• Professor Fredriksson joined the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering and the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in August 2022. He is also the Director of the Center for Sustainable Seafood Systems. Dr. Fredriksson brings over two decades of experience developing ocean engineering methodologies for the farming of finfish, shellfish and macroalgae, with the goal of supporting seafood security for both the United States and abroad. His underlying passion is to grow new sustainable production methods and educational programs that will enhance both local maritime communities and the ocean environment. Professor Fredriksson has been the Principal Investigator for numerous research efforts, with projects most recently funded by the Department of Energy, World Wildlife Fund, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2022 Methodology for multidimensional approximation of current velocity fields around offshore aquaculture installationsAquacultural Engineering.  99:102284-102284. 2022
    2022 Wave attenuation by flexible vegetation (and suspended kelp) with blade motion: Analytical solutionsAdvances in Water Resources.  162:104148-104148. 2022
    2021 Wave attenuation by suspended canopies with cultivated kelp (Saccharina latissima)Coastal Engineering.  168:103947-103947. 2021
    2020 Aquaculture farms as nature-based coastal protection: Random wave attenuation by suspended and submerged canopiesCoastal Engineering.  160:103737-103737. 2020
    2020 Hydrodynamic characteristics of a full-scale kelp model for aquaculture applicationsAquacultural Engineering.  90:102086-102086. 2020
    2018 Design approach of an aquaculture cage system for deployment in the constructed channel flow environments of a power plant.PLoS ONE.  13:e0198826. 2018
    2017 Wave Response of Closed Flexible BagsJournal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME.  139. 2017
    2015 Drag Forces on, and Deformation of, Closed Flexible BagsJournal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME.  137. 2015
    2015 Drag on hydroid-fouled nets - An experimental approachChina Ocean Engineering.  29:369-389. 2015
    2014 Engineering analysis of a submersible abalone aquaculture cage system for deployment in exposed marine environmentsAquacultural Engineering.  63:72-88. 2014
    2014 Long-term seafloor monitoring at an open ocean aquaculture site in the western Gulf of Maine, USA: development of an adaptive protocol.Marine Pollution Bulletin.  88:129-137. 2014
    2014 A finite element modeling technique for an aquaculture net with laboratory measurement comparisonsOcean Engineering.  83:99-110. 2014
    2013 Field measurements of cage deformation using acoustic sensorsAquacultural Engineering.  57:114-125. 2013
    2012 Mooring Tension and Motion Characteristics of A Submerged Fish Reef with Net in Waves and Currents Using Numerical AnalysisChina Ocean Engineering.  26:261-276. 2012
    2012 Structural Analysis of a Subsurface Cage for Sea Cucumber, Stichopus japonicus, Grow-out Using Numerical Modeling TechniquesMarine Technology Society Journal.  46:55-66. 2012
    2010 Development of a porous media model with application to flow through and around a net panelOcean Engineering.  37:314-324. 2010
    2008 Engineering investigation of design procedures for closed containment marine aquaculture systemsAquacultural Engineering.  39:91-102. 2008
    2007 Development of structural modeling techniques for evaluating HDPE plastic net pens used in marine aquacultureOcean Engineering.  34:2124-2137. 2007
    2007 Development of large fish farm numerical modeling techniques with in situ mooring tension comparisonsAquacultural Engineering.  36:137-148. 2007
    2006 Drag force acting on biofouled net panelsAquacultural Engineering.  35:292-299. 2006
    2005 A case study of a modified gravity type cage and mooring system using numerical and physical modelsIEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  30:47-58. 2005
    2005 Moored fish cage dynamics in waves and currentsIEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  30:28-36. 2005
    2005 Special Issue on Open Ocean Aquaculture EngineeringIEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering.  30:3-3. 2005
    2004 The design and analysis of a four-cage grid mooring for open ocean aquacultureAquacultural Engineering.  32:77-94. 2004
    2004 Environmental monitoring buoy and monitoring with telemetry - Development of a small, coastal observing system for waves, water properties and current profilesSea Technology.  45:14-19. 2004
    2003 The heave response of a central spar fish cageJournal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME.  125:242-248. 2003
    2003 Finite element modeling of net panels using a consistent net elementOcean Engineering.  30:251-270. 2003
    2003 Fish cage and mooring system dynamics using physical and numerical models with field measurementsAquacultural Engineering.  27:117-146. 2003
    2000 Open ocean aquaculture engineering: Numerical modelingMarine Technology Society Journal.  34:29-40. 2000
    2000 Open ocean aquaculture engineering: System design and physical modelingMarine Technology Society Journal.  34:41-52. 2000
    1996 Structure of an axial convergence zone from acoustic Doppler current profiler measurementsEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.  43:109-122. 1996
    Engineering A Low-Cost Kelp Aquaculture System for Community-Scale Seaweed Farming at Nearshore Exposed Sites via User-Focused Design ProcessFRONTIERS IN SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS.  6.
    Identifying Scaling Pathways and Research Priorities for Kelp Aquaculture Nurseries Using a Techno-Economic Modeling ApproachFrontiers in Marine Science.  9.
    Quantifying baseline costs and cataloging potential optimization strategies for kelp aquaculture carbon dioxide removalFrontiers in Marine Science.  9.

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2010 Assessment of a Submerged Grid Mooring in the Gulf of MaineOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1-9. 2010
    2006 A field study to understand the currents and loads of a near shore finfish farmOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1563-1571. 2006
    2006 Design of a 20-ton capacity finfish aquaculture feeding buoyOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 599-+. 2006
    2006 Engineering overview of the University of New Hampshire's open ocean aquaculture projectOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 592-+. 2006
    2003 Finite element simulation to predict the dynamic performance of the tension leg fish cageOPEN OCEAN AQUACULTURE: FROM RESEARCH TO COMMERCIAL REALITY. 169-175. 2003
    2003 Fluid dynamic drag modeling of a central spar cageOPEN OCEAN AQUACULTURE: FROM RESEARCH TO COMMERCIAL REALITY. 151-168. 2003
    2003 Open ocean Aquaculture engineering IIOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1454-1464. 2003
    2003 Status of open ocean aquaculture in New HampshireOPEN OCEAN AQUACULTURE: FROM RESEARCH TO COMMERCIAL REALITY. 233-245. 2003
    2002 The heave response of a central spar fish cageProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE. 577-584. 2002
    2002 Open ocean aquaculture engineeringOceans Conference Record (IEEE). 111-120. 2002

    Education And Training

  • B.S. Marine Engineering, Mass Maritime Academy
  • M.S. Ocean Engineering, University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D. Engineering: System Design, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • David Fredriksson