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PIANC YP De Paepe-Willems Award 2021 open now!

Time to prepare and send in your abstracts for the PIANC De Paepe-Willems Award (PIANC DPWA) 2021! Deadline

YP Com – changes at local and global level

YP-Com changes - congratulations to ANZ YPs! Welcome to our new PIANC ANZ YP Com Chair, Claire Treeby.

APAC 2020 – Preview Paper: The Fremantle Underwater Rock Mound

As we all have to wait a few more months for our inaugural APAC 2020 Conference in Fremantle

APAC 2020 – Preview Paper: NSW Shell Cove Boat Harbour & Marina

As we all have to wait a few more months for our inaugural APAC 2020 Conference in Fremantle

Welcome New Board Members – Laurence Benn and Jackie Spiteri

At the recent PIANC ANZ AGM we welcomed two new members to our Board, Laurence Benn and Jackie

Congratulations Ben Popovich – Award Winner!

PIANC ANZ is very proud to announce that our own Benjamin Popovich is the worthy recipient of the

New PIANC Mentoring Program – full steam ahead!

The PIANC ANZ Mentoring Program aims to provide members with an opportunity of giving back to their coastal

Three New MarCom Working Groups – apply now!

PIANC HQ is calling for nominations from Member National Sections to participate in the following three new Maritime

Climate Change Adaptation Seminar now available online

The video is now available for PIANC WA Chapter's free online seminar on climate change adaptation for ports and

PIANC ANZ YPCom Chair – applications now open!

PIANC ANZ YP Chair - Applications open! The PIANC Young Professionals Commission (YPCom) is dedicated to the career

Congratulations to our Climate Change Champions

Congratulations to PIANC ANZ members Gildas Colleter and Greg Fisk on their appointment as climate champions for Technical

APAC2020 Conference postponed to end of November.

APAC2020 Conference will now be held 30 November - 4 December 2020. Due to the uncertainty regarding future public

Working Group 218 on invasive alien species makes successful start

PIANC Working Group 218 which is looking at the implications of invasive alien species for waterborne transport infrastructure, held

Congratulations Greg Britton Lifetime Achiever!

Congratulations to PIANC A-NZ Board member and esteemed coastal engineer Greg Britton! At the 2019 NSW Coastal Conference

COPEDEC 2020 Manila – Special Call Out for Abstracts

Special Call out for Abstract submissions to COPEDEC 2020 ! The 10th International Conference on Coastal and Port

A Momentous Year – EOY Message from the Chair

On behalf of PIANC Australia-New Zealand (A-NZ),  I would like to express my thanks to all our members

Our PIANC V-P: Neil Lawson – Mid-Term Report

Following eighteen years as Chair of PIANC A&NZ, Neil Lawson achieved something no other Australian or New Zealander

PIANC APAC 2020 Pre-Conference Symposium: Nature-based Solutions for Coasts, Ports and Estuaries

An exciting two day Pre-Conference Symposium Nature-based Solutions for Coasts, Ports, and Estuaries on 15 - 16 June

Harbour Reflections – successful NSW Chapter event

The PIANC NSW end of year event hosted by PIANC at the ARUP Sydney office on November 13th

PIANC WG 175 released – ERM for Navigation Infrastructure

PIANC EnviCom WG 175 - 'A Practical Guide to Environmental Risk Management (ERM) for Navigation Infrastructure Projects’ has

YP tour of The America’s Cup Infrastructure Project Auckland

PIANC A&NZ Young Professionals Chip Pohlen and Will Ingle report: In 2017 Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) won

2019 PIANC Young Author Award

Congratulations to Damon Howe! Established in 1988, the prestigious PIANC A&NZ Young Authors Award is traditionally presented at

Call for EnviCom WG 226 & 227 participation from PIANC A&NZ members

PIANC is now calling for nominations from Member National Sections to participate in the following two new Environmental

PIANC’s busy Environmental Commission – Marika Calfas reports

PIANC A-NZ Environmental Commission (EnviCom) Lead and CEO of NSW Ports, Marika Calfas has recently returned from Lyon,

