Date(s) - 09/09/2019 - 10/09/2019
Hotel Grand Chancellor
1 Davey St, Hobart
PIANC Australia & New Zealand
Coasts & Ports Pre-Conference Seminar
Crisis Management and Natural Disaster Response
Grateful thanks to our Platinum Sponsor – North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation
Date: 9 – 10 September 2019
Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
Cost: PIANC Members $495 (incl. GST), Non-Members $748 (incl. GST)
Register here. See below for the full program, also downloadable here
PIANC Australia & New Zealand has developed an exciting program that addresses crisis management and natural disaster response in ports and harbours with eminent Australian, New Zealand and international speakers.
As island nations in a globalised trading world, Australia and New Zealand rely heavily on our sea ports for connectivity, commerce, energy resources and community prosperity. Natural disasters and human-created crises pose a significant threat to the operation of our ports and harbours.
Recent experiences in managing and preparing for these events has provided important learnings for the broader PIANC community. Our speakers will share challenges, impacts and solutions. The program has been prepared to allow plenty of time for presentation and questions with 40 minute slots.
Major topics include:
– Hurricane/cyclone/tsunami/earthquake/fires – impacts on ports, harbours and coasts:
– Government planning and approach to disaster risk reduction:
– Insurance of coastal and port infrastructure:
– Prevention versus recovery – the perspective of the first response agencies:
– Climate change and the importance of preparedness for extreme events.
The seminar format has included sufficient time for presentations and for delegates to mix with colleagues and industry partners during breaks. A networking dinner on Monday evening is also included in the registration cost.
SEMINAR PROGRAM as at 19 August 2019
|Monday 9 September 2019
|1045||Keynote Speaker: James Dalton, Director of Civil Works, US Army Corps of Engineers|
|1130||Luke Brown, Ass/Sec, Disaster Preparedness Branch, Home Affairs: ‘Australia’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework|
|1210||Ian Cumming, Australian Defence Climate and Security Adviser: ‘Climate change impacts: Prevention rather than recovery’|
|1350||David Taylor, Director, Baird Australia: ‘Cyclone impacts on NW shelf operations’|
|1430||Kevin Kane, Senior Manager, Environment and Planning, North Queensland Bulk Ports: ‘Cyclone and flood impacts on North Queensland Ports’|
|1540||Jamie Storrie, Manager, Crisis Preparedness and Response, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA):’Managing complex maritime emergencies’|
|1620||Marcus John,Thomas Miller Australasia, Managing Director, TT Club: ‘Insurance implications for ports and natural disasters’|
|1800||Dinner at Restaurant on the waterfront (short walk)|
Tuesday 10 September 2019
|0900||Jared Pettersson, Director, Enviser Ltd: ‘Impacts, response and lessons learnt, Christchurch earthquake’|
|0940||Tom Bishton, Senior Structural Engineer – Transport and Infrastructure, BECA (NZ): ‘Seismic impacts on port infrastructure’|
|1020||Jose Borrero, Director, eCoast NZ:‘Tsunami experiences and future mitigation in NZ ports’|
|1130||Dr Hiroyasu Kawai – Director, Marine Information and Tsunami Department, Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI), National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology, Japan: ‘Tsunami Disaster and Reconstruction in Port and Coastal Area due to the 2011 East Japan Earthquake’|
|1210||Dr Ben Popovich, National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), NZ : ‘Tsunami Impacts on New Zealand Port Structures’|
|1250||Rory Main, Managing Director, Fremantle Maritime Simulation Centre: ‘Ship simulations for emergency response’|
|1430||Roger Kirk, Deputy Harbour Master, Port Operations Manager, Port Kembla: ‘The Iron Chieftain fire in Port Kembla 2018’|
|1510||Anna Flower, Manager Security, Emergency Management & Business Continuity, TasPorts: ‘Implementation of crisis and natural disaster risk management’|
|1550||Susie Kropman, Director of the Marine Biosecurity Unit in the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources: ‘Marine biosecurity risks and management’|
|1630||Dr Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist, US Army Corps of Engineers & Chair, PIANC Environmental Commission: ‘Environmental Impacts and Risk Reduction’|
|1800||ICE Breaker event for Coasts and Ports conference attendees|
About Our Speakers
Director of Civil Works, US Army Corps of Engineers
About: James C. Dalton serves as the Director of Civil Works, Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Washington, D.C. In this position, he leads, manages and directs the policy development, programming, planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance activities of the Army Civil Works Program, a $6 billion annual program of water and related land resources of the United States, and oversees the work of over 25,000 civilian employees. He also represents the USACE in the United Nation’s Advisory Board High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters, and serves in several national and international water resources Committees.
Dr Todd Bridges
Senior Research Scientist, US Army Corps of Engineers & Chair, PIANC Environmental Commission: ‘Environmental Impacts and Risk Reduction’
About: Dr Todd Bridges is the U.S. Army’s Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science. His responsibilities include leading research, development and environmental initiatives for the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Dr Bridges is the National Lead for USACE’s Engineering With Nature® initiative, which includes a network of research projects, field demonstrations, and communication activities to promote sustainable, resilient infrastructure systems. His primary areas of research activity at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center concern 1) the science and engineering of sustainable infrastructure development, 2) the development of risk and decision analysis methods applied to water resources infrastructure and environmental systems, and 3) the assessment and management of environmental contaminants.
