Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate: research synthesis and implications for policy and practice

Media type: 
Reports
Author/s: 
Darryn McEvoy
Jane Mullett
Institution/s: 
RMIT University
State: 
Victoria
Year: 
2013

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.
Research synthesis and implications for policy and practice

This report synthesises the research findings from the Climate Resilient Seaports project funded by NCCARF and conducted between 2011 and 2012. The intention of the project was to contribute to an emerging knowledge base relating to climate change and seaports, to test and refine assessment methodologies, and to develop tools to assist decision-making by port personnel. The content of this report draws directly from the research carried out for the three work packages. These include: 1) understanding future risks, 2) functional resilience of the port environs, and 3) structural resilience of core port infrastructure. The report also reflects on the key challenges and opportunities facing researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in making Australia’s seaports more resilient to future climate risks.

Please cite as: 
McEvoy, D & Mullett, J 2013, Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate: Research synthesis and implications for policy and practice. Work Package 4 of Enhancing the resilience of seaports to a changing climate report series, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 49 pp.

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