Coasts & Ports 2013 Conference Approaches (Australia)

Coasts & Ports 2013 Conference Approaches

The Local Organising Committee, the National Committee for Coastal and Ocean Engineering (Engineers Australia), PIANC Australia and the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) scheduled the Coasts & Ports 2013 conference for 11-13 September 2013, in Novotel Sydney Manly Pacific.

This is an amalgamation of the 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference.

The Coasts and Ports Conference series is the pre-eminent forum in the Australasian region for professionals to meet and discuss issues extending across all disciplines related to coasts and ports. The Conference theme “acclimatising” recognises that the coasts are dynamic and that human development requires close understanding of coastal processes irrespective of any longer term climate variability.

The theme further reflects policies, planning and research that are taking place for effective Climate Change adaption, including real life examples of design in consideration of expected sea level rise on the coasts and ports. Coasts & Ports 2013 will bring together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and design issues related to the diverse and developing coasts.

The program will include high profile national and international speakers and will feature plenary and concurrent sessions, trade exhibition, pre-conference workshops, technical tours, the conference dinner and numerous networking opportunities.

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Dredging Today Staff, August 13, 2013