Purpose of the survey

Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering (WICGE) is a network of women working in coastal geoscience, engineering across academia, industry and government. Our aim is to inspire, support and celebrate women at all stages of their careers, through networking, mentoring, and identifying opportunities to grow.
 
At the International Coastal Symposium in March 2016, a survey was conducted by WICGE network members including researchers at the Universities of Wollongong, Macquarie and Sydney. Initial findings indicate that this is an instructive endeavour and we would greatly appreciate your participation in this survey, which will help us to continue our research with the following aims :

· Gain a profile of the perspectives of people working in coastal geoscience and engineering on their experiences and views regarding gender inequality in the field coastal geoscience and engineering

· Gather information (through open ended questions) on: experiences or observations of gender inequality within coastal geosciences & engineering, suggestions for practical steps to address perceived or real gender inequality in the field of coastal geosciences and engineering

· Acquire primary qualitative research data to be included in published material that will promote the WICGE network. Current target outlets include The Conversation and the WICGE website.

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* 1. Do you identify as:

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* 2. Do you work or study in the field of Coastal Geoscience & Engineering?

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* 3. For how many years have you worked or studied in the field of Coastal Geoscience and Engineering (including time studying for a postgraduate degree)?

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* 4. How would you characterise your job position in the field of Coastal Geoscience and Engineering?

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* 5. In what sector do you work?

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* 6. Have you ever felt held back in your career as a result of your gender?

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* 8. Have you ever directly experienced or observed gender inequality in the field of Coastal Geoscience and Engineering?

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* 9. If you are willing to do so, please provide a short description of the gender inequality you have directly experienced or observed in the field of Coastal Geoscience and Engineering

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* 10. Do you believe gender inequality exists within the field of Coastal Geoscience and Engineering?

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* 11. Do you feel there are enough female role models in the field of Coastal Geoscience and Engineering?

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* 12. Do you have any suggestions for practical steps to take to address any perceived or real gender inequality in the field of Coastal Geoscience and Engineering?

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* 13. Do you consent to your responses being incorporated into published research on the topic of gender inequality in the field of Coastal Geoscience and Engineering?

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* 14. If you would like to be further involved with, or become a member of the Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering (WICGE) network, please visit this site to do so, or alternatively, provide your contact details (email address) below, along with any additional comments you would like to share:

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