Coasts & Ports 2019 Hobart Conference

Coasts & Ports 2019 Hobart Conference

Date(s) - 10/09/2019 - 13/09/2019
All Day

Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey St, Hobart
Tasmania, 7000

PIANC Australia & New Zealand is delighted to be co-convenor of the Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019 Conference, to be held 10-13 September in Hobart.

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Papers on theory, measurement, analysis, environmental effects, modelling, planning, design and construction, operation, maintenance and management have been invited on the following topics: Coastal Processes; Port and Maritime Engineering; Coastal and Ocean Engineering; Port and Coastal Planning; Policy and Management; and the Blue Economy. A draft outline program is here.

The pre-eminent forum

The Australasian 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. Coasts and Ports 2019 is an amalgamation of the 24th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 17th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference.

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. Register Now:

2019 Conference Theme

Our 2019 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.

Technical presentations & networking

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, pre-Conference short course, and the opportunity to network with colleagues in a vibrant social program including a Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner and other optional activities.

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A draft outline program is here.

We look forward to seeing you in Hobart in September!

Diversity and Inclusion

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. See you in Hobart!