Coastal Oceanographer within Sustainable Coastal Ecosystems and Industries in Tropical Australia research program.
Hydrocarbon Spill Assessments within Known and Emerging Contaminants Team.
Project Management and Project Risk Assessments.
I have over 25 years experience (13 of which in Australia) and extensive skills in the fields of program development and project management, metocean and hydrological numerical modelling, field data collection and analysis, and quantitative risk assessments.
My professional history embraces climate studies using earth system models of intermediate complexity, studies of sensitivity of wave and hydrodynamic models, wind, wave and current hindcast, prediction, data assimilation, and model validation studies. Over the years, I have been designing and conducting research field campaigns, hydrodynamic and oil spill assessments, pollutant discharge and dredging studies, while collaborating with a number of project teams in Australia, USA, Asia and Europe.
My particular interests are in developing and implementing research programs, as well as in ensuring that research project outcomes are achieved on time and within allocated budgets.

2015: Cert.III Business Management,TAFE

2011: Cert.Proj.Manager,URS

1996: PhD Phys.Oceanography&Num.Modelling,Odesa Hydromet.Inst.

1991: Hons Eng. Phys.Oceanogr.&Meteorology,Odesa Hydromet.Inst.

Current Research Activities
My current research interests are within the following areas:
  • ocean and water quality parameter monitoring, data processing and analysis;
  • hydrodynamic, wind wave, waste water discharge and hydrocarbon spill assessments;
  • artificial intelligence applications in metocean and environmental studies;
  • integral approach and program development for open ocean and coastal applications;
  • quantitative and semi-quantitative risk assessments.
Expert Committees and Boards
Technical Advisory Group for construction of Multi User Barge Ramp Facility, Darwin Port
Around 80 scientific peer-reviewed publications, more than 30 industry reports; see a selection of recent science publications.

Makarynskyy O, Makarynska D, Kuhn M, Featherstone WE (2004) Predicting sea level variations with artificial neural networks at Hillarys Boat Harbour, Western Australia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 61(2):351-360, doi:10.1016/ j.ecss.2004.06.004.

Makarynskyy O, Pires-Silva AA, Makarynska D, Ventura-Soares C (2005) Artificial neural networks in wave predictions at the west coast of Portugal. Computers & Geosciences 31(4):415-424, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2004.10.005.

Lee T-L, Makarynskyy O, Shao C-C (2007) A combined harmonic analysis-artificial neural network methodology for tidal predictions. Journal of Coastal Research 23(3):764-770, doi: 10.2112/05-0492.1.

Langtry S, Rayson M, Makarynskyy O, Zapata M (2009) Optimal selection of sediment disposal sites in open coast locations, Coasts and Ports in a Dynamic Environment, 16-18 September 2009, Wellington, New Zealand, 7p, CD-ROM.

Kuhn M, Featherstone WE, Makarynskyy O, Keller W (2010) Deglaciation-induced spatially variable sea level change: a simple-model case study for the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems 1(2):67-83, doi:10.1260/1759-3131.1.2.67.

Makarynskyy O, Makarynska D (2011) Calculating bed shear stresses under combined currents and waves in Darwin Harbour, Coasts&Ports2011 Diverse and Developing, 28-30 September 2011, Perth, Australia, 6p, USB.

De Domenico M, Ghorbani MA, Makarynskyy O, Makarynska D, Asadi H (2013) Chaos and Reproduction in Sea Level. Applied Mathematical Modelling 37:3687-3697, doi:10.1016/j.apm.2012.08.018.

Makarynskyy O, Makarynska D, Larsen G (2013) Integrated approach to oil spill assessments: recent case studies in WA, NT and QLD, Coasts&Ports2013, 10-13 September 2013, Sydney, Australia, 6p, USB.

Ghorbani MA, Fazeli Fard MH, Naghipour L, Makarynskyy O (2015) Short-term wind speed predictions with machine learning techniques. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, doi: 10.1007/s00703-015-0398-9.

Makarynskyy O, Makarynska D, Rayson M, Langtry S (2015) Combining deterministic modelling with artificial neural networks for suspended sediment estimates. Applied Soft Computing 35:247-256, doi: 10.1016/j.asoc.2015.05.044.

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