Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters, Liverpool

5 - 7 September, 2017

Venue address:

ACC Liverpool
Kings Dock
Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool L3 4FP
United Kingdom

About this event

The eleventh conference in the renowned Breakwaters series will take place in Liverpool, UK in September 2017. For information and to register visit the dedicated ICE Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters conference website.

Abstract submission attracted over 220 submissions from more than 40 countries, promising an extraordinary event this year.

Breakwaters 2013 showcased 130 peer reviewed international papers, 400 delegates representing 42 countries attended and the specialist exhibition presented more than 30 solutions providers.

Covering shoreline structures, coastal processes, design and construction of breakwaters and related structures, and marine energy, whatever one’s professional interest this event offers something of value and relevance.


The programme is now available at

Key topics include:

  • Liquefied natural gas terminals
  • Upgrading existing infrastructure
  • Armour testing
  • Beaches and shorelines
  • Waves - structures interaction
  • Construction in ports
  • Coastal developments         
  • Working in the marine environment
  • Joint design conditions
  • Applying Computer Fluid Dynamics
  • Challenges at the coast
  • Heritage structures
  • Advancement in filters/underlayers
  • Armoured breakwaters
  • Understanding hydro/morpho-dynamic impacts for design
  • Developments in overtopping          
  • Harbour development
  • Wave design conditions
  • Construction at the coast
  • Ecological aspects of design
  • Tsunami impact
  • Multi-purpose design
  • Asset risk and reliability
  • Waves on structures

About the series

The Breakwaters conference series has been produced and curated by the Institution of Civil Engineers since 1982, and continues to grow. Read more about the series and developments in the industry over that period. Proceedings from the 2009 and 2013 events are available for purchase in hardback format.


ICE Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters occurs every four years and is a touch point for the global community. In 2013 the event attracted 450 delegates and 40 exhibitors and sponsors, and is widely regarded as the premier event for those working in the fields of coastal and maritime engineering.

Use this unparalleled opportunity to launch and showcase new and exciting coastal products and services; the technical exhibition will be an integral feature of the conference.

Sponsoring or exhibiting at the event will allow your company to:

  • Have direct access to those at the forefront of research and practice in coastal and maritime engineering
  • Associate your business with the professionalism and excellence that the ICE stands for
  • Be part of the legacy of the event by being included in the post event published proceedings

For more information and a personalised sponsorship proposal, please contact: George Kalathil at or call +44 (0)20 7665 2467.

Event materials

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