Latest news from NCCARF - September 2017

Three new research reports have been added to CoastAdapt this month, looking at various aspects of coastal adaptation and how CoastAdapt addresses these: an analysis of CoastAdapt case studies, a study of the intersection of C-CADS and pathways approaches to adaptation planning, and a look at transport infrastructure in the coastal zone.

A draft paper has been prepared on CoastAdapt, and this has been submitted to the journal Climatic Change for review.

International news
The IPCC has approved the outlines of the three Working Group reports for the Sixth Assessment. The approved outline for Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) can be accessed here. The next step is the call for Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors, which will open on 15 September.

The IPCC has opened the expert review of the first-order draft of the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C. There is still time to register to be a reviewer – go to The review closes on 24 September.

The University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK) School of Environmental Sciences is advertising for a lecturer in Climate Science, with a focus on climate services. The post is full-time and indefinite. Closing date for applications 13 October 2017.

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

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