Dr Hiroyasu Kawai
Director, Marine Information and Tsunami Department, Port and Airport Research Institute (PARI ), National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology, Japan: ‘Tsunami Disaster and Reconstruction in Port and Coastal Area due to the 2011 East Japan Earthquake’
About: Dr Kawai has been working in the National Institute as a civil engineering researcher since 1992. His major works were the analysis of wave statistics and tsunami waveforms acquired through the Japanese nationwide observation system, and the evaluation of the coastal hazard by using stochastic typhoon and storm surge simulations. He participated in the writing of the PIANC Report No. 122 on the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
Associate Marine Structural Engineer – Beca : ‘Seismic impacts on port infrastructure’
Tom has been involved in the marine structures industry for over 13 years and has worked on numerous maritime projects around the world. These included cruise ship terminals in the Caribbean, Berth 3 at the Hay Point Coal Terminal in North Queensland and more recently the redevelopment of the Auckland waterfront, which is for the upcoming 36th America’s Cup. Tom is currently helping grow Beca’s Australian maritime capability.
Director, eCoast NZ: ‘Tsunami experiences and future mitigation in NZ ports’
Assistant Secretary, Disaster Preparedness Branch, Emergency Management Australia within the Department of Home Affairs: ‘Australia’s National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework’
Dr Ian Cumming
Australian Defence Climate and Security Adviser: ‘Climate change impacts: Prevention rather than recovery’
Manager Security, Emergency Management & Business Continuity, TasPorts: ‘Implementation of crisis and natural disaster risk management’
Director, Thomas Miller (Australasia) Pty Ltd, Managing Director, TT Club: ‘Insurance implications for ports and natural disasters’
About: Marcus is a Director of Thomas Miller and a qualified solicitor who has worked as a lawyer in London and in Sydney. He was recruited by Thomas Miller for the UK Club to undertake P&I claims correspondency work. He currently heads the TT Club Sydney office and is responsible for the claims and underwriting result for TT’s Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Islands business.
Senior Manager, Environment and Planning, North Queensland Bulk Ports: ‘Cyclone and flood impacts on North Queensland Ports’
Captain Roger Kirk
Marine Operations Manager and Deputy Harbour Master – Port Kembla: Corporate Member, Port Authority of NSW: ‘The Iron Chieftain fire in Port Kembla 2018′
About: Over 20 years at sea on various ship types from passenger ferries to oil and gas tankers, 10 years in commercial shipping environments and currently close to 9 years’ as Marine Operations Manager and Deputy Harbour Master – overseeing pilot boat service delivery; safe movement of dangerous goods through the port as well as being tasked with the technical care of the Authority’s infrastructure in Port Kembla.
Director of the Marine Biosecurity Unit, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources: ‘Marine biosecurity risks and management’
About: The Marine Biosecurity Unit is responsible for leading national policy development for marine pest prevention as well as establishing and contributing to enhanced supporting arrangements to reduce marine biosecurity risks, particularly from ballast water and biofouling. Susie led the team that implemented the Ballast Water Convention and domestic ballast water requirements in Australia. Susie has also worked on the implementation of MARPOL, the international compensation and liability regime for pollution from ships, management of Commonwealth marine parks and marine environmental research.
Managing Director, Fremantle Maritime Simulation Centre: ‘Ship simulations for emergency response’
Director, Enviser Ltd: ‘Impacts, response and lessons learnt after Christchurch earthquake’
About: Jared is an Environmental Engineer and Director of Enviser Ltd, a small environmental advisory consultancy in New Zealand. Most recently Jared has been managing the environmental and regulatory obligations associated with the recovery of Lyttelton Port. He was also involved in other aspects of Christchurch’s recovery, including assisting local and central government to manage the unique environmental and regulatory challenges posed by the scale of Christchurch’s rebuild.
Dr Ben Popovich
National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand: ‘Tsunami Impacts on New Zealand Port Structures’
About: Ben is from the United States and came to New Zealand in 2012 to pursue a PhD in civil engineering at the University of Auckland focused on studying the impacts of tsunami on port infrastructure. Following completion of his degree, Ben took up a role with the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in Wellington involving developing and running risk and vulnerability analyses for a variety of infrastructure systems.
Manager, Crisis Preparedness and Response, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA): ‘Managing complex maritime emergencies’
About: Jamie Storrie is responsible for maintaining national preparedness for oil and hazardous material incidents and manages the AMSA Response School which provides national training programs for emergency management, oil and hazardous material response and search and rescue. Jamie has responded to numerous significant emergencies, notably establishing and managing the operations of the Joint Agencies Coordination Centre as part of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and led the response to the Montara Wellhead oil spill in the Timor Sea.
Director, Baird Australia: ‘Cyclone impacts on NW shelf operations’
About: David Taylor is a Principal with Baird and has over 15-years’ international experience across a range of engineering and applied science disciplines. Over the last 5 years David has directed the development and application of Baird’s multi-hazard cyclone modelling system that has been applied a range of projects in Australia, Asia and the Caribbean. Since 2013, David has led a series of studies and projects focused on navigation risk assessment and mitigation of channel blockage risk at Port Hedland. A range of infrastructure investments and operational improvements have been implemented as a result of those studies including BHP’s $240 million USD Tug and Tug Harbour Project.
Grateful thanks also to our supporting sponsors Beca and TasPorts
Further Sponsorship opportunities
The opportunity exists to provide sponsorship of the PIANC Australia & New Zealand Hobart Seminar. A limited number of sponsorship packages are available to the value of $2,500 (excl GST). As a sponsor, your organisation will receive the following benefits:
• Prime profile and access to between 50-100 targeted attendees over two-days;
• One free registration to the seminar;
• A flyer on every seat at the start of the seminar each day;
• Acknowledgement on the website and on all seminar material;
• Acknowledgement on the holding slide shown when sessions are not underway;
• Acknowledgement by the Chair at the commencement/closing each day.
Parties interested in sponsorship should contact Neil Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org