Do you want to share your story?

Publicise, promote and celebrate achievements of women in coastal geoscience and engineering We are looking for great stories to be shared. Particularly, about what it means to be a woman (or a minority) in your profession and how that has influenced your trajectory. We believe that we all learn from sharing experiences and the way […]

Coastal Morphodynamics at the EGU2018 (8-13 April) in Vienna!

Official Session outline: The session (orals and posters), sponsored by the Commission on Coastal Systems (CCS) of the IGU as well as the IGCP 639 group ‘Sea level changes from Minutes to Millennia’, will target researchers hoping to showcase their coastal research in front of Europe’s largest geoscience audience. The session will again aim to […]

Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association meeting to be held inPerth, Western Australia, 3-6 September, 2018.

Colleagues, Please consider submitting an abstract for the Coastal response to a changing climate session at the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association meeting to be held inPerth, Western Australia, 3-6 September, 2018. We invite abstracts covering improved understanding of coastal morphodynamics, observed coastal response to climate changes/events, as well as efforts to predict the likely […]

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.      

Job Opportunity: Senior Technician, Wave Energy Research Centre, University of Western Australia.

Job no: 499422 Work type: full-time Location: Albany Categories: Research support, Technical/Laboratory support, Trades & Services UWA Oceans Institute An opportunity to be involved in cutting edge research, working across disciplines on this world first project. 4 year fixed term appointment Level 6 position: $77,122 – $81,629 per annum The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the […]

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 […]

Job Opportunity at East Carolina University

The Department of Engineering at East Carolina University (http://www.engineering.ecu.edu ) seeks candidates for multiple tenure-track faculty positions (assistant, associate, or full professor) in the priority areas of (1) biomaterials and/or biomechanics, (2) coastal infrastructure, sustainability, and/or energy, and (3) big data analytics. Candidates must be willing to collaborate in multi-disciplinary research teams aligned with these […]

Would you work for less pay and more time off to be with your kids?

I pass on an article that made quite a debate over the last week here in Sydney Australia as AECOM announced it would be trialling “12 weeks annual leave scheme for working parents”. This of course came with the associated pay cut, but spread out over the year wouldn’t make a significant difference in your […]

2.5 year post-doc opportunity in surface water hydrology @ UNSW Sydney

An exciting multi-disciplinary project is being advertised to examine the iconic Thirlmere Lakes National Park, south west of Sydney (Australia). The lakes have experienced periods of rapid drying and the NSW’s Office of Environment and Heritage has provided funding to investigate the hydrological functioning of the lake system (more details available at: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/water/thirlmere-lakes-water-data.htm). The successful candidate will be […]

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 […]