Call for Abstracts

Our Conference theme is Working Together – 50 Years of Coasts and Ports. The theme recognises that working together will be critical: working together with the ocean, with nature, with communities as well as with other professions

Papers on theory, measurement, analysis, environmental effects, modelling and practice are invited on the following themes:

Working with Nature
  • In coastal, port and maritime environments
  • In dune and beach environments
  • Soft and hybrid solutions
  • For climate change adaptation
Future Proofing Coastal and Port Environments
  • Coastal response to extreme events and to climate change
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Managed retreat planning, implementation and economics
  • Adaptation in the Pacific and in Island Communities
  • Resilience planning & practice, disaster prevention & recovery
  • Probabilistic hazard assessment, including shoreline responses and projections
  • Hazard assessments on non-sandy beach coasts (gravel beaches, cliffs, hydrosystems)
  • Coastal multi-hazards
Blue Economy
  • Multi-use of space, multi-use platforms and management in the blue economy
  • Marine renewable energy
  • Environmental characterisation and assessments
  • Aquaculture
  • Marine biotechnology
  • Coastal and marine tourism
  • Economic, social, legal and political aspects
Coastal and Ecological Processes
  • Monitoring, instrumentation and information systems
  • Tides, storm surges, long waves and tsunamis
  • Shelf and shallow water wave dynamics
  • Nearshore currents and morphology, sediment processes,
  • Coastal meteorology, storms, tropical cyclones and extreme events
  • Coastal ecosystem processes (in estuaries, mangroves, coral reefs, etc.)
  • Coastal hydrosystems (estuaries, lagoons, lakes, ICOLLS, river mouths)
Port and Maritime Engineering
  • Ports and marine facilities
  • Deep water terminals
  • Navigation
  • Dredging and reclamation
  • Fate of dredged material and morphologic response to dredging
  • Dredging management, community and ecosystems
  • Sustainable port and maritime infrastructure: e.g. extension of life, repurposing and re-use solutions
  • Green port initiatives
  • Port automation: impacts on port planning and operations
Coastal and Ocean Engineering
  • Wave-structure-soil interactions
  • Breakwaters and Erosion and flood mitigation coastal structures
  • Recreational facilities, waterfront development and marinas
  • Beach nourishment and other forms of ‘shoreline protection’
  • Ocean monitoring, resource, energy and exploration
Port and Coastal Planning, Policy and Management
  • Integrated coastal zone management
  • Coastal, shoreline and port management
  • Risk management and adaptation
  • Sustainability, and stakeholder engagement
  • Greenfields development
  • Integrating traditional knowledge

Abstract Submission

The Australasian Coasts and Ports Series has an extensive catalogue of conference proceedings that covers 50 years of ideas, discussion and knowledge exchange. In 2021, we began the process to make this entire catalogue easily accessible. At this conference, we will continue to require all presenters to submit:

Option 1: A full paper either written specifically for this conference that will be published as part of the conference proceedings

Option 2: A citation and DOI for a Peer Reviewed Publication that has been published in an Academic Journal since 1st January 2021 by the same Authors and which is related to the submitted abstract. You will need to upload your Publication at the time that full papers are requested (but we will only include a DOI link in our Conference Records).

Abstracts have now closed, if you have any questions please contact Authors will be notified of the status of their abstracts by 20 March 2023. Accepted authors will receive instructions for preparing a full paper for presentation and publication, required by 1 May 2023.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts have now closed, if you have any questions please contact