Program

Monday 26 July 2021

0830 Workshop Registration
0900 – 1030

Pre-Conference Workshop 1

 

Pre-Conference Workshop 2

 

Pre-Conference Workshop 3

 

1030 – 1100 Morning Tea
1100 – 1230

Pre-Conference Workshop 1  continued

 

Pre-Conference Workshop 2  continued

 

Pre-Conference Workshop 3 continued

 

1600 – 1700

Conference Registration

Ballroom Foyer, Pullman Cairns International 

1700 – 1900

Welcome Reception

The Welcome Reception is a fantastic opportunity to connect and re-connect with delegates and your industry peers.

 

Tuesday 27 July 2021

0800 – 1700

Registration

Ballroom Foyer, Pullman Cairns 

OPENING PLENARY SESSION

Mossman Room

0900 – 0910

Delegate Welcome & Housekeeping

Prof. Nick Harvey & Jo Ludbrook, Co-Convenors

0910 – 0925

Welcome to Country

Gudju Gudju Fourmile, Gimuy Walubara Yidinji Country

0925 – 0945

Official Conference Opening

The Hon Meaghan Scanlon MP, Queensland Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs

0945 – 1030

Keynote Presentation – Australian coastal compartments: past, present and future

Prof. Andrew Short, Honorary Professor, School of Geosciences, University of Sydney 

1030 – 1100

Morning Tea

Ballroom Foyer, Pullman Cairns International

PLENARY SESSION

Mossman Room

1100 – 1145

Keynote Presentation – Changing beliefs about the past and future of the Great Barrier Reef

Dr Charlie Veron, Researcher

1145 – 1230

Keynote Presentation – Reef Island Processes and Change in North Queensland and Torres Strait: Lessons for Management and Adaptation

A/Prof. Scott Smithers, Coastal Geomorphologist, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University

1230 – 1330

Lunch & Exhibition

Ballroom Foyer, Pullman Cairns International 

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session 1

Addressing the big issues in coastal communities

Kuranda Room

Concurrent Session 2

Reform in coastal policy and institutional frameworks 

Mossman Room

Concurrent Session 3

Coastal resilience and preparedness

Tully Room 1

Concurrent Session 4

Managing land and sea country together

Tully Room 2

Concurrent Session 5

Rainforest to Reef, catchment to coast

Tully Room 3

1330 – 1345

Mapping coral reefs from space for effective management and protection

Emily Twiggs

Implementation of the NSW Coastal Management Framework – surveying the practitioner’s experience in 2021

John Hudson

The tidal inlets of South East Queensland: morphology, manipulation and management

Prof. Rodger Tomlinson

Joint management in Gunaikurnai Country

Daniel Miller

Interactions between climate change, other change drivers and future high energy storm events in Queensland’s Wet Tropics: a ridge to reef perspective

Prof. Steve Turton

1345 – 1400

Local waste management successfully reduces coastal plastic pollution

Kathryn Willis

Implementing Victoria’s Marine and Coastal Policy by developing the first Marine and Coastal Strategy

Rebecca Price

Updated Guidelines for Storm Tide Flood Mapping

Michael Thomson

Mapping Makarda: A sea country collaboration between Anindilyakwa people and the Australian Institute of Marine Science

Katie Oxenham

Great Barrier Reef Regional Report Cards – why, how and the future

Diane Tarte

1400 – 1415

Marine plastic pollution impacts on Victoria’s parks

Mark Rodrigue

Integration, collaboration and adaptive management- the key to marine estate management in NSW

Tonia Clarkson

Determining beach volumetric change over decadal scales in Victoria using Structure-from-Motion and archival photography

Dr Rafael Carvalho

Traditional Owner stewardship of sea country is empowered through a science and management partnership on the Great Barrier Reef

Elizabeth Evans-Illidge & Traceylee Forester

Challenges and values based approach to restoring coastal wetlands in catchments draining to the Great Barrier Reef

Dr Nathan Waltham

1415 – 1430

Litter and illegal dumping management framework

Bianca Gray

Winners and losers in coastal policy reform – Victoria as a case study

Dr Geoff Wescott

Viewing sea level anomaly forecasts from a coastal wave guide perspective

Andy Taylor

A new institutional framework to promote genuine reef research partnerships with Traditional Owners

