Annette Grilli

  • Professor Research
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Phone: 401.874.6029
  • Fax: 401.874.6837
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  • Office Location: Sheets 216, Narragansett Bay Campus
Annette Grilli’s Full Research Profile


  • Ph.D. Climatology. University of Delaware, 2000
  • M.S. Oceanography. University of Liege, Belgium, 1984
  • B.S. Geography. University of Liege, Belgium, 1983
  • B.S. Education, University of Liege, Belgium, 1983

Research Themes

Research Interests

  • Coastal Hazard Assessment
  • Coastal Erosion Modeling
  • Wave Modeling
  • Marine Hydrokinetic and Offshore Wind Resource Assessment

Major Sources of Funding

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • U.S. Department of Energy


Dr. Grilli‘s research interests include ocean renewable energy assessment and coastal hazard assessment. Of particular interest in renewable energy assessment is the siting optimization of offshore wind farms, including environmental and societal constraints. Current interest in coastal hazard assessment is on the use of numerical models and statistics to assess the coastal impact of extreme events (tsunami, extreme storms).