Call for new case studies for CoastAdapt

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) is seeking short case studies and snapshots of coastal climate change adaptation to add to the existing collection on its online coastal information delivery and decision support framework, CoastAdapt.

If you would like to see your work in adaptation showcased in a national library that provides real-world examples to coastal managers seeking to adapt to the challenges of sea-level rise and climate change, please consider submitting your own case study or snapshot. NCCARF is awarding free registration (including travel within Australia and accommodation) to the Climate Adaptation 2018 Conference in May to the top two submissions.

Case studies and snapshots illustrate real-world actions undertaken to adapt to climate change in the coastal zone, and may illustrate lessons learned, effective strategies and/or potential pitfalls.  NCCARF is particularly seeking examples of: 

  • adaptation in smaller centres and regional coastal Australia, including Aboriginal communities/councils
  • underrepresented regions in the current library of case studies
  • sea-level rise management strategies including Avoidance, Accommodation, Protection, Retreat and Attack
  • adaptation to a range of risks including (but not limited to) sea-level rise, inundation, storm surge, flooding, heatwaves, bushfire, cyclones/windstorms and loss of biodiversity and especially combined/concurrent events
  • industries undertaking adaptation including (but not limited to) finance/business, tourism/hospitality, aquaculture, health and human services and primary industries
  • adaptation that has been completed and can demonstrate measurable outcomes – positive, negative or mixed.

You are invited to submit your original snapshot by completing the template below and emailing it to This submission should include:

  • The completed template, with all sections filled out
  • The moral rights and certification forms - must be signed
  • Completed media permission form granting permission for all media

Further information

NCCARF will evaluate all submissions and any that are determined suitable will be included on CoastAdapt. Only the top two will receive the prize. NCCARF will determine which submissions are suitable and work with successful authors to produce the final version, which will be agreed upon by both parties prior to publication. Feedback will be provided to unsuccessful applicants.

Full acknowledgement of the submitting institution/individual will be given on CoastAdapt.

NCCARF may make changes to structure, presentation and focus of a submission to ensure compatibility with CoastAdapt and enable the snapshot to illustrate key points. Any changes will be done in consultation with authors.

A snapshot is 1-3 pages in length, and a case study is 3-6 pages in length. The strongest case studies and snapshots are written in plain language, logically laid-out and relevant to a broad audience. They include all template components and several high-resolution images or videos. 

Photos, graphics, images, videos and other media are encouraged. Be aware that NCCARF will require permission to publish any graphics and images, so please select images for which permission is likely to be forthcoming.

Please contact Marilee Campbell if you have any further questions:


Submissions must be received by cob Friday 23 March 2018

NCCARF will announce the two winning snapshot/case studies on Friday 13 April 2018

All other snapshots/case studies determined suitable for CoastAdapt must be published and available on the CoastAdapt Case Study library by 22 June 2018

The two best case studies/snapshots will win a free registration to the upcoming Climate Adaptation 2018 conference, including travel and accomodation for one person.