Coastal Seminar Series 2015 – Prof Ian Turner (UNSW)

Prof Ian Turner (University of New South Wales, Australia) will give a guest talk as part of the coastal seminar series at University of Southampton, entitled:

“Four decades of coastline monitoring at Narrabeen Beach, Sydney Australia”

Short abstract:

Commenced in April 1976, Narrabeen Beach located along Sydney’s northern beaches has been continuously monitored, making it one of the longest unbroken records of coastline variability and change world-wide.  In the past 10 years the range of technologies available to continue and extend this monitoring program have expanded rapidly. The range of research applications resulting from this 40 year dataset is diverse.  Following a brief overview of UNSW/WRL, Ian will present an overview of the current monitoring program that his team are continuing at Narrabeen, and provide an overview of recent use of these data to better understand and model the drivers of present and future coastline dynamics.


Prof Ian Turner
Prof Ian Turner

Author Biography:

Ian Turner is Professor of Coastal Engineering and Director of the Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia (  He is currently a Visiting Professor in the School of Marine Science and Engineering at Plymouth University. Ian is a member of the Engineers Australia ‘National Committee for Coastal and Ocean Engineering’ and currently sits on the ‘Science Advisory Committee’ for the Sydney Institute for Marine Science (  Ian was recently appointed Chair of the 2020 International Conference on Coastal Engineering to be held in Sydney.



The talk will take place at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton in the Seminar Room  104/13  (North Wing, plate 10, Level 4), on Tuesday 08th Dec at 14.00 hrs.

Postal address:
Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton University of Southampton Waterfront Campus European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH United Kingdom

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