Gender inequalities in science won’t self-correct: it’s time for action: Published in The Conversation

Coastal geoscience and engineering is a broad discipline focused on physical processes at the interface of land and sea. Marco Ferraz, Author provided Sarah Hamylton, University of Wollongong; Ana Vila Concejo, University of Sydney; Luciana Esteves, Bournemouth University, and Shari L. Gallop, Macquarie University Harassed on fieldtrips. Excluded from projects. On the receiving end of […]

A neighbourly remote sensing workshop on the Great Barrier Reef

WICGE committee member Dr Sarah Hamylton shares her experience on sharing international perspectives and learning from each other. Australia is a world leader in coral reef environmental stewardship. As coral reef scientists based in Australia, we have a responsibility to share both insights and technical skills that could help with reef management with our regional neighbours. […]

Engaging people in the environment and empowering communities: Naomi Edwards

You might have noticed that Women in Coastal has a shiny new identify! Our logo, colours, branding materials and new website design are created by the talented Naomi Edwards, who is now our Design Contributor. Naomi also works in community engagement and is studying for her PhD at Griffith University on the Gold Coast of […]

Naomi Edwards: Design Contributor

Naomi Edwards is the Design Contributor for Women in Coastal, which includes our branding and website. Naomi is a Phd student at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Naomi’s interests span from community engagement to institutional change to environmental sociology. Her main research topic is to understand the personal and professional conflicts of coastal professionals […]

Seeking content from members

Dear esteemed members of WICGE: We have close to 300 members on our website and we’d love to hear from you! With a newly revamped website, we will be starting up some new blog sections, including “Member of the Month”, “Notes from the Field”, “Student Perspectives”, and your experiences at conferences, organizing events to promote […]

Words of Wisdom from current Australian Coastal Society President, Peta Leahy.

Throughout my younger years there were limited role models in the environmental sector. Does anyone remember Ranger Stacey from Totally Wild? Ranger Stacey, A Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Ranger was the closest we got to a prominent female in the industry. And I wanted to be her so badly! I then embarked on a […]

Permanent Job position – USGS

Dear colleagues:   This is a rare opportunity for a permanent position at USGS. Only U.S. Citizens are eligible (Sorry!). Deadline to apply is April 27. You would be joining a team led by Dr. Patrick Barnard, along with 5 other female modelers and many others. Patrick’s team is doing some amazing science and this […]

PhD title: Modeling of sandy shoreline evolution and its uncertainties, past and future: toward a holistic approach. U. Bordeaux and BRGM.

PhD title: Modeling of sandy shoreline evolution and its uncertainties, past and future: toward a holistic approach. Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD position at BRGM (French Geological Survey) within the group « Coastal Hazards ». One of the missions of BRGM is to undertake solutions-focused research that advances understanding of risks and opportunities in the […]

Job Opportunity: Fixed Term Lecturing Position water engineering and management

Do you love algae? water? working as part of a multi-disciplinary group? The school of Civil and Environmental Engineering @UNSW Sydney is currently recruiting for a fixed term, 3-year (36 mo) lecturing/research position in the area of water engineering and management. It would be great to see some talented WICGE members consider this exciting opportunity […]

PhD Opportunity at U. Auckland in Estuary Morphodynamics

The University of Auckland and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand are seeking applicants for a fully-funded PhD project on numerical modelling of estuarine morphodynamics. Project Details: The project is funded as part of NIWA’s Managing Mud Programme (MMP), which is focused on the sources, characteristics, dynamics, and fate of […]

We should all make our science count

Dr Sarah Hamylton, committee member of WICGE, has recently published a column in Nature.  Contratulations Sarah! “Emotional conflicts around climate change have prompted me to revisit the reasons I became an environmental scientist. I am now using forms of expression that resonate with my personal values and add scientific authority to the argument for resisting […]

Building the research capacity of Early Career Scientists in the Indian Ocean

Building research capacity of Early Career Scientists: The Indian Ocean Early Career Scientists Network (IO-ECSN) by Danielle Su WICGE member Danielle Su shares her experience of ‘imposter syndrome’ and how Early Career Scientists can work together to build research capacity, in this case, for those working on the Indian Ocean.  On December 2015, I was […]

5 Thoughts on the Invisible Hands Helping Men in Science

I was sent a link for this article/blog from Merlin Crossley on the 5 thoughts on the Invisible Hands Helping Men in Science.  It is a good read from a man’s perspective and I encourage our members to read it when you have a chance. Ultimately, we want the most talented people delivering the most […]

Submit your abstract to AOGS in Honolulu, Hawaii (June, 2018)

Received from Dr Serena Blyth Lee from Griffith University, Australia. Submit your abstract to Asia Oceania Geosciences Society annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii by the 19th of January 2018! We would like to bring your attention to the following two sessions (more info below) that will be held at the upcoming AOGS in Honolulu, Hawaii […]

Do you want to share your story?

Publicise, promote and celebrate achievements of women in coastal geoscience and engineering We are looking for great stories to be shared. Particularly, about what it means to be a woman (or a minority) in your profession and how that has influenced your trajectory. We believe that we all learn from sharing experiences and the way […]