Mr Matt   Blacka
Engineer

Mr Matt Blacka

MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus)

Engineering
Water Research Laboratory

Matt is Chartered Professional Engineer (Civil, Environmental) with 17 years of applied experience leading projects in the fields of coastal processes and hazards, estuary processes, coastal structures and coastal climate change adaptation. His projects in these areas include engineering design, vulnerability assessment, management planning, physical modelling, field data collection and monitoring. Matt’s work extends throughout the east coast of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. He holds a Master of Engineering Science with specialisation in Coastal Engineering and Management, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree, with first class honours in Coastal Engineering.

Matt’s background qualifications in Civil Engineering combined with his passion for the natural coastal environment allow him to bring a considered and technical approach to his work in the areas of coastal management and coastal protection. His experience provides a wealth of knowledge on the use and mis-use of coastal protection systems, and the impacts of coastal management works on the environment. Matt’s expertise in coastal structures extends to include physical modelling, wave loading assessments, design, condition assessments and analysis of environmental impacts for coastal protection works.

Matt regularly leads desktop and field investigations for coastal and estuary processes, hazards and management studies, and he has many years of practical experience undertaking environmental data collection in the coastal zone. In recent years he has specialised in coastal processes of reef fringed Pacific Islands, with projects that include analysis of waves, storm surge and hydrodynamic processes.

Matt is an active member of the Australia/Pacific Islands coastal scientific and engineering communities, regularly publishing work in technical conferences and presenting in industry forums. He is a corresponding committee member and former secretary of the Engineers Australia NSW Coastal, Ocean and Port Engineering Panel and a member of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (Oceania). Matt is passionate about professional development in the coastal engineering sector and is a coordinator of UNSW’s professional training courses in coastal engineering.

