Latest news from NCCARF - October 2017

We have finalised arrangements for the Climate Adaptation 2018 conference, to be held in Melbourne, 8 – 10 May 2018. The call for abstracts opens on 3 October 2017 and closes 2 February 2018. For more information, see here.

We have added a new video to the CoastAdapt website. In June 2017, NCCARF travelled to beautiful Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory at the invitation of staff at the Anindilyakwa Land Council. Along with Travis Sydes from the Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils, we held an information sharing workshop to talk about climate change and sea level rise. The day saw us head to the beach and mark out sea-level rise projections in the sand. Friend of NCCARF and filmmaker, Victor Steffensen (Mulong) filmed the day and has produced a short video ‘Changing climate, changing sea: A message from Anindilyakwa’.

draft paper has been prepared on risk assessment in 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 opened on 15 September and closes on 27 October.

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

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.