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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coastal Morphodynamics at the EGU2018 (8-13 April) in Vienna!

Official Session outline: The session (orals and posters), sponsored by the Commission on Coastal Systems (CCS) of the IGU as well as the IGCP 639 group ‘Sea level changes from Minutes to Millennia’, will target researchers hoping to showcase their coastal research in front of Europe’s largest geoscience audience. The session will again aim to […]

Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association meeting to be held inPerth, Western Australia, 3-6 September, 2018.

Colleagues, Please consider submitting an abstract for the Coastal response to a changing climate session at the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association meeting to be held inPerth, Western Australia, 3-6 September, 2018. We invite abstracts covering improved understanding of coastal morphodynamics, observed coastal response to climate changes/events, as well as efforts to predict the likely […]

Shari Gallop on gender bias and setting up WICGE, published in Nature

Today WICGE is featured in Nature, in a column authored by WICGE committee member Dr. Shari Gallop. This column focuses on Shari’s experiences of gender bias in science, and her role in founding Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering, together with the other committee members. Read the article here.      

Make a difference: 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures

The future of STEM is powered by women! 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures is a groundbreaking initiative designed to engage young women interested in science, technology, engineering, and math, and advance their pursuit of STEM careers through mentoring and 21st-century skills development. The New York Academy of Sciences supported program is currently recruiting mentors. More information […]

Can we have it all? – by Peta Leahy

Being asked recently to contribute to WICGE was very humbling, but on what to blog about became very a very daunting task. A few ideas were thrown at me – my journey through the Australian Coastal Society of which I am now the first female Chairperson, my role as a senior researcher at the Griffith […]

New open access resource for teaching beach morphodynamics

A new teaching resource is available for teaching beach morphodynamics to university-level students: Gallop, S.L., Harley, M.D., Brander, R.W., Simmons, J., Splinter, K.D., Turner, I.L. 2017. Assessing cross-shore and alongshore variation in beach morphology due to wave climate: Storms to decades. Oceanography 30(3), 120–125. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.304 This open-access paper has just been published in Oceanography and consists […]