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Message from the Conference Organising Committee

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) invite you to attend Coasts and Ports 2017; an amalgamation of the 23rd Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 16th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference.

The Coasts & Ports Conference series is 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 "Working with Nature" reflects the increasing recognition of the need to design and operate projects from a perspective that places the natural environment at the forefront of the project, to benefit the community and nature.

An increasing awareness of the value for ecosystem services, both marine and terrestrial, complements this philosophy, and provides opportunity for maximising the benefits of multi-disciplinary collaboration between engineers, scientists and regulatory bodies.

Coasts & Ports 2017 will bring together engineers, planners, scientists and researchers to Cairns, to focus on the technological, scientific, policy, planning and design issues related to our diverse and developing coasts.

Coasts & Ports 2017 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 Closing Sundowner.

We look forward to seeing you in Cairns in 2017!

Professor Tom Baldock
Coasts & Ports 2017 Conference Chairperson

Organising Committee

A/Professor Siva Sivakugan
James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland

Anthony Folan
Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation

Chris Nielsen
DHI, Brisbane, Queensland

Dr Darrell Strauss
Griffith University, Queensland

Dr David Callaghan
University of Queensland, Queensland

Dr Hannah Power
The University of Newcastle, NSW

Dr Ian Teakle
BMT WBM, Brisbane, Queensland

Dr Peter Cummings
KBR, Brisbane, Queensland

Dr Shari Gallop
Macquarie University, NSW

Dr Tom Shand
Tonkin & Taylor, New Zealand

Gildas Colleter
City of Gold Coast, Queensland

Dr Kristen Splinter
Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Australia

Neil Lawson
Neil Lawson and Associates Pty Ltd, NSW

Professor Peter Nielsen
University of Queensland, Queensland

Professor Tom Baldock
School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, Queensland

Robert Schwartz
Department of Science, Information Technology, and Innovation, Queensland

Stuart Bettington
AECOM, Brisbane, Queensland

Dr Michael Hughes
NSW Office of Environment

Who Should Attend?

Coasts & Ports 2017 is an event that will be of interest to any person with a professional interest in the coastal environments and all aspects of ports both major and minor. 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.

Key Dates

8 August 2016 Abstract Submissions Open
14 November 2016 Abstract Submission Deadline (9.00am AEDT)
14 December 2016 Authors advised of Submission Outcome
12 December 2016 Registration Opens
20 February 2017 Full Paper Submission Deadline (9.00am AEDT)
14 February 2017 DN Foster Award Nominations Open
17 March 2017 Earlybird Registration Closes
28 March 2017 DN Foster Award Nominations Close
18 April 2017 Deadline for Final Papers Submitted with Changes