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Coastal development on soft sediments or low-lying areas near the shoreline is at risk of damage from inundation and erosion.
Estuaries are dynamic systems constantly adjusting to change. Future changes in the climate, however, have the potential to alter estuarine systems beyond their current variability.
The waves most readily observed at the coast are those generated by the wind. Wind waves observed at a particular location are either sea or swell.
National mapping and visualisation products are available that can contribute to the assessment of coastal risk under climate change. Most of these products are directly available from CoastAdapt.
Understanding the broader regional geomorphological context is useful for coastal management planning and decision-making in many places.
Australian coastal zones are likely to experience the full range of direct and indirect climate change impacts.
Oceans absorb a substantial proportion of the CO2 emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, with potential negative effects on shell-forming organisms.
Tropical cyclones and East Coast Lows are projected to become less frequent as a result of climate change but those tropical cyclones that do occur are expected to be more intense, and may track further south.
CoastAdapt provides 13 short reports that highlight potential climate change impacts on different goods, services and sectors in the coastal zone. These Impacts Sheets are intended to help coastal practitioners and decision makers understand the potential...
Identifying climate change risk at a local scale is an important step in planning for adaptation. CoastAdapt provides guidance and tools for conducting different types of risk assessment.
To support different goals, data and resource availability, CoastAdapt provides a three-level risk assessment process (of increasing depth and resource requirements) with guidelines and tools.
A good rule of thumb provides a quick method to evaluate hazards such as beach erosion but, where a risk is identified, should be followed by more rigorous methods of analysis.
CoastAdapt provides three risk assessment templates that allow users to systematically follow the guidelines for assessing climate change risks, and record relevant information gathered at each step of a risk assessment.
Models can be used to evaluate the risk of inundation and erosion along the coast, both now and in the future. However, many models are resource intensive, and external expertise may be required.
This content provides information on data and visualization sites that are available outside CoastAdapt and that can be drawn on in risk assessments.
This guide provides a quick overview to determine whether a mapping product is fit for purpose, understand the limitations of available mapping products, and determine when a more detailed assessment and mapping approach might be required.
CoastAdapt was developed by NCCARF with funding from the Australian Government through the Department of the Environment and Energy