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. In recognition of Ian’s leadership in the field of Coastal Engineering, since 2005 he has been an active member of the Engineers Australia ‘National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering’.
- 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