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Coastal communities in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region are frequently challenged by hazards such as cyclones and storm surges, and by the constant, long-term dynamics of the shorelines responding to climatic forces. As a result, erosion and storm tide inundation threaten coastal settlements and infrastructure. Climate variability and change, including sea level rise trends, possible changes in weather patterns, will likely add additional pressure on coastal communities across the region. The burden of the responsibility for managing these risks resides with local governments, following State advice and requirements, which may differ from State and Territories or national jurisdictions at a larger scale. In this course, the Queensland experience in managing coastal hazard and planning for the future will be used as a guide for intrastate, interstate and international participants.



Brisbane, 2-3 of May 2018

Gold Coast Study Tour - 4 of May 2018



Dr Marcello Sano, International Courses Leader, Griffith Centre for Coastal Management

Professor Rodger Tomlinson, Director, Griffith Centre for Coastal Management



The course will be given by Griffith University experts and external government officers and industry professionals.



Australian Coastal Society




The Ship Inn at South Bank, Brisbane



The course includes two days attendance, lunch, morning and afternoon teas, comprehensive course notes and course dinner.


Early bird $850+GST

Standard $1025+GST


Special discounts available for more than one person from the same organisation and ACS members.



Please make own arrangements. Discounted rates will be advertised on the course webpage.



Notification in writing within a minimum of two weeks before the course for a 90% refund. No refunds will be available after this date. If the nominated delegate is unable to attend, the registration is transferable to other staff from the same organisation.


Minimum Numbers:

The cost of this course has been kept to a minimum. As a consequence, we reserve the right to postpone this course should delegate numbers to be insufficient with a full refund.


Program Outline:

Wednesday 2 of  May 2018


Thursday  3 of May 2018

  • Coastal policies
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Coastal Economics
  • Coastal management plans
  • Coastal adaptation strategies
  • Case studies


Friday 4 of May 2018

  • Study Tour of the Gold Coast. The study tour will include a visit to the main coastal management hotspots of the Gold Coast, including the Tweed River Sand Bypass System, the iconic beaches of Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads and Surfers Paradise and the artificial reef at Narrowneck.


Purpose of this Course:

This is a professional development course designed to improve the understanding of coastal hazard dynamics, modelling and impacts and to develop skills for shoreline management and coastal hazard adaptation planning.


Who Should Attend:

You will find this course relevant if you are:

  • A council or government officer in charge of coastal hazards management
  • A coastal science, engineering or planning industry professional
  • A scientist involved in coastal hazard adaptation research
  • A science or engineering student wishing to work in the field
Event Type
Start Date
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
End Date
Friday, May 4, 2018
Brisbane, Australia