Engineering with Nature Atlas – Vol 2 – Call for contributions

Engineering project examples highlighted in the Engineering with Nature Atlas illustrated the diverse opportunities and growing community of

Hobart Seminar Faces The Issues

PIANC’s Hobart Seminar - Crisis Management and Natural Disaster Response Congratulations to the Organising Committee for a great

PIANC welcomes new member Maritime Constructions

PIANC welcomes our latest Corporate Member, Maritime Constructions. "As a marine infrastructure contractor, we will benefit greatly from

Review: PIANC NSW YP Technical Tour & Networking -August 2019

If you were to talk to any tourist visiting Australia, Sydney Harbour would be close to the top

Hobart Crisis Management Seminar 9 & 10 September – speakers and sponsors finalised!

There are some exciting speakers lined up for PIANC's Pre-Coasts & Ports Seminar, Crisis Management and Natural Disaster

PIANC A-NZ Membership Survey

PIANC Australia & New Zealand wants to hear from you! Help us in our aim to better serve

YP Success: 7th BTV in Singapore June 2019 Reviewed

The Biennial Technical Visit (BTV) is PIANC’s signature international event for Young Professionals (YPs). YP-Com Chair for PIANC

WG153B Gas Terminals – Progressing Towards 2021

PIANC MarCom Working Group 153B (“Recommendations for the Design and Assessment of Marine Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Terminals”)

PIANC WG 208 Planning for Automation of Container Terminals – Progress Report

PIANC A-NZ Member Carsten Varming was selected for participation in the new PIANC Mar-Com WG208 Planning for Automation

Regional NSW ready to go!

Hot on the heels of successful regional events in WA and SA, a new chapter for the NSW/ACT

Positive Vibes at PIANC A-NZ AGM 2019

PIANC Australia and New Zealand held its 23rd AGM in Sydney recently, with Chair Will Glamore very confident

Board Member Profile: Katrina Dodd

Welcome to Katrina Dodd We were delighted to welcome Katrina Dodd to the PIANC A-NZ Board in June

Successful PIANC Seminar – New Technologies

New Technologies - Driving Environmental Improvements in the Ports and Coastal Sector - Successful PIANC Seminar May 2019

EnviCom WG188 on Carbon Management Released

PIANC EnviCom Working Group (WG) 188 - 'Carbon Management for Port and Navigation Infrastructure' has been recently released.

Regional Chapters: Call for PIANC A-NZ YP regional reps!

Due to PIANC A-NZ's growing membership base and our desire to increase involvement throughout our large geographical area,

MarCom WG 185 – Ports on Greenfield Sites -now released.

PIANC MarCom WG 185 - 'Ports on Greenfield Sites - Guidelines for Site Selection and Masterplanning' has been

If you want something done – ask a busy person! PIANC Member profile: Dave Hopper

This profile is the first in a series - aimed at promoting the valuable work of our members.

PIANC Australia & New Zealand Strategic Plan 2019

The Board of PIANC Australia & New Zealand has prepared a Strategic Plan for 2019 - available now.

Call for “Climate Change Champions”

Calling for self nominations from PIANC A-NZ members for 'Climate Change Champions" role on PIANC MarCom and RecCom.

Regional Chapters – PIANC vision for the future – beginning now!

As part of our 2019 Strategic Plan the PIANC Board is working to establish and support regional chapters 

Renewables and Energy Efficiency for Maritime Ports – Report WG159

PIANC MarCom WG 159's state-of-the-art report  'Renewables and Energy Efficiency for Maritime Ports' has been released 167 pages

PIANC A-NZ Newsletter No.1!

Connecting, engaging, informing. We aim to increase our regular, meaningful interactions with members: this newsletter is one way

Design Principles for Dry Bulk Marine Terminals – PIANC WG184 Report published

PIANC's 'Design Principles for Dry Bulk Marine Terminals' has just been released - congratulations to the Working Group

Guides for the Way Forward – WG 176 Report

PIANC’s WG 176 Expert Report is out - inspiring the navigation infrastructure community to embrace natural systems design.

Engineering with Nature Atlas

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has launched its stunning Engineering with Nature Atlas featuring 56 projects.

