I spent the last couple of weeks in Southland as I attended the NZ Coastal Society conference in Invercargill. It was the first time I joined this conference and I thought it was great. Fantastic venue (Transport World) and even more fantastic organisation. Great speakers and plenty of interesting topics discussed in several presentations and debates.
My highlights were:
- Cliff Law (NIWA): Coastal acidification: rate, impacts & management
- Iain MacDonald (NIWA): Sensitivity analysis of a Delft3D fine-sediment transport model
- Raphael Krier-Mariani (Otago Uni): A new wave of observations on the rocky edge and its hydrodynamical repercusions
- João Albuquerque (Auckland Uni): The past and future wave climate of New Zealand: from hindcasts to projections
I was able to present the findings of my research. If you're interested in the slides, just drop me an email and I'll share them with you.
The conference included a field trip to Waituna Lagoon, which is part of the Awarua wetlands, a recognised Ramsar site since 1976.
Overall it was great fun and I hope I can make it to next year's edition.