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…

Two opportunities to join the award winning environmental engineering research team at the Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney

A/Professor Will Glamore is currently advertising two Research Associate positions to join his team at WRL. The advertised positions will further expand WRL’s award winning research expertise in environmental engineering. One position is focused on climate change in estuaries (2 years FTE), while the other is on wetland restoration processes (3 year FTE). Based on Sydney’s…

Coastal Pride: An LGBTI women’s experience of Coastal Geoscience

By Dr. Siddhi Joshi, coastal geoscientist and oceanographer As a coastal marine scientist and a global LGBTI rights activist,  I wanted to write a blog post which explored an LGBTI woman’s experience in coastal geosciences and engineering. My main motivation is to engage in dialogue over the aspects that haunted me throughout the early stages of…

Embracing imperfections and rising in your career and life

with Dr Graziela Miot da Silva, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia Hello blog world, here it is, my first time giving you a try. For some time I have thought about sharing the experiences I had when moving countries and starting new jobs. Within ten years I moved countries twice and started 3 new jobs, all while…

Girls with drones – by Stephanie Duce

Girls with drones by Stephanie Duce, lecturer at James Cook University A quick google search of “girls with drones” currently returns more pictures of bikinis and bottoms than propellers and controllers… but that is something that will hopefully change in the near future particularly with the work of organisations like She Flies. Recently, I was…

WICGE at EGU, April 2017

The Women in Coastal Geo-sciences and Engineering (WICGE) network will be instrumental in achieving gender equality in coastal geoscience and engineering. WICGE works across age groups, genders, and career levels, in academia, government and industry. We have developed some practical objectives including inspiring women to pursue a career in STEM, work for gender equality at events…

What does it take to move from precarity to security?

For many of us, whether we are in academia, government, or industry, job insecurity and short-term contracts can become draining. Dr Dani Barrington is a Research Fellow jointly appointed by Monash University and the International Water Centre, and an Honorary Fellow at The University of Queensland. As her contract ends in a few weeks, Dani shares her thoughts on how…