Technical Tours

Technical Tours are included in full conference and Friday registration. Please select with your registration which field trip option you would like to attend on Friday 18 August. All technical tours will depart from Novotel Sunshine Coast at 1.30pm and return at 5.00pm.

Technical Tour 1: An exploration of the Noosa Coast

This tour will explore the Noosa Coast and the key features that make this coast unique. We will visit some of the key coastal features of this coast as well as recent interventions that have sought to enhance the ecosystem: Key sites will be the Noosa River Entrance to Hastings St ocean beach sand backpassing system; the Munna Point stabilization using geobag groynes on the Noosa River; and the Huon Mundy Artificial Oyster Reefs project also on the Noosa River.

Technical Tour 2: Regional Navigation and Operations

This field trip will be focused around the Mooloolah River and Maroochy River Groynes. We will explore key operational and navigation features of the area and how this location supports the wider navigation and operational infrastructure along this section of Queensland’s Coast. Key places of interest will be the Marine Operations Base; the Mooloolah River recreational marinas, entrance dredging, beach nourishment and breakwaters; and the morphological changes and stabilisation works at the entrance of the Maroochy River.

Sponsored by: TULOW


Technical Tour 3: The Bribie Island Breakthrough, Caloundra

The Bribie Island Breakthrough is an interesting coastal processes phenomenon. The sand spit at the very northern end of Bribie Island broke through into the Pumicestone Passage in January 2022 and some big changes are occurring. We will visit this site to understand what has happened and how the coastal environment is being reshaped throughout the area.  The new entrance and changes to Golden Beach will be viewed from Fraser Park.  The closing of the previous Caloundra Bar will be viewed from Happy Valley, and there will be a visit to our sponsor The Jetty Specialist’s factory at nearby Bells Creek.

Sponsored by: Jetty Specialist

The Jetty Specialist

Key Dates

03 March 2023 Abstract Submission Deadline (midnight AEDT). No further extensions.
13 March 2023 Authors advised of Submission Outcome
15 May 2023 Full Paper Submission Deadline
12 June 2023 Reviewed Papers Returned to Authors (If required)
04 July 2023 Final Papers Submitted with Changes Deadline
04 July 2023 Updated Abstract Submission Deadline
03 July 2023 Earlybird Registration Closes
03 July 2023 Speaker Registration Deadline

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