Keynote speakers

We are pleased to announce our keynote speakers for ICS2018.

In-Sik Chun

Chair of ICS2018, Professor of coastal engineering at Konkuk University, Korea

In-Sik Chun  is the Founder of the Korean Society of Coastal Disaster Prevention
in 2013 and acted as the first president.
Since 1995, he has been a professor at the Department of Civil Engineering in Konkuk University
teaching coastal and harbor engineering. His researches have covered various subjects related to
the numerical modellings of wave propagation, the evaluation of harbor tranquility and ship
motions, and the analysis of the hydraulic performance of harbor structures. And also he has
been actively doing various consulting activities related to harbor designs and constructions
in Korea.


Phil Watson

Principal Coastal Specialist, New South Wales (NSW) Government, Sydney, Australia

Phil Watson  ’s role as Principal Coastal Specialist with Australia's NSW Government
involves the provision of expert technical advice to state and local government authorities
in the areas of coastal processes, coastal hazards, hazard management planning, sea-level rise,
coastal engineering, and coastal policy issues. He has been an active participant in the area
of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) over the past 25 years, presenting many papers on
CZM issues at State, National, and International Conferences. He is an expert peer reviewer
for several international scientific journal publications and was an Expert Reviewer for the IPCC’s
5th Assessment Report. His keynote address will focus on innovative new approaches
to improve measurements of mean sea level worldwide.


J.A. (Dano) Roelvink

Professor of coastal engineering and port development at UNESCO-IHE/DELTARES, Netherlands

J.A. (Dano) Roelvink   is the developer of Delft3D and received the International Coastal Engineering
Award from the Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute (COPRI) of the American Society of Civil
He is a strong proponent of international scientific cooperation with various parties in order to
further the state-of-the-art in morphodynamic modelling and has set up collaborative projects
with the US Geological Survey, the US Office of Naval Research, the Army Corps of Engineers,
as well as with numerous institutes in France, China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Brazil and West-Africa.
He has initiated and currently leads the development of XBeach, an open-source model for storm
impacts on beaches, dunes, barriers and reef coasts.
In 2011 he published a bestselling 'Guide to modeling coastal morphology' with World Scientific.



Nobuhito Mori

Professor of disaster prevention research institute at Kyoto University, Japan

Nobuhito Mori  is a editor of Coastal Engineering Journal (WSPC) and Coastal Engineering (Elsevier),
and chief editor of coastal division of Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers.
He is a member of coastal disaster section He has 20+ year experience of coastal and ocean
engineering and physical oceanography. He study about wave modeling, nonlinear wave
theory, freak waves, storm surge, tsunamis and impact assessment of climate change. He has
been led for research project of climate impact on coastal environment supported by
Japanese government since 2012 to present.


Won-Tae Kwon

Invited research fellow, Jeju Research Institute, Korea

Won-Tae Kwon  has worked in the National Institute of Meteorological Sciences (NIMS),
Korea for 25 years. Her research interests include the understanding of global and regional climate
change, extreme events, and application of climate information.
She has been engaged as Lead Author for the 4thand 5thAssessment Report of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
While Dr. Kwon was the Director of Climate Research Division/NIMS (2000-2010), NIMS participated
in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) and the Coordinated Downscaling Experiment
(CORDEX) as a panel member. These projects are very essential to understand the global
and regional climate change, contributing to IPCC.