Who is NZCS?

Who is NZCS?

NZCS members represent a wide range of coastal science, engineering, management and planning disciplines. They are employed in the engineering and environmental consulting sectors, in local, regional, and central government, in research institutes, in the tertiary education sector, and in schools.

NZCS is a technical group of Engineering New Zealand. The multi-disciplinary nature of coastal management in New Zealand means many of our members are from areas other than engineering. There are no entry criteria for the society and we welcome membership enquiries from anyone with an interest in the coast.

To join the society, see the membership page.

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Our Mission

To take a leading role in facilitating robust discussion and nationally-coordinated interactions to better manage and learn about our coastal and marine environment.

Our Vision

Sustainable management of New Zealand's coastal and marine environment underpinned by sound science, engineering and policy practice, comprehensive monitoring, involved communities and effective national networks.

Our Values

The NZCS will promote this vision by being: professional, communicative, apolitical and responsible. The NZCS will work supportively with others with common interests.

What We Do

  • Support you with first class professional development and networking opportunities at regional seminars and events
  • Hold an annual conference where >130 local and international experts across a range of coastal management disciplines gather to share their knowledge and experience. We also host the bi-annual Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference
  • Keep you informed with current research and best practice through our premier journal Coastal News published three times per year
  • Recognise your achievements in research or advocacy on coastal issues through a series of awards and prizes
  • Further your professional development with a scholarship to support research projects
  • Keep you informed of upcoming events, news and job opportunities in our regular email digest
  • Assist with furthering your career by publishing your work (e.g. books, best practice guides, educational material)