Latest news from NCCARF - March 2018

Call for new case studies for CoastAdapt is currently open 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!

NCCARF 2018 webinar series

The 2018 webinar series continues on 19th March at 2pm (AEST, 3pm DST) with “Coastal planning and governance under climate change and sea-level rise”. The speakers are Bruce Thom and Jo Mummery. To participate, please register

NCCARF/Engineers Australia Climate Adaptation 2018 conference

Early bird registration for the CA18 conference closes on 12th March.  

International news

Despite the much-publicised water shortages, the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference will go ahead in Cape Town in 18-21 June 2018.  For more information, go to  Early bird registration closes on 15 April.

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.