Phone
0438 812 978
Location
Water Research Laboratory UNSW Manly Vale Campus

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2009
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Mariani A; Blacka MJ; Cox RJ; Coghlan IR; Carley JT, 2009, 'Wave overtopping of coastal structures. Physical model versus desktop predictions', Journal of Coastal Research, vol. SI 56, pp. 534 - 538, https://www.jstor.org/stable/25737634
  • Reports | 2020
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Flocard F, 2020, Coastal Hazard Risk Assessment, Turangi Coastline, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2019/31 FINAL MARCH 2020
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Howe D; Blacka MJ; Drummond C, 2019, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report 9: Palm Beach, Burleigh, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, March - August 2018, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL2019/04
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Drummond C; Rahman PF; Miller BM, 2019, Hydrodynamic Investigation of Muri Lagoon and Avana Harbour, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/21
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Drummond CD; Harrison AJ, 2019, Oceanographic Data Collection – Stage 2 Investigations, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/17
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Drummond C; Blacka M, 2019, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report 10: Palm Beach, Burleigh, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, September 2018 - February 2019, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2019/15
    Reports | 2019
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Drummond CD, 2019, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report 8, Palm Beach, Burleigh, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, September 2017 - February 2018, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/41
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Howe D; Flocard F; Blacka M, 2018, Physical modelling of MMA stern wave barrier, Water Research Laboratory, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/11
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Drummond C; Blacka MJ, 2018, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report 7: Palm Beach, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, March - August 2017, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/26
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Drummond C; Blacka M, 2018, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report 6 Palm Beach and Northern Gold Coast Beaches September 2016 to February 2017, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/24
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Drummond C; Blacka M, 2018, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report 5 Palm Beach and Northern Gold Coast Beaches March to August 2016, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2018/20
    Reports | 2018
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Modra B; Blacka M; Young S, 2018, Pitt Island Wharf 3D Physical Model Testing, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2017/11
    Reports | 2017
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Drummond C; Blacka M; Tucker TA, 2017, Palm Beach Shoreline Project, Large Basin Modelling, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL TR2017/16
    Reports | 2016
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Howe D; Coghlan I; Carley JT; Blacka M, 2016, Chatham Islands Port Waitangi Physical Modelling, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2015/17
    Reports | 2016
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Coghlan I, 2016, Caseys Beach North Seawall Condition Assessment and Design Advice, Water Research Laboratory, UNSW Sydney, Manly Vale, NSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2016/10
    Reports | 2015
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Drummond C; Modra B; Blacka M, 2015, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report: Palm Beach and Northern Gold Coast Beaches, March – August 2015, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2015/21
    Reports | 2015
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Guerry N; Davey EK, 2015, Coastal Imaging and Shoreline Analysis Report Palm Beach and Northern Gold Coast Beaches: March to August 2014, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2014/19
    Reports | 2015
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Mariani A; Carley JT, 2015, North Wonboyn NSW Foreshore Protection Study, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2013/29
    Reports | 2014
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Flocard F; Rahman PF; Rayner DS; Parakoti B, 2014, Coastal Adaptation Needs for Extreme Events and Climate Change, Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2013/13
    Reports | 2014
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Drummond C; Blacka MJ, 2014, Physical Modelling of Flexmat Mattresses for the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project, Port Landside Revetments, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, 2014/16
    Reports | 2014
