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Celebrating the 40 year AMSA membership of Professor Andrew Short
Tue. 21 February 2017, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEDT
The Australian Marine Science Association (AMSA) NSW branch will be celebrating the 40 year AMSA membership of Professor Andrew D. Short with two great coastal geomorphology talks - one by Prof. Short himself and the other by Associate Professor Ana Vila-Concejo.
Please join us at 6:00 pm for an hour of drinks, nibles and networking, talks will follow from 7:00 - 8:00 pm in a nearby Lecture Theatre. The talks are:
50 years at the beach face by Prof. Andrew D Short
This talk will look at Prof. Short's journey starting at the University of Sydney then on to his graduate studies in Hawaii, Alaska, Louisiana and Brazil, followed by working as a marine scientist not just right around Australia with Sydney University’s the Coastal Studies Unit but in several overseas countries. Along the way he will mention some of his major achievements in wave, beach, dune and barrier morphodynamics and how these are now being applied in both managing our coast and predicting the coastal impacts of climate change.
From beaches to coral: a coastal evolution by Assoc. Prof. Ana Vila-Concejo
Ana started her coastal research in Spain, continued in Portugal and have been in Australia since 2005. In this talk she will speak about what she has learnt about coastal geomorphology and how her research broadened with the years. She will speak about the scales of the effects of how water moves sand and how the coast changes as a consequence. She will show some key findings in beaches, tidal inlets and coral reefs.
Please RSVP by Feb 18th the latest so we can ensure there are enough drinks and nibles for everyone!
See you then,
Renata Ferrar on behalf of AMSA NSW Council