For me right now, being a postdoc is better than a professor – Dr Alice Lefebvre

WICGE member Dr Alice Lefebvre (MARUM – Centre for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen) shares her experiences of managing her academic career with parenting and life, including withdrawing her application at the interview stage for a tenure-track job. Since my Ph.D., I always thought I wanted to become a professor because I like the […]

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 […]

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 […]