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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2 PhD Projects at University of Western Australia: Fisheries ecology and oceanography to inform management of the western rock lobster

The iconic western rock lobster, Panulirus cygnus , supports both a popular recreational fishery and Australia’s most valuable single species commercial fishery. The Western Rock Lobster Council (WRLC) and Fisheries Research Development Corporation have funded the University of Western Australia (UWA) andDepartment of Primary Industries and Regional Development-Fisheries (DPIRD) to investigate an area at the […]

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 […]

High School Coastal Teaching Resource Now Available

Are you or someone you know teaching in the high school space and interested in Coastal Processes???   Fellow WICGE members from the Water Research Laboratory in partnership with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, have developed a new ‘Coastal Management Guide’ designed for High School teachers involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and […]

Why do we need more women in coastal and how do we facilitate change?

This talk was originally presented by Tanya Stul, Chairperson of the National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering (NCCOE) within Engineers Australia (EA). Address presented at the first Women in Coastal Geosciences and Engineering (WICGE) sundowner at Coasts & Ports 2017, 21 June 2017. I am the Chairwoman of the NCCOE. The only woman on the […]

WICGE Meeting at Coasts and Ports 2017

Apologies on the delayed posts. We’ve been busy! June was a big month for conferences in the Coastal Geosciences/Engineering space.  We posted last week on our event at Coastal Dynamics in Denmark. This week we’ll tell you a bit about our big event we had at Coasts and Ports in Cairns (Australia). Coasts and Ports […]

WICGE Meeting at Coastal Dynamics 2017

We had our first WICGE event at an international conference since the launch at the International Coastal Symposium in 2016! Over 300 delegates from more than 20 countries attended Coastal Dynamics in Helsingør in Denmark from 13-16 June 2017. The Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering Network ran an event during the lunch break on […]