Coastal processes and management

YCSEC 2024

Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March 2024
Wallingford, UK

YCSEC brings together early-career researchers and practitioners, such as PhD students, postdoc researchers and recently qualified professionals, with expertise and interests in the coastal environment. It provides a welcoming and supporting environment to present and discuss research and share good practice. It is a great opportunity to interact with a small community of researchers, allowing you to expand your knowledge and network.

This conference welcomes delegates who are in the early stages of their career.  This includes graduate practitioners and post-graduate students (MRes, MSc and PhD Students). And we are keen to highlight that not all of us are ‘young’ and that there is no age restriction for attendance at this conference.

The interdisciplinary audience and subject areas are designed to promote connections and integration between young coastal scientists and engineers focusing on both the physical and biological processes within the coastal environment. In the past, this has included presentations on a diverse selection of topics, such as, but not limited to: marine renewables, flooding and climate change, coastal erosion and morphological modelling, and the effects of pollution.

Conference program

The full version of the programme can be downloaded here.

Tuesday 26 March

10:30 Registration

11:00 Keynote

11:45 Session 1

12:45 Lunch and posters

14:00 Session 2

15:00 Tours and posters

17:00 End of day one

19:00 Conference dinner

Wednesday 27 March

08:15 Coach pickup in Oxford

09:30 Session 3

11:00 Coffee and posters

11:30 Session 4

13:00 Lunch and posters

14:00 Closing remarks

14:45 Close

I attended YCSEC at Hull University in 2018 where I was lucky enough to meet some of the colleagues who I continue to work with today. Due to its size and community, the conference is a wonderful place to present your research. Some of the discussions I had helped to shape my research both during and after my PhD.

Connor McCarron, Organising Committee

Key dates

  • Abstract deadline extended to Friday 19 January 2024
  • Registration opens – Monday 29 January 2024
  • Conference dates – Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March 2024
  • Conference dinner – Evening Tuesday 26 March 2024
  • Tours of HR Wallingford’s Froude modelling hall and ship simulation centre – Afternoon Tuesday 26 March 2024
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Fees and registration

Registration is open. 

The conference attendance fee is £175.00 (excluding VAT) per person. 

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