Coastlab14 Book of Proceedings

The 5th International Conference on The Application of Physical Modelling to Port and Coastal Protection, COASTLAB14, has been organized in Varna, Bulgaria, from 29 September to 2 October 2014, by the Black Sea - Danube Coastal Research Association, under the auspices of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics Committee (CMHC). Coastlab14 continued successful tradition, after Porto (2006), Bari (2008), Barcelona (2010) and Ghent (2012), to provide a forum to discuss the latest developments in physical modelling in the field of coastal and harbour engineering.

The Technical programme included 4 keynote lectures, and 80 (oral and poster) presentations in 16 technical sessions, presented and discussed by 120 participants from 24 countries.

Keynote lectures, and presented papers are included in the 2 volumes of the Book of Proceedings, ISBN: 978-619-90271-1-0. Allpublished papers have been accepted after a peer-review process based on their full text.

Download the contents of the proceedings.

There is still a limited amount available of the paper volumes of the proceedings. Copies of the Book of Proceedings (and the Book of Abstracts), both in paper and in electronic format, can be purchased, or - in some particular cases - can be obtained for free. If you are interested, please contact the organisers at:

We use the opportunity to invite you to participate in the next 6th Coastlab Conference that is going to transfer the spirit of Coastlab idea to the North America. Coastlab16 will take place in Ottawa, Canada, in May 2016.


Valeri Penchev & Francisco Taveira Pinto

Co-Chairs, Coastlab14 Organising Committee


Coastlab14 is supported by: