Pre-Conference Short Course & Workshops

Coastal Engineering Pre-Conference Short Course: Introduction to Coastal Engineering

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 April 2022
Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: Te Pae, Christchurch
Cost: $1,300.00

The Water Research Laboratory (WRL) of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney is running a short course prior to the Australasian Coasts and Ports 2021 Conference. The course will be presented by a range of coastal engineers from WRL’s consulting and academic groups, as well as expert local (NZ) presenters on specific topics.

WRL’s presenters are experienced in delivery of the course at other conferences and in running engineering education/training. The preliminary list of presenters include:

• Matt Blacka (, Principal Coastal Engineer
• Ian Coghlan, Senior Coastal Engineer
• James Carley, Principal Coastal Engineer
• Dr Mitchel Harley, Senior Lecturer
• Assoc. Prof. Ron Cox

No prior coastal engineering knowledge is required, though experience or qualifications in engineering, planning, natural resource management or similar fields is recommended. The course provides a primer to a career in coastal engineering, or a platform to better interpret coastal engineering lingo, technical reports and assessments.

The course is most suited to graduate engineers pursuing a coastal engineering career path, coastal planners, coastal management officers or other professions interacting with coastal engineers.  

PIANC Australia/New Zealand Pre-Conference Seminar: The Future Challenges and Opportunities for Ports and Maritime Transport

Sunday 10 April 2022
Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Venue: Te Pae, Christchurch
Cost:  PIANC Member: $395.00 / Non-Member: $495.00

Once again PIANC is running a technical symposium in the lead up to the Australasian Coasts and Ports Conferences. The Board of PIANC Australia – New Zealand has put together an exciting one day program on this critical and challenging theme with eminent Australian, New Zealand and International speakers. Topics include Future Vessels and Fuels, Rail/iREX, Shipping in the Pacific, SDGs and social licence, TCFD/Green funding, EwN world Atlas update, Ecosystem services for ports, Cultural health monitoring, Technology and automation. The format will follow previous symposium with an eminent Keynote Speaker followed by presentations of 30 minutes. This will allow detailed presentations with plenty of discussion time as well as interaction during breaks. 

More information and a detailed program will be available shortly.

PIANC Australia – New Zealand has a full program of other events planned over Australia and New Zealand for 2021 – follow the website and keep up to date – 

Key Dates

Call for Abstracts Open

9 September 2020

Call for Abstracts Close

26 February 2021

Registration Open

19 April 2021

Accepted Abstracts Notified

19 April 2021

Full Paper Submission Deadline

11 June 2021

DN Foster Award Nominations Close

13 August 2021

Final Paper Submission Deadline

20 August 2021

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline

20 August 2021

Speaker Registration Deadline

31 January 2022

Early Bird Registration Close

14 February 2022