We will attend meetings of the Investors’ Group on Climate Change in Sydney and the TERN Australian Transect Network in Adelaide, to present and discuss current thinking on the NCCARF Coastal Tool. Two new reports are now available from the NCCARF website, both developed as foundation for NCCARF’s Coastal Tool. The State of Play Report describes recent literature and developments on coastal adaptation in Australia. The Research Scoping Report begins the process of identifying knowledge gaps that could be usefully filled by short research projects.
Week startingMonday, May 25, 2015
Week startingMonday, May 18, 2015
We are consulting with our advisory groups of technical experts and end users around Phase 2 activities, especially the development of the Coastal Decision Support Tool for decision-makers in the coastal zone. You can now read the report Coastal Climate Risk Management Tool: Analysis of End User Needs on the NCCARF website - this has recently been approved by the Department of the Environment. The report sets out the results of the extensive stakeholder consultation undertaken by NCCARF between November 2014 and May 2015.
Week startingMonday, May 11, 2015
Three staff members are travelling to Europe to attend the second European Climate Change Adaptation conference in Copenhagen, where they will make presentations about NCCARF's work. Anne Leitch, NCCARF's communication person, will attend a workshop in Melbourne on the Planning Institute of Australia's Resilience Education Implementation Plan.
Week startingMonday, May 4, 2015
We continue planning for the NCCARF Climate Risk Management Tool for coastal managers. We will be talking to representatives of Geoscience Australia about data on impacts of sea level rise, especially the potential for coastal inundation, and how they might be included in the Tool.
Week startingMonday, April 27, 2015
Jean Palutikof will attend the 30th Science Committee meeting of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme in Vienna.
Week startingMonday, April 20, 2015
We will hold a Stakeholder Engagement Workshop in Brisbane to gather the views of South East Queensland stakeholders on plans for the NCCARF Coastal Climate Change Risk Management Tool. We will also be meeting with colleagues from the NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub to contribute to planning around their research priorities for the next three years.
Week startingMonday, April 13, 2015
We will participate in a Forum for Eyre Peninsula Community and Industry Leaders organised by the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association and NRM Board. This Forum takes place in Port Lincoln on 15th April and is a further opportunity for NCCARF to extend its stakeholder consultation activities.
Week startingMonday, April 6, 2015
We are releasing the report for the Kick-Off Meeting for Phase 2, held in Melbourne in November 2014. This meeting brought together more than 60 participants from around Australia to discuss developments in coastal adaptation, and NCCARF’s plans for Phase 2. The report contains presentations from keynote speakers, and summaries of group discussion.
Week startingMonday, March 30, 2015
This week Jean Palutikof, the NCCARF Director, will participate in Griffith University’s IMPACT @ Griffith Sciences event at the Gold Coast campus on 1st April. This will be a panel discussion on ‘The climate is changing: are we adapting?’ If you are interested in attending, please visit the IMPACT @ Griffith Sciences website.
Week startingMonday, March 23, 2015
Dave Rissik will present at the Planning Institute of Australia Regional Symposium in Mackay. NCCARF will hold a stakeholder consultation meeting in Perth on Friday.