Sea level change and erosion on the Shoalhaven Coast - past and future

In 2009/2010 Howard examined reports prepared for the Shoalhaven City Council by the Snowy Mountains Engineering Consultants (SMEC). SMEC was asked to examine the effects of a 90 cms sea-level rise on Shoalhaven area properties sited either on headland cliffs or on dune systems adjacent to beaches. Howard’s reports, very critical of the SMEC reports, were based on his own field work, on aerial photographs of the Shoalhaven Coast taken since WWII, and also on geological studies by scientists at New England University and the University of Wollongong. Howard’s talk will cover the general development of the Sydney Basin Coast and its recent history since the last ice age.

Sea level change and erosion on the Shoalhaven Coast - past and future

Dr Howard Brady
Dr Howard Brady was involved in Antarctic geological research 1974-1982 and he was also US Navy catholic chaplain to McMurdo and South Pole Stations for the 1974 and 1975 summer seasons. In 2011 Howard was awarded the Alumnus Scientist of the Year Award by Northern Illinois University for his geological contributions to Antarctic Research. Howard is a member of the Australian Academy of Forensic Sciences and an Emeritus Member of the Explorers Club of New York. Howard has Diplomas in Philosophy and Theology, and two postgraduate degrees in Antarctic science. He is currently an accredited reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for its forthcoming report due in 2021.
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