree tidal constants based on GESLA sea-level records from globally distributed tide gauges. Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, München. Pangaea, 10.1594/PANGAEA.943444, 2022 (Open Access)
Heye S., Krug M., Penven P., Hart-Davis M.: The Natal Bight Coastal Counter-Current: A modeling study. Continental Shelf Research, 104852, 10.1016/j.csr.2022.104852, 2022 (Open Access)
Passaro M., Rautiainen L., Dettmering D., Restano M., Hart-Davis M.G., Schlembach F., Särkkä J., Müller F. L., Schwatke C., Benveniste J.: Validation of an Empirical Subwaveform Retracking Strategy for SAR Altimetry. Remote Sensing, 14(16), 4122, 10.3390/rs14164122, 2022 (Open Access)
Pfaff M.C., Hart-Davis M., Smith M. E., Veitch J.: A new model-based coastal retention index (CORE) identifies bays as hotspots of retention, biological production and cumulative anthropogenic pressures. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 107909, 10.1016/j.ecss.2022.107909, 2022 (Open Access)
Sulzbach R., Wziontek H., Hart-Davis M.G., Dobslaw H., Scherneck H.-G., Van Camp M., Omang O.C.D., Antokoletz E. D., Voigt C., Dettmering D., Thomas M.: Modeling gravimetric signatures of third-degree ocean tides and their detection in superconducting gravimeter records. Journal of Geodesy, 96(5), 10.1007/s00190-022-01609-w, 2022 (Open Access)

2021

Hart-Davis M., Piccioni G., Dettmering D., Schwatke C., Passaro M., Seitz F. : EOT20-A global Empirical Ocean Tide model from multi-mission satellite altimetry. Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, München. SEANOE, 10.17882/79489, 2021 (Open Access)
Hart-Davis M.G., Backeberg B.C.: Towards a particle trajectory modelling approach in support of South African search and rescue operations at sea. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 1-9, 10.1080/1755876X.2021.1911485, 2021
Hart-Davis M.G., Backeberg B.C.: Preliminary assessment of the potential for particle trajectory modelling to support ocean search and rescue operations. Proceedings of the Nansen-Tutu Centre 10th Anniversary Symposium, 52, 2021
Hart-Davis M.G., Dettmering D., Sulzbach R., Thomas M., Schwatke C., Seitz F.: Regional Evaluation of Minor Tidal Constituents for Improved Estimation of Ocean Tides. Remote Sensing, 13(16), 10.3390/rs13163310, 2021 (Open Access)
Hart-Davis M.G., Piccioni G., Dettmering D., Schwatke C., Passaro M., Seitz F.: EOT20: a global ocean tide model from multi-mission satellite altimetry. Earth System Science Data, 13(8), 3869-3884, 10.5194/essd-13-3869-2021, 2021 (Open Access)
Heye S., Krug M., Veitch J., Rouault M., Hart-Davis M.G.: Impact of the Agulhas Current mesoscale variability on surface dispersion in the KwaZulu-Natal Bight. Proceedings of the Nansen-Tutu Centre 10th Anniversary Symposium, 76 , 2021
Passaro M., Müller F.L., Oelsmann J., Rautiainen L., Dettmering D., Hart-Davis M.G., Abulaitijiang A., Andersen O.B., Høyer J., Madsen K., Ringgaard I., Särkkä J., Scarrott R., Schwatke C., Seitz F., Tuomi L., Restano M., Benveniste J.: Absolute Baltic Sea Level Trends in the Satellite Altimetry Era: A Revisit. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 10.3389/fmars.2021.647607, 2021 (Open Access)

2020

Le Gouvello D.Z.M., Hart-Davis M.G., Backeberg B.C., Nel R.: Effects of swimming behaviour and oceanography on sea turtle hatchling dispersal at the intersection of two ocean current systems. Ecological Modelling, 431, 109130, 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109130, 2020
Nel R., Dalleau M., Le Gouvello D., Hart-Davis M.G., Tucker T., Rees A.F., Phillot A.D., Whiting S.: Indian Ocean Loggerheads. State of the World's Sea Turtles (SWOT), 15, 2020

2018

Hart-Davis M.G., Backeberg B.C., Bakhoday-Paskyabi M.: An assessment of the importance of combining wind, ocean currents and stochastic motions in a particle trajectory model for search and rescue applications. SASAS, 2018
Hart-Davis M.G., Backeberg B.C., Halo I., van Sebille E., Johannessen J.A.: Assessing the accuracy of satellite derived ocean currents by comparing observed and virtual buoys in the Greater Agulhas Region. Remote Sensing of Environment, 216, 735-746, 10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.040, 2018
Singh S.P., Groeneveld J.C., Hart-Davis M.G., Backeberg B.C., Willows-Munro S.: Seascape genetics of the spiny lobsterPanulirus homarusin the Western Indian Ocean: Understanding how oceanographic features shape the genetic structure of species with high larval dispersal potential. Ecology and Evolution, 8(23), 12221-12237, 10.1002/ece3.4684, 2018

