Instructions for presenters

Presenters are allocated a maximum time slot of 17 Minutes. They should plan to speak for 14-15 minutes and leave 2-3 minutes for questions. This allows The Session Chairs are instructed to adhere to the printed schedule for the session.

There are three parallel sessions in the conference organised in such a way as to ensure minimal conflicts of topics between the parallel sessions

Each oral presentation room has a computer and video projector facilities.

Presenters are required to bring their talk on a USB and load it onto a conference computer in the break prior to the start of their session (or earlier if possible). Presenters must allow time for this. It is strongly recommended that you check your presentation for compatibility and proper operation at this time.  If you have movie clips to show, then allow more time for this checking. There will be a person at the computer to assist you with this.

 (S) indicates student presentations

Tuesday 15 November 2016 

 17.00 - 18.00

Conference Registration at St Margaret’s Foyer 

18.00 – 20.00 

Ice Breaker Reception at University Staff Club 


Wednesday 16 November 2016  


Conference Registration at St Margaret’s Foyer 


Mihi Whakatau -  Dr Peter Russell

Welcome and Conference Opening 


Keynote – MP Clare Curran  


Morning Tea  


Valentine Room 

Study Room 

Academic Common Room 


Estuaries and harbours and their management 
Coastal hazards and risk 
Surfing science 


The importance of positive facilitation cascades in assessment of impact in marine communities. Bell et al.

Discussion of Risk-based Approaches to Coastal Hazard Assessment and Management in New Zealand.  Hansen et al.

Remote Sensing, Classification and Management Guidelines for Surf Breaks of National and Regional Significance. Mead et al.


New Zealand mud snail (Amphibola crenata) as a bioindicator for estuarine contaminants. De Silva et al.(S)

The power of where - Improving resilience to coastal hazards.  Griffin


Identification, Characterisation and Swell Corridors of Regionally Significant Surf Breaks. Atkin and Mead


Changes to cockle (Austrovenus stutchburyi) growth rate since human settlement in New Zealand: an indication of the extent of human impact on estuarine health. Wells et al. (S)

Planning for hazards; Sustainable Coastal Development.  Strack

Use of Rip Curl Search GPS watch data for the mapping, monitoring and analysis of surfbreaks. Borrero et al.   


Investigating the controlling dynamics in estuarine systems through transdisciplinary modelling. Allison (S)

Interactive Coastal Inundation Tool.  Liefting







Field trip 1

Taiaroa Head Otago Harbour boat cruise

Field trip 2

Ocean Beach—Erosion, dune management, and coastal intervention


Field trip 3

Port Otago activity tour



NZCS Committee, Regional Coordinators and Conference Committee Dinner (Custom House Quay Restaurant)


Thursday 17 November 2016  


Coastal Careers Chat and Breakfast - Atrium 


Conference Registration at St Margaret’s Foyer 


Keynote – Geoff Plunket, Chief Executive Port Otago


Morning Tea (30 min) 


Valentine Room 

Study Room 

Academic Common Room 


Estuaries and harbours and their management 
Coastal hazards and risk 
Managing across coastal and policy boundaries


A typology for New Zealand’s coastal hydrosystems.  Hume et al.

Tide Gauge Data - Why, What, Where, When, and How? Rowe and Hansen

Ecosystem services based approach to coastal management and planning in New Zealand. Payne-Harker et al. (S)


How do you work out contaminant load limits for estuaries? Green and Phillips


New Zealand’s long term tide gauge record and the effect of seismically induced vertical land motion. Denys et al.

Joining Land and Sea -Seamless mapping of New Zealand from Aoraki/Mount Cook to the edge of the Continental Shelf.  Blick


Estimating Residence Times in West Coast estuaries. Greer et al.


Spatial and temporal variability in the monthly mean sea level anomaly around New Zealand. Lane et al. 

Hawke’s Bay Marine Information – data collation and research strategy.  Haggitt and Wade


He Putaka Wai Ora Project - Environmental Monitoring on the Waikouaiti River. Flack et al.

Understanding extreme sea-levels in New Zealand.  Stephens et al.

Shoreline Armouring to Retain Natural Character. Davis



Design and development of an oyster crushing machine. Jowitt 

Future sea level rise in New Zealand:  An updated perspective. Hannah

Evolution of Natural Character and Cultural Landscape Assessment in the Coastal Environment. Pfluger and Pauling


Lunch (1 hour 20 min) 

12.45 – 1.15 

AGM (During lunch break 30 min) 


Estuaries and harbours and their management 
Coastal hazards and risk 
Other or general coastal science


Discussing requirements of a water access structure on an urban waterway – Whau River, Auckland. Scott-Kelly

The impact of seal level rise on salt intrusion and extreme water levels in the Waihou River.  Reeve et al.

Wind flow and sediment transport through three morphologically different foredune notches, St Kilda Dunedin. Simons-Smith and Hilton (S)  


Use of an open-source finite-element numerical model to develop useful tools for community management of an estuary. McComb et al.

