Welcome to the International Coastal Symposium 2016

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the International Coastal Symposium (ICS2016), to be held from Sunday 6th – Friday 11th March 2016 at the Crowne Plaza, Coogee Beach, Sydney, Australia.  The theme is ‘Coasts in Space and Time’.

The International Coastal Symposium (ICS) is now in its 14th edition and this is only the second time it has been held in Australia since the Gold Coast in 2007.

The symposium will be hosted by the Geocoastal Research Group, School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney, under the auspices of the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR).

The ICS brings together delegates from all over the world, including from the GeoHab2015 conference, to collaborate and discuss the most current coastal research studies and projects.  The proceedings of the conference, published as peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Coastal Research, represent an invaluable resource for coastal scientists, engineers and managers.

  • The meeting will consist of a number of sessions on coastal science comprising geomorphology, geology, ecology, biology, coastal engineering and coastal management including planning and policy.
  • Keynote speakers will include international leaders in coastal science and engineering with special attention to highlighting Australian expertise.
  • Social functions including a Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner will be held to promote networking opportunities.
  • Field trips will be organised to showcase local knowledge, look at diverse topics, and study cases. Post conference excursions are also envisaged including trips to the Great Barrier Reef and to the coast of NSW.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney for ICS 2016.