Auckland 2023

Coastal restoration: Measuring our progress

Conference 15-17 March 2023

Registrations are now open - early bird fees apply until 7 February. Click here to book.

The theme of our 2023 conference will be on monitoring: Coastal restoration: Measuring our progress. It will be held on 15-17 March 2023 and hosted by the AUT Department of Environmental Science. Indoor sessions will be held at AUT, City campus, Building WG, level 2, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland Central.

Fieldtrips will be held around the Auckland Region. These photos below are from Te Henga / Bethells Beach where we will go on Friday the 17th.

Here is an outline of the programme and the fee schedule for new bookings.

Keep an eye here for updated versions of the programme as they become available.

We are keen to have some highschool students attend the conference too and for this purpose we are collecting $100 donations, each of which will allow one student to attend. If you’d like to contibute to this please or donate via the widget at the very top of this page.

A regular and popular feature of our conferences is the “Regional Roundup” session, with updates on coastal restoration work happening around Aotearoa. Groups are invited to give a 5-minute talk on their coastal work. This year there will also be a separate session giving 3rd year and post-graduate students the opportunity to give a 5-minute “lightning” presentation on their research. If you wish to give a presentation during either of these sessions please indicate that when you register. A timed PowerPoint template will be sent to all who have registered. This can be helpful, but it is optional to use.

An optional post-conference fieldtrip to Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf is being planned. Bunk house accommodation has been booked for 18 people for Friday night, 17 March 2023 and Saturday will be spent learning about the restoration of the island with a tour by Jo Ritchie (Operations manager). We will take the 7.30pm ferry to the island on Friday evening and will return to Auckland on the 4pm sailing on Saturday. The cost (excluding food, but including ferry and accommodation) will be about $135. More details will be posted here and sent to those indicating their interest during registration.

Keep an eye on this page where details will be posted when they become available.

In the event of cancellation due to covid- or other restrictions, the event will be rescheduled if feasible, or attendees will be reimbursed.

The conference is being made possible by the generosity and sponsorship of AUT Department of Environmental Science, Gold sponsor Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, Bronze sponsor Eagle Technology, sponsors Coastlands Plant Nursery and Soar Communications Group, as well as a donation from Stories in Action and a very generous anonymous donor. If you would also like to sponsor or donate to keep this conference affordable to all, please to discuss options.