This week in NCCARF...

This week, and for the first time, the Cape Grim monitoring station in NW Tasmania recorded atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations in excess of 400 parts per million. Cape Grim is the only monitoring station for CO2 in the southern hemisphere, and samples from some of the cleanest air on the planet. This marks yet another step on the climate change journey.

Meanwhile at NCCARF, in CoastExchange we are running another competition. We’re looking for simple adaptation options that people can implement right now. And for your ideas you can win a $50 voucher and a new book from Tim Jarvis - the Antarctic explorer who will give the closing plenary at the NCCARF CSIRO Climate Adaptation Conference in July.
(The conference program is close to finalised and the final program will be launched on Monday 23 May.)

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) works to support decision makers throughout Australia as they prepare for and manage the risks of climate change and sea-level rise.

NCCARF is currently developing a three year program (2014-17) to address the adaptation needs of decision makers and practitioners, especially in the coastal zone, as they deal with projected impacts such as more frequent and more intense heatwaves, increasing risk of flooding from rivers and the sea, and increasing coastal erosion.

Based at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, NCCARF has a national focus across Australia to build resilience to climate change in government, NGOs and the private sector. For more information on our aims and activities, please look through the Project Plan, or contact

What is Adaptation?

In a world where climate impacts are increasingly observable and adaptation actions are increasingly required, we showcase leading impacts and adaptation research and explore the contribution of adaptation science to planning and policy making.



A range of information products, including research reports, fact sheets, data, presentations and other outputs from NCCARF's research programs are now available.


Research Portfolio Factsheets

A series of factsheets featuring NCCARF's 140 research projects, organised by theme, sector, or state and territory. Each factsheet has a list of projects relevant to the theme, information on the investigators and delivery date, together with a short summary of each project.


Adaptation Networks

NCCARF’s Adaptation Research Networks, hosted by universities across Australia, are a community of researchers and practitioners working together to progress climate change adaptation knowledge.


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