Research interests:

My scientific interests include:

-Physical Oceanography – modelling and observations

-Physical processes that determine the evolution of water properties in the range of scales from Scottish sea lochs with limited water exchange to the entire North Atlantic Ocean and Global Ocean

-Turbulence and mixing induced by interaction of tides with complex topography in shelf and deep seas, internal waves dynamics

-Porting various high-resolution numerical models for oceanographic (including unstructured FVCOM and non-hydrostatic MITgcm) and meteorological (WRF) applications at different platforms such as SAMS HPC cluster and ARCHeR Supercomputer

Career history:

2009-present Research Fellow in Marine Modelling, SAMS

2009 EU Erasmus Mundus travelling Scholarship: Universidad Autonomía del Mexico

2004-2009 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Plymouth: Black Sea Ecosystem Recovery Project (BSERP – GEF/UN DP), Southern European Seas: Assessing and Modelling Ecosystem changes programme (EU FP6 SESAME)

1998-2004 Researcher, Senior Researcher: Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Moscow

1993-1998 PhD in Physical Oceanography. Russian Academy of Sciences, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Moscow

Active research projects:

ASIMUTH (Adaptive grid model to Simulate transport and distribution of harmful algal blooms for Argyll)

HYPOX (oxygen monitoring in aquatic ecosystems)

MINCH (Hydrodynamic model of the West Coast of Scotland for sea lice dispersal studies) EU EFF & MSS

FASTNEt (Fluxes Across Sloping Topography of the North East Atlantic)

Millennium (Three layer box model (ACExR) used for reconstruction of long-term near-bottom water temperature and salinity in a typical NW European fjord (Loch Sunart))

3-layer box model (ACExR) used for reconstruction of long-term near-bottom water temperature and salinity in a typical NW European fjord (Loch Sunart)

Strathlochy

SARF Shell

Flow over Topography (Oceans 2025 Theme 3.7)

Recent publications:

Vlasenko, V., Stashchuk, N., Inall, M.E., Porter, M. and Aleynik, D., 2016. Focusing of baroclinic tidal energy in a canyon. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.

Mori, C., Sato, T., Kano, Y., Oyama, H., Aleynik, D., Tsumune, D. and Maeda, Y., 2015. Numerical study of the fate of CO 2 purposefully injected into the sediment and seeping from seafloor in Ardmucknish Bay. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 38, pp.153-161.

Atamanchuk, D., Tengberg, A., Aleynik, D., Fietzek, P., Shitashima, K., Lichtschlag, A., Hall, P.O. and Stahl, H., 2015. Detection of CO 2 leakage from a simulated sub-seabed storage site using three different types of pCO 2 sensors. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 38, pp.121-134.

Taylor, P., Stahl, H., Vardy, M.E., Bull, J.M., Akhurst, M., Hauton, C., James, R.H., Lichtschlag, A., Long, D., Aleynik, D. and Toberman, M., 2015. A novel sub-seabed CO 2 release experiment informing monitoring and impact assessment for geological carbon storage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 38, pp.3-17.

Sherwin, T.J., Aleynik, D., Dumont, E. and Inall, M.E., 2015. Deep drivers of mesoscale circulation in the central Rockall Trough. Ocean Science, 11(3), pp.343-359.