Surf Life Saving Australia is very excited to announce that the draft program for the 2nd International Rip Current Symposium has been released. The event will bring together leading international researchers and experts to share knowledge of rip currents to enhance worldwide understanding of this natural hazard. The symposium aims to further the development of related science and public education strategies to reduce the risk of rip-related drowning.
The Collaroy Centre on the beautiful Northern Beaches will play host to the symposium from October 30th to November 1st 2012.
Key themes will include physical rip current science, human behavioural science, rip current public education strategies and beach hazard management. There will also be opportunities to visit Sydney's unique coastal beaches, as well as a social program to provide informal networking opportunities.
The program features a blend of lifesaving organisations and academic institutions with more than 10 countries represented. Session streams across the following genres are featured:
To view the draft program, visit: http://www.ripcurrentsymposium.com/program