2021 National Conference on
Beach Preservation Technology

Call for Abstracts

February 3-5, 2021

Embassy Suites St. Augustine Beach Resort

Deadline for submission is October 14, 2020

Submit your abstract here.


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
  • Sediment transport and coastal processes modeling
  • Structural solutions and their applications
  • Coastal siting and design programs including Florida's Coastal Construction Control Line program – projects and considerations
  • Hardbottom (impact) assessments

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

  • Beach and nearshore hydrographic surveying technology
  • Beach operations and maintenance 
  • Coastal management policy decisions and lessons learned
  • Coastal Pier Construction Projects
  • Coastal Resiliency Initiatives
  • Dredging technology
  • Living shorelines, seagrass and habitat creation
  • Red tide and other Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Sea level rise
  • 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, using this form, 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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