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Coghlan IR; Davey EK; Carley JT; Blacka MJ; Cox RJ, 2014, Kingscliff Beach Foreshore Protection Works Part C - Groyne Field Assessment, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2012/18
    Reports | 2013
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Panayotou K; Cornwell RM, 2013, Climate Risk Assessment for Avatiu Port and Connected Infrastructure, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia, Manly Vale, NSW, 2093, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2013/15
    Reports | 2012
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Ruprecht J; Blacka MJ, 2012, Gladstone Tug Berth Marina Physical Modelling, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, Manly Vale, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2012/07
    Reports | 2012
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Coghlan IR; Ruprecht J; Blacka MJ, 2012, Abbot Point MCF 2D and Q3D Baseline Modelling Study, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, Manly Vale, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2011/16
    Reports | 2012
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Farrelly B, 2012, ICHTHYS LNG Plant Revetment Physical Modelling, Darwin Harbour, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, Manly Vale, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2012/15
    Reports | 2012
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Davey EK; Carley JT, 2012, Investigation of Roches Beach Protection Works, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, Manly Vale, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2012/09
    Reports | 2012
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Flocard F, 2012, Coastal Adaptation and Protection Options for Port Sorrell and Shearwater, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, Manly Vale, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2012/20
    Reports | 2012
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Flocard F; Blacka MJ, 2012, Seawall Assessment Literature Review, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, Manly Vale, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2012/04
    Reports | 2011
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Mariani A; Blacka MJ; Coghlan IR, 2011, 2D Physical Modelling of Hay Point Coal Terminal 3, Queensland, WRL TR2010/13
    Reports | 2011
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Coghlan IR; Rayner D, 2011, 3D Physical Modelling of Hay Point Coal Terminal, Expansions 3 and 4, Queensland, WRL TR2010/01
    Reports | 2010
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Shand TD; Cox RJ; Blacka MJ; Smith GP, 2010, Appropriate Safety Criteria for Vehicles in Floods, WRL Research Report RR241, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, WRL Research Report, WRL RR241
    Reports | 2010
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Carley JT; Cox RJ, 2010, Coastal Risk Management Report for the North Palm Beach Surf Live Saving Clubhouse, Palm Beach, WRL Technical Report 2010/22, Water Research Laboratory, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering UNSW, WRL Technical Report, WRL TR2010/22
    Reports | 2009
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Shand TD; Blacka MJ, 2009, Foreshore Protection Review - Penrith Lakes Main Lake, Water Research Laboratory, University of New South Wales, Manly Vale, Water Research Laboratory Technical Report, WRL TR2009/27
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Mr Matt Blacka
    BOUVIER C; CASTELLE B; BALOUIN Y; SPLINTER KD; BLACKA M; DUBARBIER B, 2019, 'CROSS-SHORE SANDBARS RESPONSE TO AN ARTIFICIAL REEF: AN INTERSITE COMPARISON', in Coastal Sediments 2019, WORLD SCIENTIFIC, presented at International Conference on Coastal Sediments 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789811204487_0137
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Splinter K; Blacka M; li L, 2018, 'LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS OF WAVE OVERTOPPING OF REVETMENT STRUCTURES IN REEF ENVIRONMENTS', in Proceedings of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA, Vol. 36, pp. 80 - 80, presented at International Conference on Coastal Engineering, Baltimore, MD, USA, 30 July 2018 - 03 August 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.waves.80
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Coghlan I; Blacka M; Shand T; Foster M; Carley J; Howe D; Modra B, 2018, 'WHARVES AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: PHYSICAL MODELLING OF ZERO MAINTENANCE BREAKWATERS IN REMOTE LOCATIONS', Santander, Spain, presented at 7th International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling in Coastal and Port Engineering and Science (Coastlab18), Santander, Spain, 22 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Drummond C; Miller B; Rahman P, 2018, 'Geospatial Mapping and Hydrodynamic Investigations of Muri Lagoon and Avana Harbour, Rarotonga, Cook Islands', presented at Science, Technology and Resources Network Conference, 2018, Suva, Fiji, 10 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Shand T, 2018, 'Guidance for Design of Coastal Protection Works in the Pacific Islands', presented at Science, Technology and Resources Network Conference, 2018, Suva, Fiji, 10 July 2018 - 13 July 2018
