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NCCARF launches final version of CoastAdapt
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The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) has recently launched its latest and final version of the CoastAdapt online tool. CoastAdapt was developed to allow councils and other organisations better understand and manage the risks that come with climate change for coastal communities.

Rising sea levels can result in increased flooding and also speed up the effects of erosion and shoreline recession. For coastal communities these factors can have a disastrous impact on infrastructure as well as the natural environment. As the video below illustrates, CoastAdapt can help councils assess the risks relevant to their area and allow them create a plan of action.

 

The Federal Government has previously committed $9 million to the NCCARF. However following the recent budget announcement it appears that the funding will be cut to $550,000 in 2017-18 and will be focussed on a new Adaptation Partnership between the NCCARF as well as the Department of Environment and Energy and the CSIRO. “The partnership will build on our existing investment in tools and guidance that support improved climate risk management, including CoastAdapt. The Partnership will make data and information on climate and adaptation accessible and useable,” says Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy.

CoastAdapt can be accessed online.

Last modified on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 15:03

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