PROJECT 2.12: Sea-level projections for NCCARF
The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) developed CoastAdapt, a coastal climate risk management tool, which provides practical guidance on how to manage the risks from climate change and sea-level rise, together with the associated physical, social and economic risks.
In a project jointly funded by NCCARF, we provided the latest projections of sea-level rise for CoastAdapt. Prior to this project, sea-level rise information was only available for 24 locations around Australia. There are now projections for each of the 255 coastal local government areas in Australia, including all mainland and Tasmanian councils and the Torres Strait Islands.
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.
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.
CoastAdapt is available at coastadapt.com.au.
Download the factsheet: Sea-level rise information for councils (PDF)
For more information
Dr Kathleen McInnes, CSIRO
This project contributed to meeting the following climate challenge:
The projections developed in this project, and delivered through CoastAdapt, 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.