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 […]

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 […]

Introducing new journal Anthropocene Coasts

A Look to the Future  A multidisciplinary international journal, Anthropocene Coasts brings together diverse fields of study to tackle complex issues related to coastal regions in the Anthropocene. Anthropocene Coasts publishes research on some of the most complex questions facing human-influenced coastal environments. A forum to discuss anthropogenic change, specifically in the context of coastal […]

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 […]

Funding for ECR’s to attend Regional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts, due Feb 15th

Regional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts conference 10-14 July 2017, Columbia University, New-York (NY) “Future Earth Coasts are making available 2 bursaries for Early Career/Global South participants to attend the WCRP/IOC “Regional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts” conference 10-14 July 2017, Columbia University, New-York (NY) – USA. See http://sealevel2017.org for further details. Each bursary will have a value […]

Encouraging the next generation in Engineering

Contributed by: Dr. Kristen Splinter, Lecturer, UNSW Sydney. I had the privilege of welcoming 100 female high school students to view my research and to get to know what it was like to be an engineer this past month. The site visit to the Water Research Laboratory (http://www.wrl.unsw.edu.au/news/unsw-women-in-engineering-camp-visit-wrl) was part of the girls’ 5-day intensive […]

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 […]

Member spotlight: Luana Stefanon, The University of Padova Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (ICEA)

I am a passionate researcher who has worked at the ICEA Department, the University of Padova (Italy). My research experience is characterized by the use of multiple approaches (i.e., laboratory experiments, mathematical modelling and field surveys) to investigate the interactions between morphodynamics and hydrodynamics in coastal lagoon environments. Everglades, Florida. I have completed my PhD […]

Funding grants for women’s leadership development in Australia

   FUNDING GRANTS FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT In 2016 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the environmental sciences. The initiative is providing women in environmental science with grants for leadership development. More specifically, grant applications are open for women at three levels. Please click […]

Ten reasons why becoming a parent has made me a better researcher…

-by Dr. Sarah Hamylton Over the last week I have been on three different university interview panels and considered 118 job applications. Many thoughts of scholarship, work ethic, attitude, pedagogy and teamwork have crossed my mind, but one comment has stayed with me: “I would question her research productivity because she has children” Hearing this […]

12th International Argus Workshop

In September the 12th International Workshop was hosted at the US Army Corps of Engineers Field Research Facility (FRF, http://www.frf.usace.army.mil/) in Duck, North Carolina, USA. An amazing venue, that holds special to Argus hearts as this marked 30 years of cameras at the Duck tower. The workshops occur every 18 -24 months and has previously been […]