Conference Goal


The Coastal Dynamics conference series advances the community's understanding of recent applied and basic research concerning coastal waves and currents, interactions between wind, water and sediments, and morphology changes in different morphological environments (with and without structures) such as sandy, rocky, and muddy coasts, inlets, and estuaries.


The conference documents research and applications treating these coastal dynamics at the short, medium, and large/long spatial and temporal scales of the climatic drivers and coastal responses.



Working with Nature

Scientific scope


Approaches include theoretical formulations, field and laboratory observations, and numerical simulations.


Participants are invited to submit papers on a wide range of topics:


Coastal hydrodynamics

(waves, tides, & storm surges)

Coastal sediment transport & morphodynamics

Dunes and ecomorphology

Coasts and climate change

Observational techniques

Numerical simulations

Miscellaneous coastal dynamics


International Steering Board

Hans Hanson (Lund University, Sweden)

Rob A. Holman (Oregon State University, USA)

Julie D. Rosati (ERDC-US Army Corps of Engineers, USA)

Shinji Sato (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Agustin Sanchez-Arcilla (Catalonia Univ. of Technology, Spain)

Marcel Stive (Delft University, The Netherlands)


Organizing Committee

Troels Aagaard (UCPH; co-chair)

Ida Brøker (DHI)

Erik Damgaard Christensen (DTU)

Rolf Deigaard (DHI)

Nils Drønen (DHI)

Karen Edelvang (DTU-Aqua)

David Fuhrman (DTU)

Aart Kroon (UCPH; co-chair)

Per Sørensen (DCA; co-chair)


Keynote lectures


Edward Anthony, professor in Coastal Geomorphology at the Aix-Marseille University, France

'Beach-shoreface morphodynamics: the big picture'


Peter Nielsen, associated professor in Coastal Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia

'Selected unanswered challenges in coastal dynamics'


Nils Drønen, senior researcher at DHI-group, Denmark

'Computational Coastal Dynamics – scales, approximations and applications'




Short courses


Two short courses will be given at 12 June 2017 by staff members of DHI, Danish Coastal Authorities,

Technical University of Denmark and University of Copenhagen:

'Open coasts, hard structures and spits - Modelling shoreline evolution using new MIKE modelling tools'

'Climate change and coastal adaptation - Solving erosion and flooding problems'



Field excursion


There will be a field excursion along the coast of northern Zealand on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

The excursion is free of charge and is planned from 15 until 19 pm. Please indicate at the registration upon arrival if you want to join the excursion. Excursion guide is provided during the tour.