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On behalf of the CoastLab2020 Organizing Committees, it is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 8 th International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling in Coastal and Port Engineering and Science (CoastLab2020) during the 9th-12th of December, 2020 in Zhoushan, China.

CoastLab2020 is organized under the auspices of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). It will be jointly hosted by Zhejiang University, Dalian University of Technology, Sichuan University and Zhejiang Ocean University, and co-organized by Bureau of Science and Technology of Zhoushan, Hohai University, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, Ningbo University, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Offshore Geotechnics and Material of Zhejiang Province, International Joint Research Center for Offshore Civil Engineering(Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China), the Engineering Research Center of Oceanic Sensing Technology and Equipment (Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China). 

Coastlab2020 will build on the successes of previous conferences held in Porto (2006), Bari (2008), Barcelona (2010), Ghent (2012), Varna (2014), Ottawa (2016) and Santander (2018). It will provide a stimulating and enriching forum to discuss the latest developments in physical modelling applied to coastal engineering and new trends in coastal sciences. 

The Coastlab2020 will be part of celebration programs of IAHR 85th anniversary. We are pleased to have the president of IAHR, Prof. Joseph H.W. Lee, to be our guest of honor during the opening ceremony! Collaborating with the Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics Committee of IAHR, we are looking forward to hosting a successful Coastlab2020 in Zhoushan.

Pengzhi Lin, Sichuan University

Zhiguo He, Zhejiang University

Dezhi Ning, Dalian University of Technology

Live Program List  All in Beijing Time (UTC+8)

                                          Chair: Pengzhi Lin

Dec. 10 | 08:30 - 09:00  Opening Ceremony

                                          Pengzhi Lin, Local Chair 

                                          Joseph H.W. Lee, The president of IAHR 

                                          Ruifei Wang, Zhejiang University

Dec. 10 | 09:00 - 09:40  Plenary Speech: Foundation behavior of offshore wind turbine

                                          Lizhong Wang (Zhejiang University)

                                          Chair: Dezhi Ning

Dec. 10 | 10:10 - 10:50  Plenary Speech: Swash flows generated by bores with variable length

                                           Philip L.-F. Liu (National University of Singapore)

Dec. 10 | 10:50 - 11:30  Plenary Speech: Surface wave breaking in the laboratory and field: A review of the history and recent progress in predicting its onset and strength

                                          James T. Kirby (University of Delaware)

Dec. 10 | 11:30 - 12:10 Plenary Speech: An extended Stokes solution for turbulent wave boundary layers

                                          Liang Cheng (The University of Western Australia)


                                          Chair: Zhiguo He

Dec. 12 | 14:20 - 15:00  Plenary Speech: Some Advances in Modeling Tropical-Cyclone Induced Coastal Disasters

                                          Xiping Yu (Tsinghua University)

Dec. 12 | 15:00 - 15:40  Plenary Speech: Wave and current damping in mangroves

                                          Marcel Stive (Delft University of Technology)

Dec. 12 | 15:40 - 16:20  Plenary Speech: Development of the multi-float wave energy converter M4: experiments, 

                                          linear modelling, mean forces and moorings

                                           Peter Stansby (University of Manchester)

Dec. 12 | 16:20 - 17:00  Closing Ceremony

                                           Closing remark on CoastLab2020, Zhiguo He, Local Chair 

                                           Prize awarding, Dezhi Ning, Local Chair 

                                           Call for proposals of the 9th Coastlab, Zhiguo He, Local Chair 

                                           Announcement of conference closing, Zhiguo He, Local Chair

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