Latest news from NCCARF

  • Week starting
    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    We’ve added 13 new case studies to CoastAdapt, bringing the total to 80. Highlights of the new additions include efforts to build resilience in little penguin colonies, and using CoastAdapt to understand climate change risks in the finance sector. The case studies page has been revamped to make it easier for you to find case studies close to you.

    International news
    The Least Developed Countries Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC) was officially launched in Kampala , Uganda on 26th June 2017. For more information, see www.icccad.net/luccc. In its first initiative, LUCCC plans to pool expertise in climate change curriculum development, see http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/07/04/universities-global-south-aim-end-reliance-western-experts/.

    The Netherlands, together with Japan and UN Environment, will lead the establishment of a Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation in The Netherlands. This initiative was announced in February 2017, and it is expected that the Centre will commence operation before the end of 2017. For more information, see http://www.ipsnews.net/2017/02/netherlands-to-host-global-centre-of-excellence-on-climate-adaptation/.

  • Week starting
    Monday, June 26, 2017

    This week in NCCARF, Rob Gell from NIWA is visiting NCCARF and will give a seminar on 'Coastal Hazards and Climate Change: Draft New Zealand Guidance'.

    Please note there has been a date change for the fifth international Adaptation Futures conference, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa. The new dates are 18-22 June 2018. This conference series began on the Gold Coast in 2010. The call for open and special session proposals opens next month on 15 July. For more information, go to http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/

  • Week starting
    Monday, June 19, 2017

    This week, NCCARF travels to Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory to hold a workshop on climate change and sea-level rise. The workshop will explore risks to the island from sea-level rise, and the use of CoastAdapt to support risk assessment and resilience building.

    Planning has started for the fifth international Adaptation Futures conference, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 11-14 June 2018. This conference series began on the Gold Coast in 2010. The call for open and special session proposals opens next month on 15 July. For more information, go to http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/

  • Week starting
    Monday, June 12, 2017

    The online training session for CoastAdapt has been rescheduled for Thursday 15 June from 12.00 to 1.15 pm AEST. Join at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/HMscRpQkK3M. For more information, please contact Marilee Campbell (marilee.campbell@griffith.edu.au).

    This week marks the start of the run-up to the Adaptation Futures 2018 conference, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 11-14 June. This is the fifth in the series which began on the Gold Coast in 2010. The call for open and special session proposals opens next month on 15 July. For more information, go to http://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/

  • Week starting
    Monday, June 5, 2017

    This week, NCCARF is running a training workshop for CoastAdapt in Adelaide on Wednesday 7th June - if you would like to attend, please contact Marilee Campbell (marilee.campbell@griffith.edu.au). On the same day, we will be attending the United Nations Association of Australia Climate Collaboration Forum in Melbourne. The 3rd European Conference on Climate Adaptation takes place in Glasgow, and we will be represented there.

  • Week starting
    Monday, May 29, 2017

    This week, NCCARF is holding two meetings in Western Australia. The first is a workshop on 'Practical Knowledge for Adaptation', on the afternoon of 31st May in Bunbury. The second is a training workshop for CoastAdapt, to be held on 1st June in Perth. For further information, or if you would like to attend either of these meetings, please contact Marilee Campbell (marilee.campbell@griffith.edu.au).

  • Week starting
    Friday, May 19, 2017

    The fourth and final webinar in the current series 'Natural Ecosystems: from land to sea' will take place on Monday 22nd May. The speakers are Prof. Steve Williams and Prof. Terry Hughes, both from James Cook University, and the webinar will come from Townsville. For more information, go to https://www.nccarf.edu.au/nccarf-adaptation-webinars

  • Week starting
    Monday, May 15, 2017

    NCCARF is proud to announce we have been awarded the 2017 Australian Coastal Award for Research for CoastAdapt: Supporting climate change adaptation on the Australian coast.

    NCCARF will be celebrating the completion of Phase 2 at an event at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 17th. But we don't complete Phase 2 activities until 30th June - watch this space for news of future events.

  • Week starting
    Monday, May 8, 2017

    This week, NCCARF is proud to announce we have been awarded the 2017 Australian Coastal Award for Research for CoastAdapt: Supporting climate change adaptation on the Australian coast.

    On Monday 15th May there will be a CoastAdapt training workshop in Hobart. For more information contact Marilee Campbell (marilee.campbell@griffith.edu.au).

  • Week starting
    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    NCCARF has launched a new version of CoastAdapt, with some significant changes and improvements. To find out what these are, please view our April newsletter.

    NCCARF holds the third in its short series of webinars on key topics in climate change, its impacts and adaptation options. On Wednesday 3rd May, the topic is "Urban adaptation: cities adapting to climate change". For more information and to join the webinar, please go to https://www.nccarf.edu.au/content/nccarf-adaptation-webinar-series.

    NCCARF is running a series of Training Workshops that explore some of the more specialised tools in CoastAdapt. The next workshop is in Sydney on 9th May. If you would like to attend, please contact Marilee Campbell (marilee.campbell@griffith.edu.au).

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