Young Professionals challenge

KRING Young Professionals Challenge 2022

Dear young colleague, dear dinosaur, dear member of the Kring,

 

Are you a young professional or student? Are you younger than 35? And are you interested in broadening your horizon and getting to know everyone in the field of coastal engineering? Then this challenge is for you! (If you’re over 35, please see below)

This year's KRING Young Professionals Challenge will be very different than the years before. We would like to test your debating skills to reach a wider, broader public. So not just the technical solutions will be valued, but also the way you tell the story, explain the situation and persuade the public will be scored!

Rather than ask you 4 question, we are going to give you one statement, and you must argue either for it, or against it! And that’s statement is…

“The best way to deal with sea level rise, is to immediately abandon all low lying land and coastal cities”

 

Your argument should have sound engineering bases, but also consider avoiding hazards, economic damage and benefits, carbon emissions, new technology, social changes, artist impressions, storytelling, narratives. The judging panel will be a mix of non-engineering experts in a range of subjects, so you must be sure your augments aren’t too technical and are very persuasive.You don’t have personally 100% believe in your argument, but your entry must be fully either for or entirely against the statement, there’s no room for middle ground here!

First up we want you to send us an opening statement which will clearly show which side you have taken, and lay out your key points and ideas. This should be about 250-300 words, but the exact nature of this up to you! Make it a video blog, or a magazine article, remember you’re trying to persuade non-engineers! You need your pitch to us by the 15th of March.

We will review them and then invite the best to the live web debate on the 7th of April. There you get the opportunity to further make your arguments and be quizzed by our panel! On this day  you will have 3 mins to present your argument/idea/suggestions, then 10 mins of questions from the Jury.

The jury will score as follows:

• Persuasiveness – how persuasive are you, especially for non-technical.

• Presentation – how engaging or unusual is your presentation (or not boring)

• Innovation – how out the box and extreme is your idea? The more sensational, the better!

• Structure – how well laid out and easy to follow is your argument

• Evidence of research – showing some good technical bases for your arguments, even the most wild of ideas needs a scientific start

The two winners one for, one against, will get a free ticket to the very next Kring meeting in the Netherlands in September. All costs (excursions, hotel, and food) will be covered, but travel costs to and from home are not included. This event is a great opportunity to meet a group of 80-100 experts in the field of coastal engineering in the broadest sense in a very unofficial and pleasant way. So sign up and win!

If you think you are ready for the challenge, (which of course we are sure you are!) please sign up and fill out our contact form (which will soon be available at Kring of Coastal Engineers (coastalkring.eu))

Older than 35? Are you a senior professional? Than get your younger colleagues interested to join in! Especially our young colleagues who might need some encouragement and approval to spend time in this event. So it is you who we need also!

 

Warm Regards,

Daniel

To participate please fill out the contactform and we will get in touch with you!

 

     

    Recordings finals Young Professionals Challenge 2021

    For everyone who missed the YPF finals, watch the recordings below!

    YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CHALLENGE 2021

    Are you a young professional or student?  Are you younger than 35? And are you interested in broadening your horizon? Getting to know everyone in the field of coastal engineering? Then this challenge is for you!

    You or your team of 2 can win tickets to the Kring meeting in Hamburg in September. (transport costs are not included, but meals, excursions, hotels are.).

    You can meet de challengers, or find your team mate at the meet and greet event on April 29. Please send us an email if you are interested, (using the registering form, or to our kring mail), then we will invite you personally.

    Your idea should be sent in before May 10th . The 20th we will vote for the best idea. When you don't win, your idea will be received seriously as well and will be explored for further elaboration. More info might follow, so check out this site regularly!

    A recorded video you can watch here;

    Kring online Young Professionals Challenges 2021 - YouTube

     

    You can choose between the following 4 challenges;

    Challenge 1

    Jo Murphy; Scoring goals – the sustainable way!

     

     

     

     

     

    More information will be available as soon as you are registered.

    Challenge 2

    Jana Steenbergen - Levees on C02-free diet go vintage. Contribution of the flood protection projects to greener, sustainable future (circularity and CO2/Nox reduction) in practice.

    Challenge 3

    Tom den Ouden;  Measuring is reassuring ?! Reducing pipe risk through embankment monitoring.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Challenge 4

    Deborah Campbell, Wout de Vries;  Improve our assets? Or Adapt our place?


     

     

     

     

    The winning team (max 2 people) wins a free ticket to the very next Kring meeting in Hamburg, 19 – 21 September. All costs (excursions, hotel, food) will be covered, travel costs are not included. This even is a great opportunity to meet a group of 80-100 experts in de field of coastal engineering in the broadest sense in a very unofficial and pleasant way. So sign up and win!

    If you don't win, we will contact you also, to work out your idea.

    What you need to do is very simple; take some time to reflect on the challenges, come up with a nice idea and post it in pitch of 2 minutes before 10th of May CET 9:00 hr.  You will meet and greet the challengers, and possible participants on 29 April. You can find yourself a colleague who might team up with you.

    If you think you would like to participate (which is of course the case!) please sign up and fill out our contact form.

      Submit your pitch

      You can upload your pitch for the challenge below. We can't wait to see your ideas!

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      YPC 2020

      The webinar of 2020 is not yet planned.... If you have any good suggestion of challenge; please send us an email!

      Ideas so far are;

      • adaptation pathways for climate change taking into account carbon emissions
      • extend the use of infrared camera's (CAT phone) to daily inspections

      Watch the recorded webinar of 8 July 2019 below

       

       

       

      Watch the pitches for the Young Professionals challenge 2019 below!

      Beach simulator

      Pitot Van Hall Larenstein

       

      Battle of the beach Environment Agency

      HKV Lieke Lokin

      Karel Zomer

       

       

       

       

       

      HKV Dad

       

      Short explanation for Tygron

       

      Recorded webinar Young professionals challenge 13 May

      Have you missed the webinar? Watch the recorded webinar below!

       

      Presentations Young professionals webinar 2019

      Submit your pitch

      You can upload your pitch for the challenge below. We can't wait to see your ideas!

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