An interesting problem to have….

This article was passed on to me today and I thought it worthwhile to pass on to the group. Trailing spouses exist on both sides of the gender fence, and as a young mom, I can definitely attest that my career has more sacrifices in it than my partner’s it seems so my career track […]

Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference – Americas 2016

YCSEC-A 2016 was held at Queen’s University on the shore on Lake Ontario in Kingston, Canada! With over 50 participants that included 42 talks from graduate students and early career researchers, 3 industry talks and 5 keynote addresses, people from North and South America met to discuss coastal engineering and science. This included participants with […]

Have your say!

Undertake a short (< 5 minute) survey about your experience of gender inequality (or lack of) in coastal geoscience and engineering. This will add to an initial survey undertaken at the International Coastal Symposium in March 2016, which indicated that this is an instructive endeavour We would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey, which will help […]

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 […]

Women in Coastal update – July 2016

Hi everyone. It’s been a busy time of year for the committee with research, projects, teaching, field work, conferences, and family. Since the launch of WICGE in March, we have had our website updated with our new web address www.womenincoastal.org, and we now have a member form so that members can add themselves to the […]

Member spotlight: Katherine Ratliff, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment

Member spotlight: Katherine Ratliff, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Division of Earth & Ocean Sciences at the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment. My research focuses on landscape dynamics and the complex feedbacks within coupled human-landscape systems at the land-water interface. I seek to better understand […]

Addressing unconscious and implicit bias: the importance of small steps

By Dr Luciana Esteves Reducing gender imbalance in higher education and in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) based careers is now in the agenda of many organisations. These corporate initiatives have great value as they can raise awareness, promote diversity and disseminate good practices and role models to a large number of people. In […]

Launch of Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering

A reflection by Shari Gallop, Ana Vila-Concejo and Sarah Hamylton The Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering (WICGE) network was officially launched on 8th March 2016 at the International Coastal Symposium in Sydney, Australia. We were pleased to have a great turnout of around 70 people, with a good mix of men and women which […]