Coasts, marine structures and breakwaters 2013

Meeting or Conference
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
17-20 Sep 2013
United Kingdom (Edinburgh)

The conference will showcase up to 150 technical papers over three days covering all aspects of coastal engineering.

In addition to the main session presentations, the ‘Fringe’ will give opportunities for presentations of recent news, continuing research, and developments in progress. Workshops, short courses and technical visits will also be offered as part of the event.

Topics and themes

The conference will address the following general topics: 

  • Breakwaters, piers and jetties

  • Marine energy systems, offshore and nearshore devices and systems, service landfall

  • New coastal facilities and infrastructure including oil and gas terminals, power stations, desalination plants

  • Waterfront developments

  • Seawalls and shoreline structures

  • Ports, locks and harbours

  • Coastal erosion and flooding

  • Shoreline management, environmental and social awareness

  • Coastal, estuarine and oceanographic processes; data measurement, monitoring and modelling

  • Coastal threats, storms, tsunamis and climate change

  • Dredging and use of dredged materials

  • Construction materials - embedded energy, sustainability

The conference will address the following general themes:

  • Innovation, new technologies and techniques

  • Developments in research, analysis and practitioner guidance

  • Best practice in design, performance and adaptation facility

  • Construction, installation, servicing and operating

  • Growing knowledge and understanding, dealing with uncertainties

  • Sustainable construction, refurbishment and rehabilitation

  • Analysis and management of ageing infrastructure, maintenance, retrofit and replacement

  • Maintenance and conversion of existing structures and facilities to meet new requirements

  • Alternative procurement, economics and finance

  • Investigative study and feasibility planning

  • Environmental and economically sustainable operations and management

  • Emerging markets and requirements

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