Elizabeth Evans-Illidge

Roadside run-off in tropical Queensland tidal wetlands

Philip Jetson

1430 – 1450

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

1450 – 1520

Afternoon Tea

Ballroom Foyer, Pullman Cairns International

  Concurrent Sessions
 

Concurrent Session 6

Addressing the big issues in coastal communities

Kuranda Room

Concurrent Session 7

Reform in coastal policy and institutional frameworks 

Mossman Room

Concurrent Session 8

Coastal resilience and preparedness

Tully Room 1

Concurrent Session 9

Managing land and sea country together

Tully Room 2

Concurrent Session 10

Coastal Resilience and Preparedness

Tully Room 3

1520 – 1535

Addressing the (sea) elephant in the room: coastal climate resilience, commerce and communities – collaboration is key

A/Prof. Anthony Boxshall

What is valued? A critique of Australian coastal legislation, policies and plans

Dr Carmen Elrick-Barr

Managing the Coast is different in Victoria?

Gary McPike

Making Traditional Owner coastal values, goals and aspirations count: Sharing coastal hazard adaptation planning experiences from the Northern Peninsula Area, Cape York

Fiona Chandler & Marika Seden

Fitzroy Gully Erosion Control project

Linda Fahle

1535 – 1550

National reef building project: a bold plan to recover a critically endangered shellfish ecosystems

Simon Branigan

Victoria’s first marine spatial planning framework

Nicola Waldron

QCoast2100 – Delivering Queensland-wide adaptation planning for coastal hazards & sea level rise

Mat Cork & Sel Sultmann

Coastal management in the South West of WA

Jo Ludbrook

Wamberal Beach Coastal Erosion 2020 – Emergency response using innovative techniques that tested the NSW coastal management framework

Adrian Turnbull

1550 – 1605

Developing a national strategy for large scale coral reef restoration for coastal resilience in the Seychelles

Dr David Rissik

After 50 years will South Australia finally update its Coast Protection Act?

Mark Parnell

Managing and communicating coastal adaptation costs, benefits and trade-offs – A Noosa case study

Martijn Gough & Grant Hinner

Caring for the Perth Coast: Maintaining a presence through funding peaks and troughs

Kate Spurtore & Hannah Gulliver

Collaroy Beach – New South Wales #1 coastal erosion hotspot

Adrian Turnball

1605 – 1620

Financing coral reef restoration in Seychelles

Justin Story

Beliefs and political decision making in the workings of local government planning arenas

Rob Crosthwaite

Providing a baseline for future change for climate affected coastlines

Mick Hawkins

Naval Base shacks WA: community working together to protect WA’s heritage

Mick Davis

Implementation of Shoreline Erosion Management Plan at Amity Point: A Complex Challenge

Astrid Stuer

1620 – 1640

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Wednesday 28 July 2021

0800 – 1700

Registration

Ballroom Foyer, Pullman Cairns 

PLENARY SESSION

Mossman Room

0900 – 0905

Welcome to Day 2

Prof. Nick Harvey & Jo Ludbrook, Co-Convenors

0905 – 0950

Keynote Presentation – Property Rights and managed retreat: exploring Coastal Lawscapes

Dr Tayanah O’Donnell, Director, Future Earth Australia, Australian Academy of Science

0950 – 1035

Keynote Presentation – Managed or Messy – perspectives on future coastal adaptation

Dorean Erhart, Director, Linden Climate Advisory, Brisbane, Queensland

1035 – 1100

Morning Tea

Ballroom Foyer, Pullman Cairns International

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session 11

Addressing the big issues in coastal communities

Kuranda Room

Concurrent Session 12

Reform in coastal policy and institutional frameworks 

Mossman Room

Concurrent Session 13

Coastal resilience and preparedness

Tully Room 1

Concurrent Session 14

Managing land and sea country together

Tully Room 2

Concurrent Session 15

Coastal Resilience and Preparedness

Tully Room 3

1100 – 1115

Sharing our coastal spaces with resident and migratory shorebirds

Dr Vicki Stokes

Cairns, a city at risk or opportunity?

