CoastAdapt case study evaluation

CoastAdapt case study evaluation Authors: Kara Brussen, Luke Sarsons and Joan KoYear: 2017 CoastAdapt is an online resource that provides information to support coastal climate risk management and adaptation. Information available through CoastAdapt includes climate science data, tools to support adaptation planning, good practice guidance and case studies, which are the subject of this study.… Read More

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 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 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 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

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

State-of-play Report

State-of-play Report Author: NCCARFYear: 2015 The State-of-Play Report provides a detailed assessment of the existing science and jurisdictional policy and regulatory frameworks in which the Coastal Climate Change Management Tool will need to operate. It describes the current status of data, resources, practice and tools in coastal adaptation in Australia. The report provides an extensive… Read More

Why is sea level rise important?

Why is sea level rise important? Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This infographic explains why sea levels are rising (thermal expansion and melting ice), how much they have already risen and could rise in the next 100 years, and the risks associated with these changes. Sea level rise is a key consideration for future planning for our… Read More

Why should we adapt to climate change?

Why should we adapt to climate change? Author: NCCARFYear: 2016 This infographic explains the reasons why we should adapt to climate change. The first section shows the current options to tackle climate change: geo-engineering and mitigation. The second one uses a graph to demonstrate how devastating the negative effects of climate change could be if… Read More