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Foster M; Shand T; Sweeney M, 2018, 'WAITANGI WHARF AND PORT UPGRADE – PROVIDING A CRITICAL LIFELINE AT THE EDGE OF NEW ZEALAND', in PIANC-World Congress Panama City, Panama 2018, PIANC, Panama, presented at PIANC-World Congress Panama City, Panama 2018, Panama, 07 May 2018 - 12 May 2018
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Shand T, 2018, 'Development of guidance for coastal protection works in Pacific Island countries', presented at Pacific Climate Change Conference, Wellington, NZ, 21 February 2018 - 23 February 2018
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Splinter K; Li L; Blacka M, 2018, 'Laboratory experiments of wave overtopping of revetment structures in reef environments', in Proceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Shand T; Howe D; Coghlan I; Carley J; Estigarribia L; Whalley O, 2017, 'Affordable coastal protection in the pacific islands: testing and design of alternative protection options for low-energy coastlines', in Australasian Coasts and Ports 2017 Conference, Cairns, pp. 116 - 122, presented at Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017: Working with Nature., Cairns, 21 June 2017 - 23 June 2017
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Splinter KD; Huo M; Barthelemy X; Blacka M, 2017, 'Laboratory Experiments into the Effect of Reef Width on Extreme Water Levels During Cyclone Events', in Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017: Working with Nature, Cairns, Australia, pp. 1005 - 1010, presented at Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference, Cairns, Australia, 21 June 2017 - 23 June 2017, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=932802250887944;res=IELENG
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Splinter KD; Killalea R; Blacka M; Barthelemy X, 2017, 'Considerations for the Design of Rock Armoured Structures on Fringing Reef Coastlines', in Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017: Working with Nature, Engineers Australia, PIANC Australia and Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand, Cairns, Australia, pp. 697 - 703, presented at Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference, Cairns, Australia, 21 June 2017 - 23 June 2017, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=930286799768087;res=IELENG
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Shand T, 2017, 'Coastal protection in the Pacific: Desktop review and testing of low cost solutions', presented at Science, Technology and Resources Network Conference, 2017, Nadi, Fiji, 26 June 2017 - 29 June 2017
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Splinter K; Killalea R, 2017, 'Considerations for the Design of Rock Armoured Coastal Protection on Fringing Reef Coastlines', presented at Science Technology and Resources Network Conference, 2017, Nadi, Fiji, 26 June 2017 - 29 June 2017
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Carley J; Shand T; Whalley O; Estigarribia L, 2017, 'Affordable coastal protection in the Pacific: Impacts of local resource availability and transport costs', in Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017: Working with Nature, Engineers Australia, PIANC Australia and Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand, Cairns, presented at Australasian Coasts & Ports 2017, Cairns, 21 June 2017 - 23 June 2017
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Foster M; Shand T; Bakker P, 2017, 'Waitangi Wharf and Port Upgrade - Providing a critical lifeline at the edge of New Zealand', in ustralasian Coasts & Ports 2017: Working with Nature, Engineers Australia, PIANC Australia and Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand, Cairns, presented at Australasian Coasts and Ports, Cairns, 21 June 2017 - 23 June 2017
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Main R; Hartley A; Dengate C; Rowe E, 2016, 'Coffs Harbour Northern Breakwater – not your average upgrade', in Coffs Harbour Northern Breakwater – not your average upgrade, NSW Coastal Conference, Coffs Harbour, presented at NSW Coastal Conference, Coffs Harbour, 09 November 2016 - 11 November 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka M; Flocard F; Splinter KD; Cox R, 2015, 'Estimating Wave Heights and Water Levels inside Fringing Reefs during Extreme Conditions', in Reinen-Hamill R (ed.), Proceedings of the Australasian Coasts and Ports 2015, Engineers Australia, Auckland, NZ, presented at Australasian Coasts and Ports 2015, Auckland, NZ, 15 September 2015 - 18 September 2015
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Carley J; Flocard F; Coghlan I; Blacka M; Splinter KD; Cox R, 2014, 'Advances in the assessment of the inundation hazard', in Advances in the assessment of the inundation hazard, NSW Coastal Conference, Ulladulla, NSW, presented at NSW Coastal Conference, Ulladulla, NSW, 11 November 2014 - 14 November 2014
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Flocard FD; Coghlan I; Mariani A; Blacka M, 2013, 'Using Remote-Sensing Techniques for the Monitoring of Existing Seawalls', in Couriel E (ed.), Coasts and Ports 2013, Sydney, NSW, pp. 297 - 302, presented at Coasts and Ports, Sydney, NSW, 11 September 2013 - 13 September 2013, https://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=830511350469705;res=IELENG