Predicting estuarine coastal inundation levels and durations under estimated storm surge and sea-level rise conditions.  Beamsley et al.

Destabilising New Zealand’s largest foredune, Mason Bay, Stewart Island.  Hilton


Seasonal de-coupling of denitrification and sediment oxygenation by benthic infauna: a case study of Tomahawk Lagoon. Crawshaw et al. (S)

Beach Volume Index: Management Tool for the Gold Coast Beaches. Todd et al.

High resolution observations of secondary circulation and tidally synchronized up-welling around a coastal headland. Russell and Vennell


Digital surface models and feature mapping derived from (low-cost) UAV photography. Moloney et al. (S) 

Looking back from the beach - a short history of risk from coastal hazards at Collaroy-Narrabeen and why it’s important.  FitzGerald (S) 

Bondi’s Big Rock: Explanations and Representations in Coastal Geomorphology.  Booth  


Discussing techniques for analysis of river channels for design of coastal structures – Whau River, Auckland.  Botros

Coastal hazard risks along the Hawke’s Bay shoreline. Knook et al. 

Measurements of void fraction in the swash zone. Allis et al.



Indicators of Environmental Health for Estuaries. Marsden

Application of tsunami fragility functions for buildings into the RiskScape loss modelling tool. Williams et al.

Identifying mainland coastal havens for New Zealand sea lions using GIS-based multi-criteria analysis.  Moore et al.


Afternoon Tea (30 min) 

16.00 - 17.30 

Panel Discussion 1: Coastal Hazards and Climate Change Guidance followed by Engaging Communities - Valentine Room


Pre-dinner Drinks – Dining Hall 


Conference Dinner – Dining Hall 

Friday 18 November 2016  


 Conference Registration at St Margaret’s Foyer  


Keynote – Mike Hilton Assoc. Professor, University of Otago 


Panel Discussion 2: NIWA Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge (40 min) - Valentine Room


Panel Discussion 3: Open Data Repositories (30 min) - Valentine Room


Morning Tea (30 min) 


Valentine Room 

Study Room 

Academic Common Room 


Balancing coastal development while protecting natural resources
Adaptation to climate change
Communities and our coast


‘60 Minutes West of Yesterday’ – a spectacular subantarctic plunge to the Antipodes & Bounty Islands. Neale 

Projected changes in New Zealand’s wave climate. Gorman


Valuing the coast for Auckland. Klinac et al.



From land to sea - Sustainable management of commercial and non-commercial activities in New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands.  Hucker

Risky spaces: contesting lines on environmental hazard maps in New Zealand. White and Haughton

A place for science in the guardianship of the marine environment by indigenous communities. Hepburn et al.


Contested coastal infrastructures –  The production of space in conflicts on infrastructural developments. Ort (S)

Assessing sediment budgets and their role in coastal responses to sea level rise. Berger et al. (S)

Power to the People – Citizen Science in New Zealand’s coastal & marine environment.  Neale


Looking Upwards - Aerial Conflicts and the Protection of Coastal Airspace.  Wallace

Appropriate Coastal Protection for Vulnerable Island Communities. Bussey et al.

More power to the people: enabling spatial capability in a national citizen science platform.  Orchard


The Waitangi Port Upgrade - Restoring a critical lifeline at the edge of New Zealand. Shand et al. 

Coastal risk census for New Zealand. Bell et al.


Alternate futures for Dunedin neighbourhoods threatened by climate change and major storm events. O'Byrne


Development of Beach Health Index for the Gold Coast, Australia. Todd and Bowra

A New Approach to Coastal Asset Management – UK Case Study. Clarke et al.

Managed retreat, coastal property, and the capitalist state in New Zealand – Perspectives from Urban Political Ecology. Scheve (S)


Lunch, award presentations and closing remarks 



Note: A1 size is preferred for poster presentations

  • Planning inputs that support to manage Canterbury coastal resourcesSeneviratna
  • Whakaraupo / Lyttelton Harbour Catchment Management Plan - Working together for a healthy harbour - Ki Uta Ki Tai. Sullivan and Young
  • GIS analysis of New Zealand’s coastal hydrosystems. Schori et al. (S)
  • Methods for estimating human casualties from tsunamiPaulik and Crowley
  • Does beach sand replenishment effect macrofauna? McDermott (S)
  • Improving Resilience of the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Ihutai Community: The Potential of Saltmarsh Plant Species. Hunt et al. (S)
  • Observing Changes in Fish Dietary Niche Associated with an Increasing Human PopulationAlex Connolly et al. (S)
  • Unravelling climatic and tectonic signals preserved in the Holocene coastal geomorphology around Lake Wairarapa, North Island, New Zealand. Clement et al.
  • Reconstructing Holocene relative sea-level changes in the New Zealand region: current challenges and future directions. Clement et al.
  • Extreme wave analysis based on 30 years data from WW3 model: Study off Southern Brazilian coast.Aguiar and Filho (S)
  • Experimental investigation of tsunami bore impact force and pressure on a bridge superstructure. Farvizi et al. (S)