CoastAdapt website

CoastAdapt is an online coastal climate risk management framework developed by NCCARF to support adaptation to coastal climate change and sea-level rise. CoastAdapt includes tools and information on the science of climate change, risks, effective response options, and likely costs of action. It makes use of national data sets and research outputs developed over the… Read More

Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels. Supporting document 1: Literature review

Adapting to climate change: A risk assessment and decision making framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels. Supporting document 1: Literature review Authors: Gaia Nugent, Jane Chambers and Peter SpeldewindeYear: 2013 This literature review provides the basis to develop and test a risk assessment and decision-making tool for managing groundwater dependent wetlands… Read More

Exploring the adaptive capacity of emergency management using agent based modelling

Exploring the adaptive capacity of emergency management using agent based modelling Authors: Lin Padgham, Shae Hunter and Dhirendra SinghYear: 2013 Using Agent Based Modelling and Simulation (ABSM) proved useful in assessing and developing the capacity of the emergency response sector, as it adapts to climate change. A specific simulation tool was developed to explore response… Read More

Climate adaptation decision support tool for local governments: CATLoG. Developing an Excel spreadsheet tool for local governments to compare and prioritise investment in climate change adaptation

Climate adaptation decision support tool for local governments: CATLoG. Developing an Excel spreadsheet tool for local governments to compare and prioritise investment in climate change adaptation Authors: Stefan Trück, Supriya Mathew, Ann Henderson-Sellers, Ros Taplin, Tim Keighley and WoonChoo ChinYear: 2013 This report describes the development of an Excel-spreadsheet based tool for local governments to… Read More

Handbook CATLoG: Climate adaptation decision support tool for local governments. Prioritising climate change adaptation investments for local governments with particular focus on extreme events

Handbook CATLoG: Climate adaptation decision support tool for local governments. Prioritising climate change adaptation investments for local governments with particular focus on extreme events Authors: Stefan Trück, Supriya Mathew, Ann Henderson-Sellers, Ros Taplin, Tim Keighley and WoonChoo ChinYear: 2013 This handbook was developed to assist users of an Excel-spreadsheet based tool (CATLoG) developed for local… Read More

Climate-ready conservation objectives: A scoping study

Climate-ready conservation objectives: A scoping study Authors: Michael Dunlop, Hannah Parris, Paul Ryan and Frederieke KroonYear: 2013 Under significant levels of climate change many of the current approaches to conservation (such as maintaining community types in their current locations) will become increasingly difficult and ineffective. This project developed three adaptation propositions about managing biodiversity that… Read More

Prioritising naturalised plant species for threat assessment: Developing a decision tool for managers

Prioritising naturalised plant species for threat assessment: Developing a decision tool for managers Authors: Lesley Hughes, Paul Downey, Daisy Englert Duursma, Rachael Gallagher, Stephen Johnson, Michelle Leishman, Erin Roger, Peter Smith and Jackie SteelYear: 2013 This research project has produced a web-based decision-support tool (www.weedfutures.net) that provides end-users with the ability to interrogate individual profiles… Read More

Valuing adaptation under rapid change

Valuing adaptation under rapid change Authors: Roger Jones, Celeste Young, John Handmer, Adriana Keating, Gayathri Mekala and Peter SheehanYear: 2013 Orthodox economics is not well suited to the deep uncertainty faced under climate change as the models tend make the world (and outcomes) simpler than it is by smoothing over variations. In need of a… Read More

Structural resilience of core port infrastructure in a changing climate. Work Package 3 of Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series

Structural resilience of core port infrastructure in a changing climate. Work Package 3 of Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series Authors: Daniel Kong, Sujeeva Setunge, Tom Molyneaux, Guomin Zhang and David LawYear: 2013 An analysis of simulated deterioration of port infrastructure under 6 different climate change scenarios suggest that while… Read More

A spatial vulnerability analysis of urban populations during extreme heat events in Australian capital cities

A spatial vulnerability analysis of urban populations during extreme heat events in Australian capital cities Authors: Margaret Loughnan, Nigel Tapper, Thu Phan, Kellie Lynch and Judith McInnesYear: 2013 Heatwaves in Australia have a greater negative impact on population health than any other natural hazard. A mapping ‘tool’ for population vulnerability to extreme heat events was… Read More