Another good year – and more to come: Chair’s report to members

On behalf of PIANC Australia-New Zealand (A-NZ), I would like to express my thanks to all our members

PIANC 2018 World Congress – All Papers & Abstracts now online

Panama Papers and Abstracts Fully Available All papers presented at PIANC’s 34th World Congress are now downloadable from the new PIANC International

YP-Com Korea Seminar Success

“I couldn’t imagine that I would be this active person!" declared YP-Com Asia-Pacific seminar co-organiser Julie Jiyoun Kim.

Profile: PIANC International’s first Vice President from Australia

After 18 years as Chair of PIANC ANZ, Neil Lawson has been appointed a Vice President of PIANC International, the first Australian in the role since PIANC’s founding in 1885. And he’s already making an impact.

PIANC New Guidelines for Gas Terminals – Ambitious effort makes good progress

PIANC International Working Group 153B aims to complete “Recommendations for the Design and Assessment of Marine Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Terminals” by 2020. The updated document will provide guidance to owners and designers of oil and gas terminals worldwide, to facilitate the protection of public health, safety and the environment.

Maintenance Dredging in World Heritage Ports – a strategy in action

Recent years have seen a step change in the attention to the health of the Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Much of the Queensland Port industry has been exposed to significant regulatory and policy change, particularly related to its dredging activities.

PIANC Australia Hosts Inaugural YP-Com Networking Sundowner in Adelaide

The first PIANC Australia event to be held in South Australia recently took place in Port Adelaide. The networking sundowner event, hosted by the Young Professionals Commission (YP-Com), provided a great opportunity for the local coastal and maritime community to get together and learn more about PIANC.

PIANC YP-Com Asia-Pacific Seminar, Korea (29/10 – 1/11)

We are happy to announce that the 3rd PIANC YP-Com Asia-Pacific Seminar is to be held in Korea. To show you our inland waters as well as marine port, we have prepared two venues for this seminar, which are in Seoul and Busan.

PIANC Australia / NZ AGM 2018

Five new members joined the PIANC Australia board at the 2018 AGM held on 22 June. Chair Will Glamore was delighted to welcome Luke Campbell (WA), Chris Carboon (Vic), Katrina Dodd (WA), Peter Engelen (NSW) and Kevin Kane (Qld), noting their representative geographical spread across the country, and their impressive collective level of expertise and energy.

A great growth year for PIANC Australia

PIANC Australia thanks its members after a great growth year for PIANC Australia.

Program Release, PIANC Seminar & AGM – Port Planning, 21-22 June

Full program for the upcoming seminar on Port Planning: Trends, Issues and Hot Topics at the Portside Conference Centre, 207 Kent St, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000, on Thursday & Friday 21 – 22 June.

PIANC Australia Hosts Inaugural YP-Com Networking Sundowner in Darwin

Darwin is Australia’s northernmost capital city, situated in a beautiful harbour setting with pristine coastal beaches and shorelines.

PIANC Networking Event Darwin 12/4

The PIANC Australia Young Professionals Commission cordially invites you to join our first even YP-Com networking event in Darwin, NT!

Sydney Kicks of YP-Com Networking Calendar with Exciting Co-Hosted Event

PIANC Australia’s Young Professionals Commission (YP-Com) is pleased to announce its first networking sundowner of 2018, taking place at Helm Bar in Darling Harbour (Sydney) from 5:30pm on Thursday 8th March.

Welcome message from the new PIANC Chair, Associate Professor Will Glamore

It is my great honour to be elected as the Chair of PIANC Australia. Over the past 19 years, under the leadership of Neil Lawson and the PIANC Board, PIANC Australia has grown to become an integral part of the port and maritime industry. Read more about what we aim to achieve!

PIANC BTV 2017 – Summary Report

the BTV was an amazing week full of interesting and inspiring technical tours and presentations. Great thanks to Will Glamore and everyone from PIANC Australia for the organisation of not only a fantastic Biennial Technical Visit, but a unique combination of events with the AGA, BTV and the Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017 Conference all well-aligned, creating fantastic additional joint activities and networking events.

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