Brest, France
13-15 October 2008

organized by Ifremer

Ifremer and their partners organized a workshop in Le Quartz, Brest, France, Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th October 2008 noon, during SeaTechWeek 2008. The aim of the seminar was to assess the state of the art as to conditions of occurrence of waves or groups of waves of unexpected severity, responsible for ship wrecks and damages to offshore oil and gas production systems; and to assess the State of the Art as to research actions and collaborations needed to improve the prediction and forecasting abilities in this domain.

Full written proceedings are now available here as an e-book (21.5 Mb).
If you have problems downloading them, please contact Michel.Olagnon or Marc.Prevosto (
Individual papers can be acessed here
The presentations that were delivered at the workshop are now online at . To access those presentations, we require that you register, but note that there is no restriction on who can register. The process is as follows:
  • Connect to the site above
  • Fill-in the registration request
  • Wait for the confirmation e-mail that you should receive a few seconds later
  • Confirm your registration with the details in that mail
  • Access the site
You can then view the videos of the presentations, under various formats. Note that the version with the overheads is not the default choice. Note also that if you are also interested in the SAR conference, you should register separately for it.

The proceedings of the previous Rogue Waves 2000 and Rogue Waves 2004 conferences can be purchased at