Australian Young Authors Award

PIANC is the World Association of Waterborne Transport Infrastructure. PIANC Australia is the Australasian Chapter of PIANC representing members in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

Established in 1988 the prestigious PIANC Young Authors Award is traditionally awarded at the Coasts and Ports Conferences.

The PIANC Young Authors Award bestowed at all Coasts and Ports Conferences since 1988 for the best paper presented which passes the eligibility criteria below.

The Young Author’s award is publicly presented by the PIANC Chair during the conference dinner.  The winner is provided with free membership of PIANC Australia for 2 years.

The winner is also encouraged to enter their paper into the PIANC International De Paepe – Willems Award.

Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  1. The author should be no more than 40 years old at the date of the Conference.
  2. The author should be a citizen or permanent resident of either Australia or New Zealand.
  3. The author is required to present the paper at the Conference.
  4. The paper should be directly related to the fields of design, construction, improvement, maintenance, monitoring, environment considerations, and operation of:
    • inland and maritime waterways including rivers, estuaries, canals, port approaches, and;
    • inland and maritime ports and coastal areas.
  5. The theme of the paper should be well developed for application.
  6. The author should be the lead author for the paper and be the sole presenter at the conference. Both paper submission and presentation are assessed for the award.
  7. The author/s, when submitting their paper, should indicate that they would like to be considered for the award.

Previous Winners

WinnerYear & ConferencePaper
Zachariah Couper2017, Cairns 23nd Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 16th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceModelling and Validation of Contained Dredge Material Placement for Carnarvon Boat Harbour
Shaun Denehy2015, Auckland 22nd Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 15th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceRestricted water effects on berthed ship – passing ship interaction
David Dack2013, Sydney 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceUnconventional anchor solution to facilitate the mooring of large cruise vessels at Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal
Luke Campbell2011, Perth 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceRapid Bay Jetty: Case Study
David Taylor2009, Wellington 19th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 12th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceConsideration of Vessel Induced Hydrodynamics in Shipping Channel Design
William Glamore2007, Melbourne 18th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 11th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceManaging and Assessing Boat Wake Waves
Simona Trimarchi2005, Adelaide 17th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 10th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceIssues Associated with the Environmental Management of Dredging in Queensland Ports
Scott Keane2003, Auckland 16th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 9th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceAre Ports an Endangered Species
Jonathan Duffy2001, Gold Coast 15th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 8th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceThe Effect of Channel Design on Ship Operation in a Port
Therese Hatch1999, Perth 14th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 7th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceExperience Measuring Full Scale Squat of Full Form Vessels at Australian Ports
Caryn Anderson1999, Perth 14th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 7th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceTownsville Port Optimisation & Development – What’s Stopping Us
Allan Uhlmann1997, Christchurch, 6th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceWind Loads on Small Craft for Marina Design
Warren Green1995, Melbourne, 5th Australasian Port and Harbour ConferenceEngineered Maintenance of Port Structures
Peter Searle1992, Sydney, 4th Australasian Port, Harbour and Offshore Engineering ConferenceA Model to Simulate the Lateral Restraint of Piled Foundations for Structural Analysis
Neil Collins1990, Melbourne, 3rd Australasian Port, Harbour and Offshore Engineering ConferenceRecent Studies of Port Dredging and Offshore Spoil Dumps
Ian Dawson1988, Brisbane, 2nd Australasian Port, Harbour and Offshore Engineering ConferenceRoller Compacted Concrete Wharf – Townsville

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