Message from the Conference Organising Committee

The Local Organising Committee, the National Committee for Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Engineers Australia, PIANC Australia and the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) invite you to attend Coasts and Ports 2019: an amalgamation of the 24th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 17th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference.

The Coasts & Ports Conference series in the pre-eminent forum in the Australasian region for professionals to meet and discuss multi-disciplinary issues related to coasts and ports.

Our Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable means for adapting to change in the “right” direction.  It also identifies a geographical location (in latitude) for Tasmania, at the northern extremity.  Beyond 40°S is the world at large but specifically alludes to two continents- a frozen one southward, and a warmer one above.  A deeper understand of the frozen continent, Antarctica, will aid an increasing knowledge about its influence on oceans and coasts around Australasia, Oceania and beyond.

Coasts and Ports 2019 will bring together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to Hobart, to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and design issues related to our diverse and developing coasts.

Coasts & Ports 2019 will continue to publicise the persisting importance of coastal engineering problems, incorporating numerous concurrent streams for technical presentations, half-day field trips and the opportunity to network with colleagues in a vibrant social program including a Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner and other optional activities.

We look forward to seeing you in Hobart in 2019!

Noel Carroll

2019 Conference Chair Australasian Coasts & Ports