National Conference on
Beach Preservation Technology

Call for Presentations

February 7-9, 2018

Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort * Panama City Beach, Florida

Deadline submission has been extended until October 20, 2017  

We welcome abstracts on the topics listed below:

Shore Protection Projects and Coastal Management

  • Shore protection projects that demonstrate current strategies and technologies
  • Post-construction monitoring analyses and their applications
  • Storm impacts and recovery
  • Sediment management strategies and implementation
  • Coastal inlet evolution and impact studies, and inlet management projects
  • Structural solutions and their applications
  • Sediment transport and coastal processes modeling

Coastal Research and Environmental Science

  • Applied coastal research from the USACE, USGS, NOAA, and academic institutions
  • Environmental science applications and resulting influence on project development, construction, and monitoring
  • Mitigation strategies and implementation

Additional Topics

  • Sea level rise
  • Beach and nearshore hydrographic surveying technology
  • Dredging technology
  • Coastal management policy decisions and lessons learned
  • Living shorelines, seagrass and habitat creation
  • Deepwater Horizon/RESTORE Efforts (coastal emphasis recommended)
  • Coastal Pier Construction Projects
  • Preliminary Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma assessments and observations
  • Storm surge modeling

Who Should Submit?

  • Public and private sector engineers
  • Environmental scientists
  • Coastal geologists
  • Marine scientists and biologists
  • Academic researchers
  • Coastal surveyors
  • Coastal managers and local government representatives

Please submit abstracts not to exceed two pages in length, in PDF or Word format, to abstracts@fsbpa.com by the abstract deadline mentioned above. The abstract must include name, affiliation, and contact information, including email address. The National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology Planning Committee will evaluate all abstracts. Abstract submittals shall describe the content of the proposed presentation and why it may be of interest to conference attendees. Abstracts shall include discussion on objective/motivation, methods/approach, results/findings, and conclusions/lessons learned.

Speaker Expenses

All expenses are the responsibility of the speaker, including travel, lodging and conference registration fees.



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