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Case studies

CoastAdapt provides a compendium of case studies from Australia and abroad to illustrate what coastal practitioners and decision makers are doing to adapt to a changing climate. They describe real-world adaptation planning and actions and provide insights into lessons learned, effective strategies and potential pitfalls. Case studies in CoastAdapt are organised under 13 categories to help you find something to match your interests. Search case studiesThere are brief snapshots, longer full case studies and engaging videos.

Real-life test cases of CoastAdapt performance

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Objective: To use CoastAdapt to undertake a preliminary scoping study to identify existing and potential coastal hazards and their possible impacts, with a focus on tourism

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Objective: To test the capacity of CoastAdapt to provide support to the Council in undertaking a procurement process for climate change coastal assessment services

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Objective: to increase knowledge of climate change issues and impacts, particularly in relation to coastal hazards, and support preparation of applications for QCoasts2100 Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy Phases 1 & 2

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Objective: to support the organisation to understand climate change risks to both airport assets and airport operations

Assessing value

Community engagement

Data and information provision

Extreme events

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Government action

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Identifying and testing adaptation approaches



Local council

Natural environment

Planning for adaptation

Risk assessment