Coastlines shaped by strong winds and ocean swell have always shifted, and communities have for centuries engineered stability with sea walls and dykes. But extreme events that remove beaches and homes overnight may become more frequent. While sand can gradually return, homes will not. Rather than reacting to events, can communities be empowered to understand, and to plan? Join us - pose this question and more to CSIRO coastal-process scientist Juilan O'Grady, Moyne Shire Council's environment expert Kane Church, wave-energy-conversion researcher Richard Manasseh and the Bureau of Meteorology's ocean-hazards modeller Saima Aijaz.  
 

Speakers

  • Dr Saima Aijaz
    Research Scientist (Ocean Modelling), Bureau of Meteorology
     
  • Dr Julian O'Grady
    Nearshore Modeller, CSIRO
     
  • Kane Church
    Environment Services Coordinator, Moyne Shire Council
     
  • Professor Richard Manasseh
    ​​Program Leader, Future Urban Infrastructures, Smart Cities Research Institute

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sci@swinburne.edu.au

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