Ricardo Campos

Staff page photo for Ricardo Campos of AOML.

Research Interests

Numerical wave modeling with WAVEWATCH III.

Global wave ensemble forecasts, with special attention to week 2 and beyond.

Neural networks applied to wind and wave forecasts.

Extreme value analysis and long-term statistics.

Stochastic process and spectral analysis.

Model validation combined with satellite and buoy data processing.

Ricardo Martins Campos, Ph. D.

Assistant Scientist (University of Miami/CIMAS), Physical Oceanography Division


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

“It is well known that wind-generated ocean waves are very complex to simulate. The combination of numerical models and machine learning algorithms has proven to be an excellent approach to improve the performance of wave forecasts. It is our mission to benefit from all the observations and methods, such as neural networks, to develop the best global wave forecast possible.”

Ricardo Campos has been studying and working in the fields of Ocean Engineering, Physical Oceanography, and Meteorology for the last 18 years, more specifically with ocean waves. Numerical and statistical modeling of wind-generated ocean waves, extreme value analysis, machine learning, and satellite and buoy data processing form part of his main duties. He combines technical background from the industry sector with research experience from universities, as well as being part of international committees and development groups. His knowledge of numerical wave modeling, neural networks, and observations (buoys and satellites) are essential components for the development of a next-generation wave forecast system – his main research interest.

Current Work

Project: “Extending Marine Hazard Information to Week Two and Beyond” (Darin Figurskey)

Download Full CV

2014, Ph. D. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, IST – University of Lisbon, Portugal

2014, Ph. D. Ocean Engineering, COPPE – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2009, M. Sc. Ocean Engineering, COPPE – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2006, B. Sc. Meteorology, IAG – University of São Paulo, Brazil

  1. Bernardino, M., M. Gonçalves, R.M. Campos, and G. Soare. Extremes and variability of wind and waves across the oceans until the end of the 21st century. Ocean Engineering, 275:114081, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2023.114081 2023
    Ref. 4322
  2. Campos, R.M. Analysis of spatial and temporal criteria for altimeter collocation of significant wave height and wind speed data in deep waters. Remote Sensing, 15(8):2203, https://doi.org/10.3390/rs15082203 2023
    Ref. 4258
  3. Gramcianinov, C.B., R. de Camargo, R.M. Campos, C. Guedes Soares, and P.L. da Silva Dias. Impact of extratropical cyclone intensity and speed on the extreme wave trends in the Atlantic Ocean. Climate Dynamics, 60(5-6):1447-1466, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-022-06390-2 2023
    Ref. 4288

DOCENTE EXCELENTE “MODELING OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT” (MAM) 2016-2017, Instituto Superior Técnico – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal 2017

Prêmio Almirante Franco, X OMAR-SAT 2013. IEAPM, Marinha do Brasil 2013

Best Junior Poster of Ocean-atmosphere Interaction, XIV Congresso Brasileiro de Meteorologia 2006