Show simple item record

dc.contributor.convenorBallina Shireen_AU
dc.contributor.authorSano, Marcelloen_US
dc.contributor.authorMedina, Raulen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Timen_US
dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Rodgeren_US
dc.description.abstractHuman-induced climate change represents a global process affecting local communities. Coastal settlements, infrastructure and institutions are especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change such as sea level rise and the increased intensity and frequency of storm events such as floods. This paper outlines a research project that will assess the adaptive capacity of coastal communities to climate change (e.g. to adapt to the effects of climate change on the coast, including sea level rise, shifts in maritime climate patterns, increased coastal erosion rates and increased probability of tropical cyclones, and consequent storm surges). Using a case study approach, the methodology will be used to assess adaptive capacity at different coastal sites of Australia, integrating coastal vulnerability assessments based on the physical forcing scenarios with the identification of socio-economical, environmental and institutional issues. At the same time, the research project will be compared with the findings of current European research projects and case studies dealing with climate change adaptive capacity. A project will contribute to different initiatives are currently being developed in Australia and more specifically in Queensland (the Queensland Smart State project Future Coastlines, and the SEQ Adaptation / CSIRO Cluster involving both Griffith University and the University of the Sunshine Coast).en_US
dc.publisher18th New South Wales Coastal Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename18th New South Wales Coastal Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle18th New South Wales Coastal Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationBallina, NSWen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Changeen_US
dc.titleTowards a methodological framework to assess coastal climate change adaptive capacity in Australia and Europeen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE2 - Conference Publications (Non HERDC Eligible)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

  • Conference outputs
    Contains papers delivered by Griffith authors at national and international conferences.

Show simple item record