Posters/Presentations

2022

Birkett G., Hermes J., Veitch J., Hart-Davis M.: Nurdle Spill Scenarios: Using A Numerical Model To Identify High Risk Coastal Regions. SAMSS Vision 2022, 2022
Hart-Davis M.: The importance of ocean tides in sea level research using satellite altimetry. Deltares: Team Hydrodynamics Meeting, 2022
Hart-Davis M.: Studies in Cross-Disciplinary Research using Parcels in the Greater Agulhas System. Utrecht University Parcels Team Meeting, 2022
Hart-Davis M., Dettmering D., Schwatke C., Passaro M., Seitz F. : EOT20: Improvements made to ocean tide estimations from coastal altimetry . ESA Living Planet Symposium 2022 , 2022 (Poster) (Open Access)
Hart-Davis M., Sulzbach R., Dettmering D., Thomas M., Schwatke C., Seitz F. : The assessment of minor tidal constituents in ocean models for optimising the ocean tidal correction . EGU General Assembly 2022 , 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-2478, 2022 (Open Access)
Hart-Davis M.G. : Turtles: Effects of swimming behaviour and oceanography on sea turtle hatchling dispersal. Copernicus Biodiversity in Coastal Ecosystems Workshop, 2022
Hart-Davis M.G.: Regional and Global Ocean Tide Modelling. Nansen Environmental Remote Sensing Center Seminar, 2022
Hart-Davis M.G.: Coastal Altimetry at DGFI-TUM and Applications in Ocean Tide Modelling. Nansen-Tutu Workshop, 2022
Hart-Davis M.G.: Regional EOT developments for improved tidal estimation of major and minor tidal constituents. Workshop Ocean Dynamics & Global Geodesy, 2022
Hart-Davis M.G., Backeberg B., Johannessen J.A., van Sebille E., Dettmering D.: Towards understanding surface convergence and divergence processes in the Agulhas Current and its Return by combining data from a surface drifter-pair and World Ocean Circulation data. World Ocean Circulation User Consultation Meeting 2022, 2022 (Poster)
Hart-Davis M.G., Dettmering D., Schwatke C., Passaro M., Seitz F.: Insights from the global EOT20 ocean tide model. 2022 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting, 2022 (Open Access)
Heye S., Krug M., Penven P., Hart-Davis M., Rouault M. : Kwazulu-Natal Bight Surface Circulation and Its Impact On Marine Protected Area Connectivity. SAMSS Vision 2022, 2022
Le Gouvello D., Heye S., Gaspar P., Hart-Davis M., Louro C., Harris L., Nel R.: Dispersal corridors of neonate turtles in the South Western Indian Ocean.. WIOMSA 12th Scientific Symposium, 2022
Marcos M., Haigh I.D., Talke S.A., Hart-Davis M., Dettmering D., Woodworth P.L., Hunter J.R. : The new GESLA-3 tide gauge data set and its quality control for tidal studies . EGU General Assembly 2022 , 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-3944, 2022 (Open Access)
Passaro M., Müller F., Abulaitijang A., Andersen O.B., Chalencon E., Dettmering D., Hart-Davis M., Hoyer J.L., Oelsmann J., Ruatiainen L., Ringgaard I.M., Särkkä J., Scarrot R., Schwatke C., Skovgaard Madsen K., Tuomi L., Restano M., Benvenist J.: Baltic SEAL: new insights into the mean and variability of the sea level in the Satellite Altimetry era. OSTST Meeting 2022, Venice (Italy), 2022 (Poster)
Passaro M., Müller F.L., Abulaitijiang A., Andersen O.B., Chalençon E., Dettmering D., Hart-Davis M., Høyer J.L., Oelsmann J., Rautiainen L., Ringgaard I.M., Särkkä J., Scarrott R., Schwatke C., Seitz F., Skovgaard Madsen K., Tuomi L., Restano M., Benveniste J.: Baltic SEAL: new insights into the mean and variability of the sea level in the Satellite Altimetry era. ESA Living Planet Symposium 2022, Bonn (Germany), 2022 (Poster)
Sulzbach R., Mayer-Gurr T., Dobslaw H., Dahle C., Öhlinge F., Balidakis K., Hart-Davis M., Dettmering D.: Proposition for updated conventions for the gravity potential induced by ocean tides. COST-G meeting, 2022
Wziontek H., Sulzbach R., Hart-Davis M., Dobslaw H., Scherneck H.-G., Van Camp M., Omang O. C. D., Antokoletz E. D., Voigt C., Dettmering D., Thomas M. : Data-Unconstrained Modeling and Detection of 9 Individual Partial Ocean Tides of Third-Degree by Terrestrial Gravimetry . EGU General Assembly 2022 , 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-8556, 2022 (Open Access)

