Delft University of Technology and the Dutch community for coastal research will hold the 8th edition of the Coastal Dynamics Conference from 28 June until 2 July 2021.

The conference theme is ‘Shaping the Future of our Coasts’, and scientists and practitioners from all over the world are invited to contribute their insights and research results of how nature and humans are shaping our coasts, now and in the future.

Sand motor
The conference will feature a special one-day session on July 1 about the Sand Motor, a large-scale nourishment on the Delfland coast in The Netherlands. After 10 years of functioning, the results of research studies will be presented.

Conference goals
The Coastal Dynamics conference series advances the community's understanding of coastal processes, engineering and management, spanning a variety of scales and environments including sandy, rocky and muddy coasts, inlets and estuaries.

Scientific scope
Around 250 participants from all over the world are expected. Participants are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation  on the following topics:
- coastal hydrodynamics (waves, tides and surges)
- coastal sediment transport (subaqueous and aeolian)
- estuarine processes, fine sediments and vegetation
- foreshore, beach and dune morphodynamics
- coastal observations and monitoring
- coastal management and risk assessments
- coastal nourishments and interventions
- long-term coastal change
- coasts and climate change
- nature-based solutions

Hybride format
Given the present COVID-19 situation, the conference will have a hybrid format to enable researchers and practitioners to attend the conference either in person or online. 

If the COVID-19 situation permits, in person participation is encouraged to maximize interactions and networking.

More information on the conference website Coastal Dynamics.