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Flocard F; Rayner D; Rahman P, 2013, 'A Case Study of Vulnerability to Cyclones and Climate Change: Avarua, Rarotonga', in turner I (ed.), Coasts and Ports 2013: 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference, Engineers Australia, Manly, pp. 91 - 96, presented at Coasts and Ports 2013 : 21st Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 14th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference, Manly, 11 September 2013 - 13 September 2013
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Coghlan IR; Carley JT; Blacka MJ; Rayner D; Cox RJ, 2012, 'Coastal Engineering Options for Adaptation to Climate Change', in Proceedings for National conference Practical responses to climate change, Engineers Australia, Canberra, australia, pp. 307 - 314, presented at Practical Responses to Climate Change National Conference 2012, National Convention Centre, Canberra, 01 May 2012 - 03 May 2012, https://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=889993480916014;res=IELENG
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Nilsen A; Colleter G, 2011, 'An Overview of the Use of Physical Models to Assess Wave Loading on Marine Structures', in Proceedings of Coasts and ports conference 2011, Engineers Australia, Canberra, australia, pp. 451 - 457, presented at 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011, COASTS and PORTS 2011, Perth, WA, 28 September 2011 - 30 September 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Colleter G; Blacka MJ; Van staden A; Louys J, 2011, 'Mackay Breakwater Adaptability', in 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011, COASTS and PORTS 2011, 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011, COASTS and PORTS 2011, Perth, WA, pp. 509 - 514, presented at 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011, COASTS and PORTS 2011, Perth, WA, 28 September 2011 - 30 September 2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Cox RJ; Shand TD; Blacka MJ, 2010, 'People safety in stormwater design', in People safety in stormwater design, Stormwater Industry Association QLD SIAQ, Caloundra, presented at Queensland Stormwater industry association annual conference, Caloundra
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Carley JT; Blacka MJ; Cox RJ; Attwater C, 2009, 'Social and economic considerations for coastal adaptation to extreme events and climate change', in Social and economic considerations for coastal adaptation to extreme events and climate change, 18th New South Wales Coastal Conference 2009, Ballina NSW, presented at 18th New South Wales Coastal Conference 2009, Ballina NSW, 03 November 2009 - 06 November 2009
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Coghlan IR; Carley JT; Cox RJ; Blacka MJ; Mariani A; Restall S; Hornsey W; Sheldrick S, 2009, 'Two-Dimensional Physical Modelling of Sand Filled Geocontainers for Coastal Protection', in Proceedings of Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference 2009, New Zealand Coastal Society, Wellington, NZ, pp. 287 - 293, presented at Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference 2009, Wellington, New Zealand, 16 September 2009 - 18 September 2009, https://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=862603013166460;res=IELNZC
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Carley JT; Corbett B; Jackson LA, 2009, 'Wave Transmission over Low Crested Geotextile Breakwater Structures', in Proceedings of Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference 2009, New Zealand Coastal Society, Wellington, NZ, pp. 489 - 495, presented at Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference 2009, Wellington, New Zealand, 16 September 2009 - 18 September 2009
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Mariani A; Blacka MJ; Carley JT, 2009, 'Extreme Wave Overtopping of a Vertical Breakwater. A Physical Model and Desktop Investigation', in Coasts&Ports 2009 Conference Proceedings, Wellington, New Zealand, pp. 670 - 675, presented at Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference 2009, Wellington, New Zealand, 16 September 2009 - 18 September 2009
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Carley JT; Blacka MJ; Mariani A; Cox RJ; Attwater C; Watson P, 2009, 'Integrated Assessment of Coastal Hazards and Climate Change for Clarence City, Tasmania', in Proceedings of Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference 2009, New Zealand Coastal Society, Wellington, NZ, pp. 7 - 13, presented at Australasian Coasts and Ports Conference 2009, Wellington, New Zealand, 16 September 2009 - 18 September 2009
