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dc.contributor.authorPower, Hannah E
dc.contributor.authorPomeroy, Andrew WM
dc.contributor.authorKinsela, Michael A
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Thomas P
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-06T11:13:30Z
dc.date.available2021-07-06T11:13:30Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2296-7745en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fmars.2021.645797en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/405719
dc.description.abstractWe present the result of a collaborative priority setting exercise to identify emerging issues and priorities in coastal geoscience and engineering (CGE). We use a ranking process to quantify the criticality of each priority from the perspective of Australian CGE researchers and practitioners. 74 activities were identified across seven categories: Data Collection and Collation, Coastal Dynamics and Processes, Modelling, Engineering Solutions, Coastal Hazards and Climate Change, Communication and Collaboration, and Infrastructure, Innovation, and Funding. We found consistent and unanimous support for the vast majority of priorities identified by the CGE community, with 91% of priorities being allocated a score of ≥ 3 out of 5 (i.e., above average levels of support) by ≥ 75% of respondents. Data Collection and Collation priorities received the highest average score, significantly higher than four of the other six categories, with Coastal Hazards and Climate Change the second ranked category and Engineering Solutions the lowest scoring category. Of the 74 priorities identified, 11 received unified and strong support across the CGE community and indicate a critical need for: additional coastal data collection including topographic and bathymetric, hydrodynamic, oceanographic, and remotely sensed data; improved data compilation and access; improved understanding of extreme events and the quantification of future impacts of climate change on nearshore dynamics and coastal development; enhanced quantification of shoreline change and coastal inundation processes; and, additional funding to support CGE research and applications to mitigate and manage coastal hazards. The outcomes of this priority setting exercise can be applied to guide policy development and decision-making in Australia and jurisdictions elsewhere. Further, the research and application needs identified here will contribute to addressing key practical challenges identified at a national level. CGE research plays a critical role in identifying and enabling social, environmental, and economic benefits through the proactive management of coastal hazard impacts and informed planning to mitigate the potential impacts of growing coastal risk, particularly in a changing climate. The prevalence and commonalities of the challenges faced by coastal communities globally due to increasing pressures from coastal hazards in a changing climate suggest that our findings will be applicable to other settings.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherFrontiers Media SAen_US
dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom645797en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalFrontiers in Marine Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Geography and Environmental Geoscienceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOceanographyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0406en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0405en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0602en_US
dc.titleResearch Priorities for Coastal Geoscience and Engineering: A Collaborative Exercise in Priority Setting From Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationPower, HE; Pomeroy, AWM; Kinsela, MA; Murray, TP, Research Priorities for Coastal Geoscience and Engineering: A Collaborative Exercise in Priority Setting From Australia, Frontiers in Marine Science, 2021, 8, pp. 645797en_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2021-07-06T01:55:39Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2021 Power, Pomeroy, Kinsela and Murray. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.en_US
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