2021

Bloßfeld M., Hart-Davis M.G., Glomsda M., Dettmering D. : The impact of the EOT20 global ocean tide model on space geodetic measurements, satellite orbits and derived geodetic parameters. International Association of Geodesy (IAG) Scientific Assembly 2021, Beijing, China, 2021
Hart-Davis M.G.: The importance of ocean tides in sea level research using satellite altimetry. NERSC Seminar Series, 2021
Hart-Davis M.G., Dettmering D., Piccioni G., Schwatke C., Passaro M., Seitz F.: EOT20: A new global empirical ocean tide model derived from multi-mission satellite altimetry.. EGU General Assembly 2021, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-2037, 2021
Oelsmann J., Passaro M., Müller F.L., Dettmering D., Hart-Davis M.G., Abulaitijiang A., Andersen O.B., Chalençon E., Høyer J.L., Johansson M., Rautiainen L., Ringgaard I.M., Rinne E., Särkkä J., Scarrott R., Schwatke C., Seitz F., Skovgaard Madsen K., Tuomi L., Ambrozio A., Restano M., Benveniste J.: Absolute Baltic Sea Level Trends in the Satellite Altimetry Era: A Revisit. EGU General Assembly 2021, https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-egu21-2649, 2021
Passaro M., Müller F.L., Abulaitijiang A., Andersen O.B., Chalençon E., Dettmering D., Hart-Davis M.G., Høyer J.L., Oelsmann J., Rautiainen L., Ringgaard I.M., Särkkä J., Scarrott R., Schwatke C., Seitz F., Madsen K.S., Tuomi L., Restano M., Benveniste J.: Baltic SEAL: new insights into the mean and variability of the sea level in the Satellite Altimetry era. 1st ESA Ocean Science Cluster Collocation Meeting, online, 2021
Passaro M., Müller F.L., Abulaitijiang A., Andersen O.B., Chalençon E., Dettmering D., Hart-Davis M.G., Høyer J.L., Oelsmann J., Rautiainen L., Ringgaard I.M., Särkkä J., Scarrott R., Schwatke C., Seitz F., Madsen K.S., Tuomi L., Restano M., Benveniste J.: Baltic SEAL: new insights into the mean and variability of the sea level in the Satellite Altimetry era. 1st Workshop of Inter-Commission Committee on Geodesy for Climate Research (ICCC) of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), Online, 2021 (Poster)
Sulzbach R., Wziontek H., Hart-Davis M.G., Dobslaw H., Thomas M.: Signatures of degree-3 tidal loading effects in superconducting gravimeter records predicted by data-unconstrained ocean tide modeling. Grace-FO Science Team Meeting (GSTM) 2021, Online, 2021 (Poster)

2020

Hart-Davis M.G.: Developing ocean particle tracking tools for cross-disciplinary oceanic research with applications in the Agulhas Current region. Institute for Coastal and Marine Research: Ocean Science Week, 2020
Hart-Davis M.G., Backeberg B.C.: Evaluation of a particle trajectory modelling approach in support of search and rescue operations at sea. Nansen Tutu Center 10th anniversary symposium, 2020
Hart-Davis M.G., Dettmering D., Piccioni G., Schwatke C., Passaro M., Seitz F.: EOT20: An updated global empirical ocean tide model derived from multi-mission satellite altimetry - First validation results. OSTST 2020, 2020
Heye S., Krug M., Veitch J., Rouault M.,Hart-Davis M.G. : Impact of a Natal Pulse on the Surface Dispersion in the Natal Bight. Nansen Tutu Center 10th anniversary symposium, 2020 (Poster)

2019

Hart-Davis M.G., Backeberg B.C., Bakhoday-Paskyabi M.: LOST at SEA: Using federated cloud computing services and tools to support ocean search and rescue. EGI Conference 2019 on Advanced Cloud Computing , 2019 (Poster)
Singh S.P., Groeneveld J.C., Hart-Davis M.G., Backeberg B.C., Willows-Munro S.: Seascape genetics of the spiny lobster Panulirus Homarus in the Western Indian Ocean: Understanding how oceanographic features shape the genetic structure of species with high larval dispersal potential.. WIOMSA 11th Scientific Symposium, 2019 (Poster)
le Gouvello D, Hart-Davis M.G., Nel R.: Hatchling lost years: insights from numerical modelling in South Africa. International Sea Turtle Symposium, 2019 (Poster)

2018

Hart-Davis M.G: Particle Trajectory Modelling in the Agulhas Current. ESASTAP Workshop, 2018
Hart-Davis M.G., Backeberg B.C., Bakhoday-Paskyabi M., Hermes J.C.: Lagrangian Ocean Search Targets, A Particle Trajectory Model for Search and Rescue in the Greater Agulhas System.. WIOMSA Scientific Symposium, 2018 (Poster)
Hart-Davis M.G., Backeberg B.C., Hermes J., Bakhoday-Paskyabi M.: LOST: Lagrangian Ocean Search Targets. , 2018 (Poster)
Hart-Davis M.G., Bakhoday-Paskyabi M., Backeberg B.C., Hermes J.C., Johannessen J.A.: Particle Trajectory Modelling in the Agulhas Current.. Nansen-Tutu Center Annual Student Science Day, 2018

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