Sophie Barrett

Adapting our planning to help us adapt

Phebe Bicknell

Integrated catchment and coastal management – the BCN model that works

Matt Crawly

Key Factors in early and late soft coastal landform responses to contemporary climate change-induced sea-level rise

Dr Chris Sharples

1115 – 1130

Tasmania – the Australian refuge for beach-nesting shorebirds

Dr Eric Woehler

The making of expertise: identity and knowledge of the coastal professional

Naomi Edwards

Riders on the storm – a decade of application of risk management principles and guidelines
to coastal management in AustraliaVerity Rollason

Integration of community-derived marine debris data and oceanic modelling provides a real time perspective for targeted mitigation in waters of South Australia

Dr Kristian Peters

Reconstructing the dynamics of intermittent coastal inlets in Australia form publicly available satellite imagery: Early results from InletTracker, a new open-source Python toolkit

Dr Valentin Heimhuber

1130 – 1145

Blue Carbon co-benefit opportunities for shorebirds

Tony Flaherty

Policy for coastal issues in Australia: gaps in good practice

Dr Carmen Elrick-Barr & Prof. Tim Smith

Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment

Dr Tamara van Polanen Petel

Citizen scientists and machine learning to monitor coastal erosion with drones: a statewide approach

Nicolas Pucino

Waterway management through sub-catchment prioritisation studies in the Hornsby Shire LGA

Dr Ana Rubio

1145 – 1200

Share our shores campaign growth and challenges

Maddie Glynn

Uncensored Reflections on Twenty Five Years of Victorian Marine and Coastal Policy Reform

Dr Geoff Wescott

Shaping Victoria’s adaptive and resilient coast, to 2100 and beyond

Dr Elisa Zavadil

Fostering environmentally beneficial behaviours: the keys to community engagement

Angeline Poole

Forecasting storm inundation of coral reef aligned coasts in data rich and data poor settings

Dr Daniel Harris

1200 – 1220

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

1220 – 1230 Packed Lunch and Field Tours
 

Field Tours

Half day field tours are including in full conference registrations.  Coaches will depart from the Pullman Cairns International at 12.30pm and return in time for the conference dinner.

  • Field Tour 1 – Wetland restoration and NRM in the Russell Catchment. This trip will begin with a welcome to country at Babinda Boulders and then visit local restoration sites with NRM projects. It will provide practical examples which will be discussed by local representatives
  • Field Tour 2 – Coastal Birds of the tropics. This trip provides an opportunity to observe a number of tropical birds with a focus on the role of local coastal habitats for local and migratory species. The trip will be run by ornithological expert. The trip will involve around 5km of walking, including the Cairns Esplanade
  • Field Tour 3Local Government and coastal management in the Cairns Region. This trip will focus on examples of rock walls, sand nourishment, natural adaptation with mangroves and groynes going in soon
  • Field Tour 4 – Coastal Geomorphology 

 

 

1900 – 2300

Coast to Coast Conference Dinner

Grand Ballroom, Pullman Cairns International

Thursday 29 July 2021

0800 – 1700

Registration

Ballroom Foyer, Pullman Cairns 

PLENARY SESSION

Mossman Room

0845 – 0850

Welcome to Day 3

Prof. Nick Harvey & Jo Ludbrook, Co-Convenors

0850 – 0935 Keynote Presentation – The changing prominence of coastal NRM in Australia
A/Prof. Beverley Clarke, College of Humanities, Art and Social Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia 
0935 – 0955

Plenary talks

National Coastal adaptation Agenda 2010 – 2020
Prof. Bruce Thom 

Sustainable Oceans and Coasts: Consultation for a ten-year strategy
Dr Taryn Laubenstein

0955 – 1015 Q & A Panel Session on Australian Coasts – Looking to the future
1045 – 1115

Morning Tea

Ballroom Foyer, Pullman Cairns International

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session 16

Addressing the big issues in coastal communities

Kuranda Room

Concurrent Session 17

Reform in coastal policy and institutional frameworks 

Mossman Room

Concurrent Session 18

Coastal resilience and preparedness

Tully Room 1

Concurrent Session 19

Managing land and sea country together

Tully Room 2

Concurrent Session 20

Coastal Resilience and Preparedness

Tully Room 3

1115 – 1130

Engineering the future: Coastal wetlands

Toby Tucker

CoastKit – Victoria’s first marine and coastal knowledge management system

Dr Tessa Mazor & Rhiannon Holden

A cloud-based GIS database to empower the Tweed Sand Bypassing project team and improve interactive community engagement

Linda Rijkenberg

Engaging stakeholders in coastal governance: lessons learned from Australian marine migratory species

