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ICE Coastal Management 2025

Event organised by ICE

16 September - 18 September 2025
09:00 - 16:00 BST (GMT+1)
Delta Hotels by Marriott Bristol City Centre
2 Lower Castle Street
Old Market
Bristol, BS1 3AD
United Kingdom
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Opening spring 2025

Keep up to date with the conference by joining our LinkedIn group. Details in the delegate registration section below.

From £450.00 (Excl.VAT)


The ICE invites applications from potential speakers for its 10th Coastal Management conference.

Working at the interface between land and sea has always presented challenging problems for the infrastructure sector to solve. The ICE’s Coastal Management 2025 conference will bring engineers, contractors, consultants, asset owners and academics to Bristol on 16-18 September next year to discuss these and consider the future of coastal and marine engineering.

An important networking opportunity too, the event will feature plenary sessions and presentations putting a spotlight on the latest research and innovative practice. These will be delivered by leading engineers and academics in the field. Together, they are transforming thousands of miles of coastline worldwide, helping to shape the blue economy and, ultimately, creating a climate for change.

The full programme will be announced next spring, but the conference has five main themes:

  • Exploring how climate change requires a new approach to coastal management
  • Sharing best practice and progress from innovative projects around the globe
  • Defining how the sector will develop to meet the future needs of communities
  • Utilising finance to achieve better outcomes
  • Inspiring the next generation and establishing a climate for change

If you are working on a coastal project or perhaps you’re an academic involved in cutting-edge research and would like to be considered for selection as a speaker, the organising committee is accepting abstracts for review.

The abstract submission process has been made as simple as possible. The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2024 – click here for all the details.

Organising committee

The committee comprises experienced specialists from across the marine and coastal engineering sector, including delivery experts, consultants and academics.

  • Tara-Leigh McVey, AECOM (chair of the committee)
  • Heidi Burgess, University of Brighton
  • Kevin Burgess, Jacobs
  • Nick Cooper, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Bryan Curtis, independent consultant
  • Alan Frampton, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
  • Greg Guthrie, Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Nick Hardiman, Environment Agency
  • Jonathan Hird, Moffatt & Nichol
  • Jim Hutchison, Balfour Beatty
  • Richard Nunn, Environment Agency

Delegate registration

Registration will open in the spring of 2025. If you’d like to be kept up to date about the conference, join our growing community of coastal engineers on LinkedIn.


Delta Hotels by Marriott Bristol City Centre
2 Lower Castle Street
Old Market


The conference will take place at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Bristol City Centre, Bristol, on 16-18 September 2025.

Bristol has been at the heart of the UK’s maritime industry for centuries, owing to its location on the lower River Avon, which flows into the Bristol Channel. The city’s port includes Avonmouth Docks, which continue to serve as a key import gateway. Bristol is also well known for its creative media, aerospace and electronics industries.

Public transport services to the city include direct rail links from London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Manchester. Bristol’s airport serves a wide range of European cities.