Program 1: Coastal Oceanography

Program Leader: Prof. Xiao Hua Wang
Prof. Peter Steinberg, Prof. Emma Johnston, A/Prof. Moninya Roughan, Dr Andrew Kiss, Mr Chris Lane, Ms Zhibing Li, Mr Guan Dong Gao, Ms Amanda Xiao, Ms Zhixin ChengMr Fanglou LiaoA/Prof Liz TyoProf. Charles Lemckert


  • To develop and apply hydrodynamics and sediment transport models in estuaries, ports, and turbid coastal environments;
  • To explore the structure, function, dynamics and interactions of marine ecosystems and their relationships with common environmental stressors within estuarine and coastal waters;
  • To develop regional coastal ocean observing and forecasting system.

Deliverables in 2016:

  • UNSW-Sed to be coupled with FVCOM 4.0;
  • Applications of UNSW-Sed in the WHP;
  • Application for ACJRC to transform urban ports and harbours both in China and in Australia.