The 11th Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters Conference
5 - 7 September, Liverpool

Defining standard practice for over 30 years 

Since 1982, Breakwaters authors and delegates have shaped the marine engineering sector by unveiling innovative technologies, assessing techniques, making formal recommendations and providing in-depth technical analyses.

In 2017 the 11th conference in the series ran over three days in Liverpool and offered delegates access to over 100 international papers. 


"An outstanding conference dealing with an excellent array of issues in a superb venue".

"Remains THE UK conference for flood and coastal erosion practitioners and academics".

"This series of ICE Conferences should not be missed. It was clear that the Technical Organising Committee had shown discernment in the papers chosen and the ICE Conference Office staff maintained their high reputation for efficiency and good relations with delegates. As a past chairman of related international conferences I know what hard work this can be".

"Very well organised. Before the event and during. All very clear and enjoyable".

"A wealth of information spanning the technical and strategic aspects of our industry".

"A good balance of papers and networking and excellent food which helps conversation also. Particularly good to put thought a very provoking presentation in the initialy Plenary Session".

"Great informative event!" 

"Lots of good knowledge, new ideas and contacts to follow up".

"Thank you very much for organising such a useful and informative conference. I specifically liked how presenters shared their experiences of previous projects and highlighted any problems they had".

I'll take away "better understanding of latest thinking on coastal processes and valuable insight into how others are dealing with coastal management".

"New scientific-technical knowledge and friendship/connections".

Innovation Spotlight 


The conference hosted a new feature to shine a light on innovation, with sessions to facilitate the early release of new ideas, pioneering research, design guidance / best practise, specialist advice and services.




         Boskalis Westminster

Aitken Howard Ltd