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

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

Academic Career

  • since 2019/11 , Research associate at Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut der TU München (DGFI-TUM)
  • 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
  • 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

2021

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 Empirical Ocean Tide model from multi-mission satellite altimetry (data). Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, München. SEANOE, 10.17882/79489, 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

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., 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 Workshop of Inter-Commission Committee on Geodesy for Climate Research (ICCC) of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), 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., 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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