Message from the Conference Organising Committee
The Local Organising Committee, the National Committee for Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Engineers Australia, PIANC Australia and Engineering New Zealand invite you to attend Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019: an amalgamation of the 24th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 17th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference.
The Australasian 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) at the northern extremity of Tasmania. 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 understanding of the frozen continent, Antarctica, will aid an increasing knowledge about its influence on oceans and coasts around Australasia, Oceania and beyond.
Australasian 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.
Australasian 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.
Diversity and Inclusion are important to our future. Engagement of people from a range of cultures, backgrounds and experiences will enhance our industry’s ability to deliver innovative solutions to society within a culture of mutual respect. The Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019 Conference is proud of its ability to promote the contributions of females to our industry as part of its program. In keeping with our lead in this area, the Conference organising committee has committed to achieving a 30% target of female session chairs and key note speakers and is aiming for a target of at least 20% female delegates at the 2019 conference. Join us as we celebrate the diversity of our profession.
We look forward to seeing you in Hobart in 2019!
2019 Conference Chair Australasian Coasts & Ports
Noel Carroll, Australasian Coasts & Ports 2019 LOC Chair
Dr Gregor Macfarlane
Assoc Professor, Australian Maritime College
University of Tasmania, Launceston
Dr Tristan Richards
TAS State Manager
Australian Computer Society (ACS), Tasmania
Dr Fiona Ling
WMA Water, Tasmania
Syrinx Environmental, Tasmania
Natural Resource Planning Officer
Clarence City Council, Tasmania
Dr Vicki Gardiner
Engineers Australia, Tasmania
Seashore Engineering/Damara, Perth
Dr Peter Cummings
Chief Technical Engineer – Coastal Engineering
Jeremy Benn Pacific (JBP)
Dr Alexis Berthot
Senior Project Scientist
MetOcean Solutions, Sydney
PIANC Australia, Launceston
Dr Michael Allis
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Hamilton
Who Should Attend?
Australian Coasts & Ports 2019 is an event that will be of interest to any person with a professional interest in the coastal and maritime environments. The Conference will bring together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and design issues related to our diverse and developing coasts. It will integrate ideas and knowledge among engineers, port and maritime operators, researchers and scientists, local/central government, maritime manufacturers, planners and policy makers and media.
- Monitoring, instrumentation and information systems
- Tides, storm surges, long waves and tsunamis
- Shelf and shallow water wave dynamics
- Sediment transport, sediment processes and morphology
- Coastal processes in coastal ecosystems (estuary, mangrove, coral, etc.)
- Coastal meteorology, storms, tropical cyclones and extreme events
- Coastal response to extreme events and to climate change
Port and Maritime Engineering
- Ports and marine facilities
- Deep water terminals
- Dredging and reclamation
- Fate of dredged material and morphologic response to dredging
- Dredging management, community and ecosystems
Coastal and Ocean Engineering
- Wave-structure-soil interactions
- Breakwaters and Erosion and flood mitigation coastal structures
- Recreational facilities, waterfront development and marinas
- Beach nourishment and shoreline protection
- Ocean monitoring, resource, energy and exploration
Port and Coastal Planning, Policy and Management
- Integrated coastal zone management
- Shoreline management
- Coastal risk and management
- Climate change adaption
- Sustainability, and stakeholder engagement
|10 September 2018||Abstract Submissions Open|
|4 February 2019||Abstract Submission Deadline|
|11 February 2019||Registration Opens|
|13 February 2019||DN Foster Award Nominations Open|
|25 March 2019||Authors advised of Submission Outcome|
|17 April 2019||Full Paper Submission Deadline|
|1 May 2019||DN Foster Award Nominations Close|
|12 June 2019||Deadline for Final Papers Submitted with Changes|
|12 June 2019||Extended Abstract Submission Deadline|
|14 June 2019||Earlybird Registration Closes|