The Council on Wave Research was established by Professor Boris Bakhmeteff in June 1950 under the Engineering Foundation. In 1963 the Council was transferred from the Foundation to ASCE and renamed the Coastal Engineering Research Council (CERC).
The first ICCE was held in Long Beach, CA in 1950, and has been held biennially since. Although the conferences began with a national focus, they quickly became international in scope.
The Present State of the Art and Science of Coastal Engineering