Information Manual 10: Adaptation Planning for Protection of Coastal Ecosystems

Information Manual 10: Climate Change Adaptation Planning for Protection of Coastal Ecosystems Authors: Robyn Paice and Jane ChambersYear: 2016 This manual provides information that can support managers to understand the impacts of climate change on a range of coastal ecosystems. It describes ecosystem components and processes, key concepts such as ecosystem services, some of the… Read More

Information Manual 9: Community engagement

Information Manual 9: Community engagement Authors: Tim Smith, Anne Leitch and Dana ThomsenYear: 2016 This manual provides best practice information about community engagement, particularly for local governments that are considering and undertaking communication, consultation and engagement on climate change adaptation. It forms one component of NCCARFs CoastAdapt, the decision-making framework for coastal areas. It outlines… Read More

Information Manual 8: Coastal sediments, beaches and soft shores

Information Manual 8: Coastal sediments, beaches and soft shores Author: Matt Eliot (Damara WA Pty Ltd)Year: 2016 This manual has been prepared for coastal managers who need to make decisions about the management of soft shores in the context of potential adaptation to climate change. It provides an overview of how coastal dynamics may be… Read More

Information Manual 7: Engineering solutions for coastal infrastructure

Information Manual 7: Engineering solutions for coastal infrastructure Author: Tony WebbYear: 2016 This manual summarises engineering functions and organisations and the roles they have played and continue to play in the coastal environment. It should be read in conjunction with the other information manuals in CoastAdapt, as sound engineering decisions cannot be made without solid… Read More

Information Manual 6: Legal Risk. A guide to legal decision making in the face of climate change for coastal decision makers

Information Manual 6: Legal Risk. A guide to legal decision making in the face of climate change for coastal decision makers Authors: Justine Bell-James, Mark Baker-Jones and Emilie BartonYear: 2016 This manual helps decision-makers to identify functions and decisions that may give rise to legal risk and to provide some guidance on how to manage… Read More

Information Manual 5: Planning approaches and instruments for adaptation

Information Manual 5: Planning approaches and instruments for adaptation Authors: Barbara Norman and Nicole GurranYear: 2016 This manual provides readily accessible guidance to users on planning for the impacts of climate change including sea level rise, extreme events (storms, fire, flood,) and some of the challenges of living with a warmer coastal environment (heat, drought).… Read More

Information Manual 4: Assessing the costs and benefits of coastal climate adaptation

Information Manual 4: Assessing the costs and benefits of coastal climate adaptation Authors: Russell M. Wise and Timothy R. CaponYear: 2016 This manual provide readers with information and advice on how to navigate the difficult landscape of deciding when, why and how to assess the costs and benefits of adaptation. It complements other resources that… Read More

Information Manual 3: Data and datasets for coastal adaptation

Information Manual 3: Data and datasets for coastal adaptation Author: Jo MummeryYear: 2016 This manual provides an overview of why data are important, what data are available and how data can be used in first-pass risk screening and hazard assessments. The focus is primarily on biophysical data and information relating to coastal processes, climate and… Read More

Information Manual 2: Understanding sea-level rise and climate change, and associated impacts on the coastal zone

Information Manual 2: Understanding sea-level rise and climate change, and associated impacts on the coastal zone Author: Mark SiebentrittYear: 2016 This manual provides information that can improve the understanding of coastal planners and managers about sea-level rise and climate change and their associated impacts on the coastal zone. The primary focus is on sea-level rise,… Read More

Information Manual 1: Building the knowledge base for adaptation action

Information Manual 1: Building the knowledge base for adaptation action Author: Sarah BoulterYear: 2016 This manual is an introduction to adaptation planning and decision-making. It focuses on two key areas: the things you should understand and the resources to read if you are thinking about undertaking adaptation planning and implementation in the coastal zone. The… Read More