Congratulations to Dr Sarah McSweeney

Sarah McSweeney was the recipient of the 2018 John McKenzie ECR Award for her research: The impact of artificial entrance openings on estuary processes and biota. The award provides $20,000 of research funds. Sarah’s project aims to look at whether drainage of the estuary lagoon following artificial openings can be empirically predicted and whether opening at…

Coastal Monitoring Project wins Victoria Coastal Council Award

Deakin University (A/Professor Daniel Ierodiaconou) Melbourne University (A/Professor David Kennedy) and Parks Victoria (Dr Steffan Howe) received an award at the annual Victoria Coastal Council Awards Night. The Victorian Marine Park Habitat Mapping and Monitoring Project was a joint winner in the category of Partnerships in Research and Monitoring. The award recognises that the Monitoring…

Congratulations Associate Professor Mike Hilton

Associate Professor Mike Hilton has  been awarded a New Zealand honour and is now a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. He has received the award for a lifetime service to conservation. He has made significant contributions to coastal management in New Zealand, especially in his area of expertise in sand dune restoration.…

In Press: Last interglacial dunes in Victoria

This paper presents the first ever dated chronology for the series of dune fields and foredunes of the Gippsland Lakes area, Victoria. The authors used ground penetrating radar and luminescence dating to gain a picture of the coastal foredunes through time. A prograded coastal plain formed as a series of foredune ridges 125,00 years ago.…

Official launch: Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program

The launch of the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program was officially announced by the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, and the Local member Paul Edbrooke MP. Associate Professor David Kennedy and Dr Dan Ierodiaconou were there to launch the program, which will use the latest drone technology as well…

Post doctoral positions available

These positions are now closed Research Fellow – Coastal Shoreline Modelling (The University of Melbourne) (2.5 years, full time, Salary: $69,148 – $93,830 p.a (Level A PhD entry level $87,415 p.a) plus 17% superannuation) The Research Fellow will conduct research on the embayment/coastal compartment-scale shoreline dynamics using numerical modelling for the prediction of sediment transport…