Dr Mitchell Harley
Scientia Fellow (Level C)

Dr Mitchell Harley

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Mitchell Harley is a Scientia Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's Water Research Laboratory. He is a leading international researcher in the field of coastal hazards, wave climates, coastal monitoring and real-time early warning systems. His research has lead to a number of seminal publications in distinguished journals such as Nature Geoscience, the Journal of Geophysical Research (Earth Surface), the International Journal of Climatology, Coastal Engineering, Geomorphology and Nature Scientific Reports. He has taught short-courses on coastal processes in South Korea, Italy and Australia and given keynote presentations in Brazil and Australia. Recently Dr Harley founded the program CoastSnap, a crowd-sourced beach monitoring technique using smartphones that is now operating in 7 countries worldwide.

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UNSW Water Research Laboratory Manly Vale Campus
  • Journal articles | 2016
    Turner IL; Harley MD; Drummond CD, 2016, 'UAVs for coastal surveying', Coastal Engineering, vol. 114, pp. 19 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2016.03.011
    Journal articles | 2015
    Barnard PL; Short AD; Harley MD; Splinter KD; Vitousek S; Turner IL; Allan J; Banno M; Bryan KR; Doria A; Hansen JE; Kato S; Kuriyama Y; Randall-Goodwin E; Ruggiero P; Walker IJ; Heathfield DK, 2015, 'Coastal vulnerability across the Pacific dominated by El Niño/Southern Oscillation', Nature Geoscience, vol. 8, pp. 801 - 807, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2539