Coastal Hazard Management Short Course 2014
Brisbane, 30th of April - 1st of May 2014
Gold Coast Study Tour - 2nd of May 2014
After a successful Coastal Hazard Management Short Course held in 2013 with more than 40 participants from local government, industry and universities, we are delighted to bring you the second edition, covering coastal hazard management theory and practice relevant to Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
To register please download, complete and return the Registration Form (PDF 226kb) by email.
Dr Marcello Sano, Griffith Centre for Coastal Management
Associate Professor Charles Lemckert, Griffith School of Engineering
Background:Coastal communities in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region are frequently challenged by hazards such as cyclones and storm surges, and by the constant, long-term dynamics of the shorelines responding to climatic forces. As a result, erosion and storm tide inundation threaten coastal settlements and infrastructure. Climate variability and change, including sea level rise trends, possible changes in weather patterns, will likely add additional pressure on coastal communities across the region. The burden of the responsibility for managing these risks resides with local governments, following State advice and requirements, which may differ from State and Territories or national jurisdictions at a larger scale.
Coastal Processes and impacts
Impacts, vulnerability and risk
Shoreline erosion management
Coastal hazard and climate change adaptation
Thursday 1 of May 2014
Coastal management plans
Coastal adaptation strategies
Friday 2 of May 2014
Study Tour of the Gold Coast
The study tour will include a visit to the main coastal management hotspots of the Gold Coast, including the Tweed River Sand Bypass System, the iconic beaches of Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads and Surfers Paradise and the artificial reef at Narrowneck.
Partners:Australian Coastal Society
The Ship Inn at Southbank, Brisbane
Fees:Course: Two days attendance, lunch, morning and afternoon teas, comprehensive course notes and course dinner.
- Early bird rate - book and pay by 1st March 2014 $780 (plus GST$78)
- Standard rate - after 1 March 2014 $950 (plus GST$95).
A 5% discount is offered to three or more registrants from the same organisation (inclusive of early bird and standard rates). A special discounted offer for Australian Coastal Society members will be advertised on the course webpage.
Study Tour: Study Tour of the Gold Coast on 2nd May 2014, leaving and returning to Brisbane, lunch included.
Please make own arrangements. Discounted rates will be advertised on the course webpage.
Notification in writing within a minimum of two weeks before the course for a 90% refund. No refunds will be available after this date. If the nominated delegate is unable to attend, the registration is transferable to other staff from the same organisation.
The cost of this course has been kept to a minimum. As a consequence, we reserve the right to postpone this course should delegate numbers be insufficient with full refund.
Registration and Enquiries:
Griffith Centre for Coastal Management
Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus
p: 07 5552 8506 f: 07 5552 8722
To Register please download, complete and return the Registration Form (PDF 226kb) by email.
Purpose of this Course:
This is a professional development course designed to improve the understanding of coastal hazard dynamics, modeling and impacts and to develop skills for shoreline management and coastal hazard adaptation planning.
Who Should Attend:
You will find this course relevant if you are:
- A council or government officer in charge of coastal hazards management
- A coastal science, engineering or planning industry professional
- A scientist involved in coastal hazard adaptation research
- A science or engineering student wishing to work in the field