UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference 2011 (YCSEC)

You are invited to attend the 7th UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference hosted by the National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, 30–31 March 2011.

Rationale for YCSEC

Research on coastal physical processes in the UK occurs under various disciplinary labels, including oceanography, geography, geology and engineering. This results in a fragmented coastal research community with limited interaction and collaboration between different disciplines. The lack of integration is felt most by young coastal researchers (post-docs and PhDs), who should be open to multi- and interdisciplinary interaction. To assist with developing an integrated UK coastal research community, the first Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference (YCSEC) was held in Nottingham in 2005. It is now an annual event travelling the UK.

Building on the success of previous conferences, the 7th YCSEC brings together young researchers and practitioners from different disciplines all concerned with physical coastal processes. Young researchers have the opportunity to discuss and present their work, orally or by poster in an informal setting, with prizes awarded for the best presentation and poster. Tim Chesher from HR Wallingford is presenting a keynote lecture. As well as the formal elements of the meeting, there is ample opportunity to socialise and network during the conference dinner and field excursion.

Who should attend?

The conference is aimed at young coastal scientists and engineers concerned with physical coastal processes. These include post-graduate students and post-doctoral researchers in universities, junior researchers in government agencies and junior engineers/scientists in private companies.


The cost, including icebreaker lunch, conference diner, CD of abstracts and field trip, is around £60. The final cost will depend on the success in obtaining sponsorship. We are not able to book your accommodation; you will have to make your own arrangements.

Further information

Contact the YCSEC’11 organiser, Dr Jenny Brown (



The conference is sponsored by the National Oceanography Centre and the following organisations:

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