NCCARF e-note April 2017
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NCCARF e-note

April 2017

CoastAdapt: final version released
CoastAdapt training workshops
Join a climate adaptation webinar
Help evaluate NCCARF

CoastAdapt: final version released

NCCARF is delighted to announce that a new version of CoastAdapt is now available at
In response to comments received during review and consultation in late 2016, NCCARF has made significant additions and improvements to the CoastAdapt website. We would like to thank all those who took the time to comment for their constructive remarks.
Changes and improvements to the website include:
Getting Started: available from the home page, the Getting Started section tries to address concerns of reviewers that the amount of information in CoastAdapt is so overwhelming that people don’t know where to begin. Suggestions are provided for a wide range of adaptation roles.  
New temperature and rainfall extremes data provided by CSIRO and accessed through Sea-Level Rise and You, together with an explanatory report: information for five different extremes, and for every coastal local council in Australia, is provided for time slices from the present day up to 2100.
New infographics: these simple and visually appealing one-page guides to key topics have proved very popular with CoastAdapt users.  We provide new ones on risk assessment, climate model use, inundation mapping and (still to come) sediment compartments.
New case studies and snapshots, bringing the total to 67. This includes a new video case study from Far North Queensland Aboriginal Shire Councils, outlining the challenges they face from sea-level rise. 
A Guide to Hazard Mapping aimed specifically at the needs of local councils.
A new template for local councils on ‘Evaluating consultants’ performance’ at the end of a contract.
The Ask an Expert questions and answers from CoastExchange are now included in an Ask an Expert section, and this will continue to be updated as new questions are asked and answered.
Research Reports from projects commissioned during the development of CoastAdapt to fill knowledge gaps.
A section It’s not just the coast provides information on climate change adaptation for the whole of Australia, not just the coast, which has been developed recently by NCCARF.
Finally, there has been general updating of CoastAdapt, with up-to-date statistics on climate change in the What is climate change section, and updated Information Manuals and jurisdictional differences information to ensure everything in CoastAdapt is absolutely current.
Please visit the site to explore this new information – we hope you find it enjoyable, useful and informative.

Best wishes


(Jean Palutikof, Director)

CoastAdapt was developed by NCCARF with funding from the Australian Government through the Department of the Environment and Energy

CoastAdapt training workshops

Through a series of training workshops, NCCARF is building a community of experienced CoastAdapt users. We invite you to our upcoming training sessions to explore in detail some of CoastAdapt’s more specialised tools.

Workshop dates:
Melbourne 28 April 9.00 am - 12.30pm
  • Brisbane 2 May 9.00 am - 12.30pm
  • Sydney 9 May 9.00 am - 12.30pm
  • Hobart 15 May 9.00 am - 12.30pm
  • Perth 1 June 1.00 pm - 4.30pm
  • Adelaide 7 June tbc
For more information contact Marilee Campbell 

Join a climate adaptation webinar

We are half way through our webinar series. Coming up next:

Urban Adaptation: cities adapting to climate change 3 May 2-3pm AEST, with panelists Prof. Barbara Norman and Assoc. Prof. Ron Cox.  

Natural Ecosystems: from land to sea 22 May 1-2pm AEST, with panelists Prof. Terry Hughes and Prof. Steven Williams.

Register to view the upcoming webinars here and catch-up on past webinars here.

Help evaluate NCCARF

An independent evaluation of NCCARF is being undertaken by Coutts J&R to determine the effectiveness of NCCARF activities and outputs. The survey covers the work of NCCARF Phase Two which has operated from November 2014 and will conclude on 30 June 2017.

To support this evaluation please complete this survey by 18 May. The survey is short and responses are anonymous. 
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Contact NCCARF

Jean Palutikof


David Rissik
Deputy Director General Manager
National Climate Change
Adaptation Research Facility
Griffith University Gold Coast Campus
Qld Australia 4222
Tel: 07 5552 9333
Fax: 07 5552 7333
The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility is supported through funding from the Australian Government.

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