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Carley JT; Lester S; Williams B, 2008, 'Sea level rise implications and adaption for South Arm Secondary Rd, Hobart', in Conference Proceedings, IPWEA National Conference Climate Change Response, Coffs Harbour, pp. 1 - 5, presented at IPWEA National Conference Climate Change Response, Coffs Harbour, 03 August 2008 - 05 August 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Carley JT; Blacka MJ; Timms WA; Cox RJ, 2008, 'A template for modelling and managing sea levelrise and climate change', in Coastal Conference, NSW Coastal Conference 2008, Wollongong, Austrlaia, pp. 1 - 20, presented at NSW Coastal Conference 2008, Wollongong, Austrlaia, 04 November 2008 - 07 November 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Carley JT; Blacka MJ; Cox RJ; Attwater C; Watson P, 2008, 'Modelling coastal processes and hazards to assess sea level rise impacts for integratin into a planning scheme', in Conference Proceedings, IPWEA National Conference Climate Change Response, Coffs Harbour, pp. 1 - 11, presented at IPWEA National Conference Climate Change Response, Coffs Harbour, 03 August 2008 - 05 August 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Carley JT; Cox RJ; Lester D; Williams B, 2008, 'Sea level rise implications and adaptation for South Arm Secondary Road, Hobart', in Conference Proceedings, IPWEA National Conference Climate Change Response, Coffs Harbour, pp. 1 - 10, presented at IPWEA National Conference Climate Change Response, Coffs Harbour, 03 August 2008 - 05 August 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Carley JT; Blacka MJ; Cox RJ; McIntosh J; Macarthur J, 2008, 'Sea level rise and climate change impacts for planning a new hospital', in Conference Proceedings, IPWEA National Conference Climate Change Response, Coffs Harbour, pp. 1 - 12, presented at IPWEA National Conference Climate Change Response, Coffs Harbour, 03 August 2008 - 05 August 2008
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Carley JT; Blacka MJ; Cox RJ; Attwater R, 2008, 'Modelling coastal processes and hazards to assess sea level rise', in Conference Proceedings, IPWEA National Conference Climate Change Response, Coffs Harbour, pp. 1 - 5, presented at IPWEA National Conference Climate Change Response, Coffs Harbour, 03 August 2008 - 05 August 2008
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Carley JT; Blacka MJ; Mariani A; Bettington SH; Dimock J; Prior G, 2007, 'Physical modelling of coastal structures for Gorgon project, Barrow Island Western Australia', in Coasts and Ports 2007, Melbourne, pp. 159 - 164, presented at Coasts and Ports 2007, Melbourne, 18 July 2007 - 20 July 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Carley JT; Cox RJ; Hornsey W; Restall S, 2007, 'Field measurements of full sized geocontainers', in Coasts and Ports 2007, Melbourne, pp. 208 - 213, presented at Coasts and Ports 2007, Melbourne, 18 July 2007 - 20 July 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ, 2007, 'Hydraulic assessments of the William Slim Drive PMF retarding basin', in 47th Floodplain Management Authorities Conference, 47th Floodplain Management Authorities Conference, Gunnedah Qld, pp. 1 - 6, presented at 47th Floodplain Management Authorities Conference, Gunnedah Qld, 27 February 2007 - 03 March 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Carley JT; Cox RJ, 2007, 'Stability and design of rubble toe protection for vertical seawalls', in Coasts and Ports 2007, Melbourne, pp. 153 - 158, presented at Coasts and Ports 2007, Melbourne, 18 July 2007 - 20 July 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Cox RJ; Tajziehchi , 2007, 'Wave transformation over submerged breakwaters/reefs', in Coasts and Ports 2007, Melbourne, pp. 43 - 48, presented at Coasts and Ports 2007, Melbourne, 18 July 2007 - 20 July 2007
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Carley JT; Miller BM; Cox RJ, 2006, 'The current use of physical and numerical models for coastal applications', in 15th NSW Coastal Conference - coasting towards a sustainable future, 15th NSW Coastal Conference - coasting towards a sustainable future, Coffs Harbour, NSW, pp. 1 - 15, presented at 15th NSW Coastal Conference - coasting towards a sustainable future, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 07 November 2006 - 09 November 2006
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Carley JT; Blacka MJ; Cox RJ; Phillips AB, 2005, 'Toe protection and remedial options for historical seawalls', in Coasts and Ports - Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 423 - 428, presented at Coasts and Ports - Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 20 September 2005 - 23 September 2005
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Carley JT; Blacka MJ; Cox RJ; Pulini IF, 2005, 'Physical modelling of breakwater damage and redesign, Nafanua Harbour, `Eua Island, Tonga', in Coasts and Ports - Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 429 - 434, presented at Coasts and Ports - Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 20 September 2005 - 23 September 2005
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Mr Matt Blacka
    Blacka MJ; Carley JT; Cox RJ; Jayewardene I, 2005, 'Assessment of the use of Concrete Hanbar Armour Units on NSW breakwaters', in Coasts and Ports - Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 447 - 452, presented at Coasts and Ports - Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 20 September 2005 - 23 September 2005

Awards

2003: DN Foster Award (undergraduate studies in coastal engineering), Presented by Engineers Australia

2015: Kevin Stark Memorial Award (excellence in coastal engineering practice), Presented by Engineers Australia

2019: Endeavour Leadership Program – Executive Leadership Award 

2021: Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Award - Technical Excellence (NSW)

Grants

Media