Understanding trends and changes in erosion rates for coastal locations is important for informing coastal management and planning activities. The Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub is investigating shoreline change in Victoria through the National Centre for Coasts and Climate. Historic shoreline change for nine coastal areas in Victoria was investigated, with results summarised in a series of location-based fact sheets.
We’ve established the National Centre for Coasts and Climate to work with stakeholders to identify the best ways of addressing climate change impacts in Australian coastal ecosystems. We have investigated how coastal vegetated habitats store carbon, how coastal erosion is changing, and have trialled ecological engineering solutions to enhance coastal protection.