Dr Rachel Miller

Coastal resilience paradigms and priorities for the Australia’s east coast

Dr Marcello Sano

1130 – 1145

Australia’s integrated marine observing system in 2020 – planning for impact

Dr Indi Hodgson-Johnston

Monitoring for Management

Dr Warwick Noble

An impact-based approach to assessing climate change’s role in changing coastal inundation risk

Ben Hague

Urchins on the Move

Mark Rodrigue

Rapid coastal adaptation pathways planning using probabilistic, outcome-centric methodology at two sites in NSW

Christian Taylor 

1145 – 1200

Characterising climate resilience in coastal groundwater-dependent ecosystems

Madeleine Dyring

Remote islands and long-term coastal adaptation pathways

James Lewis

Camping ground, battleground or just losing ground for coastal adaptation to climate change

Anne Leitch

Source reduction of professional fishing debris

Simon Rowe

Community-led coastal dieback management in Western Australia: Regional NRM groups creating innovative solutions that match and complement government and universities

Mia Hunt

1200 – 1215

Coastal Geoscience and Engineering in Australia: Research Priorities and Emerging Issues

A/Prof. Hannah Power

The science vs action investment gap in coastal climate adaptation – how can coastal climate action get the dollars and expertise needed?

Jacquie White & Jeska Dee

Swimming and surfing for healthy coasts: Vulnerability, encounter, and making kin through ocean sports

Dr Rebecca Olive

Tide to Tip – An oyster industry waterway clean-up initiative

Siobhan Threfall

The Victorian Coastal Monitoring Program multi-method historical shoreline analysis of Port Phillip Bay

Dr Jak McCarroll

1215 – 1230

Questions, including live Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live Q & A for online delegates

 

1230 – 1330

Lunch

Ballroom Foyer, Pullman Cairns International

  Concurrent Sessions
 

Concurrent Session 21

Addressing the big issues in coastal communities

Kuranda Room

Concurrent Session 22

Reform in coastal policy and institutional frameworks 

Mossman Room

Concurrent Session 23

Coastal resilience and preparedness

Tully Room 1

Concurrent Session 24

Managing land and sea country together

Tully Room 2

Concurrent Session 25

Coastal resilience and preparedness

Tully Room 3

1330 – 1345

Coastal adaptation or social adaptation? Creating a legacy beyond the coastal plan

Fiona Chandler

Washpool Lagoon – juggling coastal restoration and community expectations

Tony Flaherty & Damian Moroney

Low tide during lock-down: a critical ethnography of beach usage during COVID-19

Elissa Ahston-Smith

Making memorable coastal education experiences

Wayne Walters

The Cape to Cape Resilience Project – living with our changing coast

Cassandra Philippou

1345 – 1400

Coastal Management Decision Support Framework, Case Study – Yorke Peninsula

Annabel Sandery

The Gladstone harbour report card: From vision to reality, tales from a working harbour

Dr Mark Schultz

CoastSnap: a global citizen science project to monitor changing coastlines

Dr Mitchell Harley

Barwon Estuary project: a community education approach to stewardship

Jon Duthie

Application of Geoscience Australia’s national DEA Coastlines product; a geomorphic overview

Dr Rachel Nanson

1400 – 1415

Assessing long-term changes in shoreline position using multi-decadal remote sensing datasets in Queensland (Australia)

Dylan Cowley

The Ecology of ALAN (Let there be light, but not too much and definitely not blue …)

Dr John Thorogood

Coastal Adaptation Planning for the City of Greater Geraldton

Jim Churchill

Applying the best of leadership theory and practice to integrated coastal zone management (ICZM)

Chris Rees

A National View of Storm Tide Flood Risk in Australia

Dr Thomas Mortlock

1415 – 1430

Lessons from the dismal science (economics)

Steve Charlton-Henderson

The Think Line – A Behaviour Change Safety Campaign to address rip current drowning

Shane Daw 

 

Investigating dredge placement optimisation to benefit surf amenity

Dr Alexander Atkinson

Sharing the love for Victoria’s marine protected areas

Mark Rodrigue

Implementation of climate change adaptation pilot projects in the Indo-Pacific

Dan Rodger

1430 – 1445

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Questions, including live

Q & A for online delegates

 

Closing Plenary Session

Mossman Room

1445 – 1515

Conference summary and closing remarks

Prof. Nick Harvey & Jo Ludbrook, Co-Convenors