Installed the first Australian-funded Argus coastal imaging station in Australia in 1999, and continues to play an active role in ongoing WRL Coastal Imaging projects.
Ian is the Director of WRL and a Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is also a Senior Coastal Specialist in WRL’s Coast and Estuary investigations group. Ian’s current research interests include beach groundwater dynamics and sediment transport at the beach face, monitoring of coastal change and impacts of climate variability, coastal erosion control and coastal management, and coastal aquifer hydrogeology. Ian is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, and from 2005 – 2015 was a member of the EA ‘National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering’. In 2020 Ian will Chair the ‘37th International Conference on Coastal Engineering’ when it returns to Sydney for the first time in 20 years.
- Monitoring of shoreline variability and change
- Beach groundwater dynamics and sediment transport at the beach face
- Forecasting of coastal change and impacts of climate variability
- Coastal management