What is CoastAdapt?

CoastAdapt is an online coastal climate risk management framework developed by NCCARF to support adaptation to coastal climate change and sea-level rise. It has been released as a beta trial version so that potential users may provide feedback on its usefulness.

CoastAdapt includes tools and information on the science of climate change, risks, effective response options, and likely costs of action. It makes use of national data sets and research outputs developed over the past 5 years by Australian scientific organisations and includes clear guidance on good practice and links to case studies.

Please explore the CoastAdapt website. You can leave comments on individual webpages using the feedback button visible on the right-hand margin.


Features of CoastAdapt


Comprehensive information for coastal management under climate change including nationally consistent datasets as well as tools and advice.

The following resources are also available within CoastAdapt:


Getting started

Information is provided at multiple levels of complexity to cater for the varying needs of different users. CoastAdapt has getting started pages to help visitors find the resources that they require based on their different roles.


Discussion forum

An online forum called CoastExchange sits alongside CoastAdapt for the community of adaptors to discuss coastal climate risk management.


On CoastExchange you can:

  • Keep up to date with the latest adaptation news and tips
  • Ask the experts a question
  • Provide feedback on CoastAdapt's features and tools
  • Take part in discussions with the adaptation community
  • Enter competitions and quizzes
  • Share information

Adaptation decision support

C-CADS decision support helps users to determine appropriate responses, costs, timing and how to monitor and evaluate the results.