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dc.contributor.authorGooch, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.authorVella, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoon, Katieen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Nadineen_US
dc.contributor.authorTobin, Renaeen_US
dc.contributor.authorPears, Rachelen_US
dc.contributor.authorShauble, Chloeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T13:30:53Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T13:30:53Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2014-05-26T00:57:02Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/46444
dc.description.abstractIn coastal areas extreme weather events such as floods and cyclones can have debilitating effects on the social and economic viability of reef-based industries. In March 2011, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority implemented an Extreme Weather Response Program (EWRP) following a period of intense flooding and cyclonic activity between December 2010 and February 2011. In this presentation we discuss the results of one project within the EWRP which aimed to: 1) assess the impacts of extreme weather events on regional tourism and commercial fishing industries; and 2) develop and road test an impact assessment matrix to improve government and industry responses to extreme weather events. Results revealed that extreme weather events both directly and indirectly affected all five of the measured dimensions, i.e. ecological, personal, social, built and economic. The severity of these impacts, combined with their location and the nature of their business, influenced how tourism operators and fishers assessed the events (low, medium, high or extreme). The impact assessment tool was revised following feedback obtained during the workshops, and will prove useful in predicting the potential direct and indirect impacts of future extreme weather events.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.publisher.urihttp://www.qldcoastal2011.com.au/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameQueensland Coastal Conference 2011 - Ancient Knowledge Contemporary Innovationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleQueensland Coastal Conference 2011en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2011-10-19en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2011-10-21en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationCairnsen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchRegional Analysis and Developmenten_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120505en_US
dc.titleEffects of Natural Disasters on Social-Economic Dimensions of Reef-Based Industriesen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE2 - Conference Publications (Non HERDC Eligible)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2011. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the authors.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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