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 […]

Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference Deadline extended to June 30!

Coastal/oceanographer colleagues – Please consider submitting an abstract/sending a student to the 4th Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference – Americas (YCSEC-A), hosted at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in Alabama, Aug. 21-23, 2017. Registration/abstract submission is open until 30 June! Details here: https://ycseca-2017.eventbrite.com The YCSEC-A mission is to bring together young scientists and engineers […]

The Future of UK Coastal Research – 13th UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference

Contributed by: Chris Blenkinsopp The 13th UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference (YCSEC) was held at Bath on 11-12th April as part of the University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.  The conference was organised by the Water, Environment and Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR) research group and the Water Innovation Research Centre (WIRC) with support from our sponsors […]

At a land down under, women glow when Science meets Parliament

by dr Graziela Miot da Silva, Flinders University I had the opportunity to attend the 18th Science meets Parliament (SmP) event in Canberra (21 and 22 March 2017), promoted by Science and Technology Australia (STA). The main goal of this event is to improve the understanding between science and political stakeholders by saturating Parliament with science […]