Confirmation seminar presented by Elysia Andrews

Barrier islands provide crucial protection to coastal communities worldwide, however, with increasing sea levels, and changing wave and storm climates, the risk of barrier island breaching is becoming increasingly imminent. Limited work has been conducted in Australia on barrier islands despite the large portions of the coastline, particularly in South East Queensland, where the coastline is protected by large barrier island systems such as Fraser, Stradbroke, Moreton and Bribie Islands. This study aims to assess breaching processes and subsequent coastal erosion risks, through physical modelling, numerical modelling, and field measurements, using Bribie Island and the Sunshine Coast as a study site.

When: 14 November 2022
Time: 3:00pm (AEST) 
Venue: Advanced Engineering Building Room 49-601 or

About Confirmation Seminars

The purpose of the confirmation milestone is to ensure that the candidate receives appropriate feedback in relation to the viability and progress of the thesis project and that the resources required to complete the program of research within the recommended timeframe are available. It is also an opportunity to ensure that the candidate has demonstrated the capacity and capability to successfully complete the thesis in a timely manner.


Advanced Engineering Building Room 49-601