Ocean Pool Workshop
Date and time: Friday 2nd December, 10.00 am - 05.00 pm approx.
Venue: Wylies Baths, Coogee
Other: Lunch Provided
Ocean pools have a rich history in Australia and are enjoying a revival within our local coastal communities. Approximately 60 ocean pools remain in use today in NSW, each overseen, conserved and maintained by councils or communities. These groups have accumulated extensive experience caring for and maintaining these unique assets. This workshop brings together knowledge on restoring, maintaining and future-proofing ocean pools into the future. The workshop will provide an overview from those working on ocean pools in NSW and discuss best practices in asset management and conservation. Join the event to connect with industry experts throughout NSW, Australia and internationally at Wylie's Baths in Coogee, one of Sydney's most iconic ocean pools.
BEBs – Beaches in Estuaries and Bays pre-ICCE workshop
Date and time: Sunday 4th December, 9.30 am - 3.30 pm approx.
Organisers: A/Prof. Ana Vila-Concejo (University of Sydney), Dr Tommy Fellowes (University of Sydney) and Dr Shari Gallop (University of Waikato)
What?: Field trip around Gamay (Botany Bay) estuarine beaches, lunch, networking and future plans (transport provided)
Funding: This workshop is funded by the NSW Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer and there is no cost, although places are limited.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 4th of November
We invite you to attend a casual (but fun and focused!) ICCE affiliated workshop on Sunday 4th December. The objective is to create a network for Beaches in Estuaries and Bays (BEBs) research, such as for project collaborations, funding, data sharing and publications. We will visit some BEBs around Gamay (Botany Bay) in Sydney to think about the issues and research gaps, followed by networking and planning over a long lunch. Ideas of future research and collaborations that may include: BEBs and sediment sources/sinks/pathways; Natural vs anthropogenised systems; Impacts and relationship to ecosystem restoration (e.g., oyster reefs, sea grass; and climate change impacts) – are BEBS the “canary in the coal mine”.