Ocean scientists at ASR Limited have used the Japan tsunami as a research tool to push the limits of our modelling and research capabilities. We have focussed on three aspects of the Japan event:
1) Developing and fine tuning a real time tsunami assessment tool for vulnerable ports an harbours in New Zealand.
2) Tracking the transport and distribution of debris washed in to the ocean as it crosses the Pacific Ocean and
3) Modelling the distribution of radioactive seawater emanating from the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant.