PhD opportunities in the Victorian Coastal Monitoring Project.

These PhD places are now closed. Along the shorelines of South-eastern Australia, there is concern that a lack of sediment supply, rising sea level and climate change will impact sediment circulation patterns, leading to the destabilization of nearshore-beach-dune systems through erosion, overwash, and backshore transgression. We aim to explore the fundamental interconnectedness that drives shoreline…

Australian Research Council Success

David Kennedy, Ruth Reef, Vanessa Wong, Tom Spencer,  Iris Moeller, Susan Brooks were successful in the latest round of the Australian Research Council discovery program. The role of vegetated foreshores in stabilising Australia’s shorelines. The project aims to improve Australia’s capacity to predict shoreline position of estuarine saltmarsh with sea level rise, identify the role…

Congratulations Dr Sarah McSweeney

Sarah McSweeney graduated on Friday with a PhD in Geography from Melbourne University. Her thesis examined Intermittently Closed and Open Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLL’s) throughout the world using Victoria as a case study – looking to understand the driving mechanisms that contribute to their opening and closing. The management of many estuaries in Australia is centred around…

ANZGG Conference in Greytown, New Zealand

Congratulations to  Hanna Kowalczyk who won the best talk at the 17th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Geomorphology Group Conference in Greytown, New Zealand. Her talk entitled: Wave transformation at a rock platform in Victoria, Australia – A study combining field measurements with numerical modelling took out the top prize, whilst Tom Savige was the…

PhD opportunity: National Centre for Coasts and Climate

The coastal lab is part of the National Centre for Coasts and Climate. With A/Prof David Kennedy and Dr Teresa Konlechner leading the key research of understanding the key drivers and responses of the coast to climate change. Applications are invited for a PhD position in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne,…

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Research

The University of Melbourne’s UAV capabilities for coastal research were tested at Inverloch and Venus Bay. Working together with Melbourne University Researcher Dr Allyson O’Brien, and Monash University Researchers Dr Vanessa Wong and Dr Ruth Reef, the UAV was deployed with a payload which collects a cm scale accurate DEM of the landscape as well…