Latest news from NCCARF - November 2018

27th Annual NSW Coastal Conference

The 27th Annual NSW Coastal Conference will be held 7-9 November 2018, Merimbula, New South Wales. The conference will bring together over 250 delegates from a diverse range of fields, including: all aspects of coastal, estuarine and marine management, science and research, and education, planning, policy and law; and includes representatives from government, the private sector and community groups and the interested public. For more information or to register, visit

Launch of the Queensland Biodiversity and Ecosystem Climate Adaptation Plan

The Queensland Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science, and Minister for the Arts, the Honourable Leeanne Enoch MP, will be launching the Queensland Biodiversity and Ecosystem Climate Adaptation Plan on Friday 9th November. More information about the plan can be found here.

European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA)

The 4th ECCA conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, 28-31 May 2019. The call for abstracts has been extended and now closes on 4th November. Early-bird registration is open until 15th February 2019. For more information, please go to

National Adaptation Forum

The National Adaptation Forum will take place in Madison, WI, USA, 23-25 April 2019. For more information, please go to

New IPCC Report

The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change released the Special Report on "The Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5 °C above Pre-industrial Levels" on 8thOctober. This report can be accessed at


The School of Geography at the University of Melbourne is seeking to fill two Research Fellowships as part of an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship project, titled “Catalysing Solutions to Climate Change in Low-Lying Islands”. For more information, please go to Closing date 27th November 2018. 

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.

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 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.


Practical knowledge for adaptation

NCCARF is developing a synthesis and communication program to condense and translate technical research information developed in its first phase into digestable communication products for a diverse audience of end users.


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.