Understanding future risks to ports in Australia. Work Package 1 of Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series
|Title||Understanding future risks to ports in Australia. Work Package 1 of Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||McEvoy, D, Mullett, J, Millin, S, Scott, H, Trundle, A|
|Institution||National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility|
|Keywords||case study, logistics, materials, modelling, New South Wales, NSW, ports, Qld, Queensland, S&I, sea level rise, Settlements and Infrastructure, transport, Vic, Victoria, workshop|
The project 'Climate resilient seaports' produced five reports that collectively generate technical, policy and operational recommendations for enhancing the resilience of Australian seaports to a changing climate.
Understanding future risks to ports in Australia
This document reports on research carried out to better understand the complexity (and uncertainty) of the future climate and non-climate risks that are likely to affect future port operations in Australia. The activity involved close liaison with both information providers and the case study ports, with the collation of quantitative and qualitative data to inform the assessments of functional and infrastructural resilience (project work packages 2 and 3). The report highlights some of the many challenges involved when assessing the risks that Australian ports need to contend with; not only contributing to the knowledge-base but also providing detail of an integrated assessment methodology that can be replicated for other cases.