The 8th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics, Helsingør, Denmark, 12-16 June, 2017

Troels Aagaard*, Aart Kroon, David R. Fuhrman

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The coastal zone is amongst the most dynamic environments on the planet, but it is also facing great, and increasing, natural and anthropogenic pressure. This calls for better tools of prediction of coastal change. The inaugural Coastal Dynamics conference was held in 1994 in Barcelona, Spain, in response to the appearance of large field and laboratory data sets with which to test and validate numerical prediction tools.

Since then, the international Coastal Dynamics conference series has become one of the most important meetings for scientists within the fields of nearshore dynamics and coastal evolution. After the meeting in Barcelona, conferences were held in Gdansk, Poland (1995); Plymouth, UK (1997); Lund, Sweden (2001); Barcelona (2005); Tokyo, Japan (2009); and Arcachon, France (2013). The Coastal Dynamics conference series advances the community’s understanding of recent basic and applied research concerning coastal waves and currents; interactions between wind, water, and sediments; and morphological changes in different environments (with and without structures) such as sandy, rocky, and muddy coasts, inlets, and estuaries. The conference documents research and applications treating these coastal dynamics at the short, medium, and large/long spatial and temporal scales of the climatic drivers and coastal responses.

The 8th International Conference on Coastal Dynamics was held on June 12–16, 2017, in the city of Helsingør (Elsinore), Denmark. It was hosted jointly by the University of Copenhagen, the Danish Hydraulic Institute (DHI), the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and the Danish Coastal Authority (DCA), and it was chaired by Per Sørensen, Aart Kroon, and Troels Aagaard. The conference was attended by 233 researchers from 23 countries. A total of approximately 300 abstracts were submitted for presentation at the conference and after peer review and selection by the international technical abstract committee, the conference comprised 143 oral and 37 poster presentations. The presentations were all associated with a full paper, which was published electronically in the conference proceedings volume.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOcean Dynamics
Pages (from-to)289-290
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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