Welcome Letter

On behalf of the CoastLab2020 Organizing Committees, it is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 8th International Conference of Physical Modeling in Coastal Science and Engineering (CoastLab2020) during the 25th -29th of May, 2020 in Zhoushan, China. CoastLab2020 is organized under the auspices of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and will be jointly hosted by Zhejiang University, Dalian University of Technology, Sichuan University and Zhejiang Ocean University.

CoastLab2020 will build on the successes of previous conferences held in Porto (2006), Bari (2008), Barcelona (2010), Ghent (2012), Varna (2014), Ottawa (2016) and Santander (2018). It will provide a stimulating and enriching forum to discuss the latest developments in physical modeling applied to coastal engineering and in new trends in coastal sciences.

We are looking forward to collaborating with the Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics Committee of IAHR to host a successful CoastLab2020 in Zhoushan.

Yours Sincerely

Prof. Pengzhi Lin, Prof. Zhiguo He, and Prof. Dezhi Ning


Coastlab2020, Zhoushan China, May 25-29 2020: Current status

Dear Conference Participants,

As of now, all Coastlab2020 preparations, such as abstract/manuscript submission and review process, registrations, conference program and proceedings draft, have been progressing on schedule as normal. However, due to the current Coronavirus situation in China and worldwide, as a precaution and for practical travel reasons, please be advised that Coastlab2020 has to be postponed.

“WHO has already declared a public health emergency of international concern – our highest level of alarm”, as alerted in the WHO Director-General's opening remarks on 26 Feb. 2020, “this virus has pandemic potential and WHO is providing the tools for every country to prepare accordingly”.

Therefore, the Zhoushan conference shall be postponed from May 25-29 to about 3~4 months later. The exact dates of the conference will be carefully selected and then announced ASAP, not later than 1st May, 2020.So far, Coastlab2020 has received 273 abstracts. To better prepare the conference, the organizing committee also decided to extend the deadlines for abstract/full paper submission, registration for two months accordingly. The online submission system will be open during the extension.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and update the conference status soon. If you have any question or requirement, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you very much!

Yours Sincerely

Coastlab2020 Chairs

27th Feb., 2020