The IAHR Tehcnical Committee on Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics is inviting the interested parties to submit proposals to host the Coastlab26 in 2026. Those interested to organise CoastLab26 please send a proposal to the chair of the IAHR Technical Committee on Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics by 1 November 2023. The proposal needs to include: location and timeframe, a budget plan, registration cost for faculty and students and sponsorship and support (if any).
CoastLab Conference focuses on Physical Modelling in Coastal Engineering and Science. CoastLab is organised under the auspices of and in collaboration with the IAHR Technical Committee on Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics. Coastlab26 builds on the success of conferences series held in Porto (2006), Bari (2008), Barcelona (2010), Ghent (2012), Varna (2014), Ottawa (2016), Santander (2018), Zhoushan (2020), and Delft (2024).
3 (three) full days plus a 1 (one) day short course on the day prior to the conference first day of sessions.
CoastLab26 will provide a stimulating and enriching forum to discuss the latest developments in physical modelling applied to coastal and port engineering and coastal science. Papers that describe new research, technical innovation, and interesting real-world case studies and projects are encouraged. The conference topics may include, but not limited to:
Estuarine and coastal hydrodynamics, nearshore processes
Sediment transport, erosion, sedimentation
Storm surge, coastal flooding, shore protection
Coastal and ocean structures, breakwaters, revetments
Wave-structure interactions, loading, response
Wave runup and overtopping
Wave and tidal energy
Physical modelling case studies
Laboratory technologies, measurement systems
Wave synthesis, generation and analysis
Scale effects and uncertainty analysis
Combined physical and numerical modelling
Extreme events – assessment and mitigation
Contaminant and pollutant transport, water quality
Climate change impacts, adaptation, mitigation
Coastal field measurement and monitoring
Ports, marine terminals, navigation, ship motions
Coastal management and natural-based solutions
Fee Structures: the same structure as the one followed by past CoastLab conferences. Delegates who are members of IAHR or of any other professional organisation who is endorsing the event benefit from a reduced registration rate. Special fees for students should also be considered.
Profit: IAHR receives 1 per cent of the registration fee income from CoastLab conferences. The profit/loss recorded at the end of this event is the responsibility of the Local Organising Committee (LOC).
Around 100 papers with around 120-140 people attending and registering only for this event. Although this is also dependent on the venue and the marketing effort.
Participate in the Scientific Committee of CoastLab26
Bidding to host the next CoastLab26
Preparing a brief of their bid and presenting it to the members of the IAHR Technical Committee on Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics
Setting up the Local Organising Committee
Advertise the event
Organising the conference (website, logistics for the location, all preparations, etc.)
Proposal for paper publication. Special issue in a scientific journal is encouraged
The LOC will ensure that CoastLab26 will be held such that it would avoid scheduling competition with other major coastal engineering or coastal science conferences.
IAHR Tehcnical Committee on Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics