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guidelines for responding to the effects of climate change in coastal and ocean engineering 

These guidelines have been prepared by the National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering (NCCOE) of Engineers Australia (EA) and represent an update and extension of previous editions, based on a methodology first developed in 1991. Read more »


NCCARF is currently in the process of designing and building CoastAdapt, a Coastal Climate Risk Management Tool, which will provide practical guidance on how to manage the risks from climate change and sea-level rise, together with the associated physical, social and economic risks. It will make use of national data sets and research outputs developed over the past 5 years by Australian scientific organisations and will include clear guidance on good practice and links to case studies. Read more »

The compendium of coastal hazard adaptation options

The Compendium of Coastal Hazard Adaptation Options is one of the outputs of the Townsville Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy. This document provides technical description of each adaptation option and further details on how best to adapt to current and future coastal hazards. A multi-criteria analysis overview is also provided to assess each option against climate uncertainty, social, environmental, political and economic components. Read more »


The LGAQ commissioned a desktop study to identify and collate existing storm tide information that is available for selected coastal communities in Queensland i.e. Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council, Cook Shire Council, Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council, Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council and Isaac Regional Council. Read more »

Helping coastal managers plan better for future storms

Researchers from Geoscience Australia have developed a new tool-kit that is helping coastal managers to better understand how beaches are impacted by storm events. Read more »