Understanding future risks to ports in Australia, Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate
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.
- Research synthesis: provides a synthesis of the entire research project, including policy and related recommendations for adaptation;
- Adaptation guidelines: identifies priorities for operational decision-making about climate change adaptation for seaports;
- Understanding future risks: provides a technical analysis about future climate and non-climate risks likely to affect port operations;
- Functional resilience: provides a technical analysis about logistic and related factors that may affect the resilience of seaports in a changing climate, and
- Structural resilience: provides a technical analysis about structural factors that may affect the resilience of seaports in 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.
Please cite this report as:
McEvoy, D, Mullett, J, Millin, S, Scott, H & Trundle, A 2013, Understanding future risks to ports in Australia. Work Package 1 of Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 77 pp.