Latest news from NCCARF - February 2018


**   It’s not too late to submit an abstract for Climate Adaptation 2018: the call has been extended to 9 February

**   Call for Adaptation Champions 2017-18 open until 28 February

**   Call for new case studies for CoastAdapt opens 5 February until 23 March

NCCARF is making a call for new case studies for CoastAdapt.  If your organisation has been planning for adaptation, or carrying out an adaptation project, or building community awareness, we’d like to hear from you.  If you’d like to talk to someone about a possible case study, please contact Marilee Campbell. If you’re ready to submit a case study, please go here for further information. The call closes on 23 March. There are prizes!

The call for Adaptation Champions 2017-18 is open until 28 February.  Champions will be chosen in 4 categories: Individual, Community, Business and Government. If you know someone who has advanced the cause of adaptation in Australia or the Asia-Pacific region, make sure they are recognised by making a nomination. 

The Call for Abstracts for the Climate Adaptation 2018 conference, to be held in Melbourne 8-10 May 2018, closes on 9 February 2018. Please make sure to get your abstract in on time. 

International news

Despite the much-publicised water shortages, the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference is planning to go ahead in Cape Town.  For more information, go to

News from the IPCC: Register to be a reviewer for the Government and Expert Review of the Second Order Draft of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C (SR15). The Review runs from 8 January to 25 February 2018.  Registration is open until midnight (in Geneva) on 18 February. Go to to register.

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.


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.