PROJECT 2.12 – COMPLETED
Sea-level projections for NCCARF
In a project jointly funded by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), we provided the latest projections of sea-level rise for CoastAdapt, a coastal climate risk management tool that provides practical guidance on how to manage the risks from climate change and sea-level rise.
We also developed information for guidance material and stakeholder workshops to ensure that coastal planners and managers can use the sea-level rise projections to aid in decision-making and planning for future coastal change.
Prior to this project, sea-level rise information was only available for 24 locations around Australia. CoastAdapt contains projections for all 255 coastal local government areas in Australia, including all mainland and Tasmanian councils and the Torres Strait Islands.
Coastal councils can now easily access sea-level projections that are specific to their council area, to feed into awareness-raising, risk assessment, planning and policy-making.
For more information
Dr Kathleen McInnes, CSIRO
This project is contributing to meeting the following climate challenge:
The projections developed in this project, and delivered through CoastAdapt, will allow for better coastal planning and management decisions.
Publications and papers
- Church JA, McInnes KL, Monselesan D, O’Grady J. 2016. Sea-Level Rise and Allowances for Coastal Councils around Australia – Guidance Material. CSIRO Report, 64 pp.