Construction of Christchurch's state of the art Te Pae Convention Centre commenced in May 2019 and had been on track to open in October last year. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on construction, and as a result, the centre will not be ready by September this year. We have been provided with reassurance that it will be fully functional by November.
The Australasian Coasts & Ports Conference series is the pre-eminent forum in the Australasian region for professionals to meet and discuss issues extending across all disciplines related to coasts and ports. Our Conference theme “Te oranga takutai – Adapt and Thrive” recognises the dynamic coastal environment that we live in and the need for coastal communities to be resilient and adaptable to thrive. Ōtautahi Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region are outstanding examples of this, with major seismic events having caused rapid and significant changes to the coastal environment and substantial damage to public and private assets and infrastructure. These events provide an ideal laboratory to examine the ongoing physical and built environment adjustments, and the possibilities for building stronger, more resilient and vibrant communities.
Australasian Coasts & Ports 2021 will bring together engineers, scientists and planners; academics, practitioners and those in the construction industry to focus on the present and future challenges of adapting coastal communities to thrive in dynamic coastal environments. Opportunities will be provided, in particular, to focus on challenges and solutions for port resilience, impacts and responses to catastrophic events, as well as to explore how local and indigenous values can be effectively represented in coastal management.
Australasian Coasts & Ports 2021 will feature engaging keynote speakers, incorporate numerous concurrent streams for technical presentations, trade exhibition, half-day field trips and the opportunity to network with colleagues in a vibrant social programme.
Call for Abstracts Close: 26 February 2021
Registration Open: 1 March 2021
Accepted Abstracts Notified: 12 April 2021
Full Paper Submission Deadline: 11 June 2021
Early Bird Registration Close: 9 August 2021
Final Paper Submission Deadline: 20 August 2021
Extended Abstracts Submission Deadline: 20 August 2021
Speaker Registration Deadline: 23 August 2021