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

Defining standard practice for 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.

Conference outcomes have translated into guidance documents and manuals defining industry standard practice for 30 years.

Organisations including Balfour Beatty, BAM Nuttall, Costain, CH2M, HR Wallingford, Arup, WSP, Atkins, Mott MacDonald, Royal HaskoningDHV, Deltares, Jacobs, Boskalis, Van Oord, Environment Agency, SEPA, EDF, Rijkwaterstaat, University of Edinburgh, Shoreline Management Partnership, University of Exeter, Wyre Borough Council and more have attended ICE Breakwaters.

INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT - Deadline for submission extended to 31 March

New for Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters 2017

This is an invitation to share your latest research, technological advancement or product development, even if in its infancy, to the wider coastal community. Our conference will be hosting this new feature, intended to shine a light on innovation, with dedicated sessions designed to facilitate the early release of new ideas, pioneering research, design guidance / best practise, specialist advice and services.

You will be given the opportunity to showcase your work through a short presentation during one of our sessions, supply an accompanying poster which will be displayed in the exhibition area during the event, and provide a briefing paper to be shared with all delegates and included in the published conference proceedings.

To be considered for one of these opportunities, all we need from you is a pitch, not exceeding a single side of A4. This pitch can include figures / photos / diagrams and should be not more than 300 words – how you present it is up to you.

The deadline to submit your pitch is has been extended to Friday, 31 March 2017.

If you require assistance with the submission process, please e-mail us at:

Key dates: 

  • February - July 2016: Call for Abstracts
  • July - August 2016: Abstract review and selection
  • September 2016 - January 2017: Call for Papers
  • January 2017 - March 2017: Paper review and selection
  • 7 March: Innovation Spotlight deadline for submission (Deadline extended to 31 March)
  • May 2017: Final deadline for selected papers
  • June 2017: Programme released
  • September 5 - 7 2017: ICE Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters conference
  • September 7 - Gala dinner
  • September 8 - Technical visit                           




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