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coastlab opening2The Institute of Environmental Hydraulics of Cantabria, IHCantabria, of the University of Cantabria, is hosting the 7th International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling in Coastal and Port Engineering and Science, Coastlab18, from the 22-26th of May 2018. The Local Organizing Committee, formed by Javier L. Lara, Iñigo J. Losada and María Maza from IHCantabria, have welcome 175 attendees from 18 different countries.

The conference is held over three days in the Magdalena Palace. One hundred and twenty talks are presented, focus on theoretical and practical aspects related with physical modelling in the field of coastal and ocean engineering. Coastal and ocean structures, breakwaters, revetments, laboratory technologies, measurement systems, coastal field measurement and monitoring, combined physical and numerical modelling, physical modelling case studies, tsunami and coastal hydrodynamics are the main topics among others covered in the conference.

Attendes will have also the opportunity to visit IHCantabria headquarters and the experimental facilities. A field trip is also planned on 26th to visit Santander Harbour and Somo beach and sand spit.

Coastlab18 is the 7th edition of the CoastLab international conference series and it is built on the successes of previous conferences held in Porto (2006), Bari (2008), Barcelona (2010), Ghent (2012), Varna (2014) and Ottawa (2016).

Coastlab18 is organized under the auspices of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). IAHR, founded in 1935, is a worldwide independent member-based organisation of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application. Activities range from river and maritime hydraulics to water resources development and eco-hydraulics, through to ice engineering, hydroinformatics, and hydraulic machinery.

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