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NCCARF has opened two calls for people and organisations to join in the first steps of producing a Coastal Climate Risk Management Tool.

1. Call for Tool Development Partners

Through this Call, NCCARF is seeking to identify between six and eight partners to work with in the development and implementation of a Coastal Climate Risk Management Tool, due for release in beta form in July 2016, and to be finalised by February 2017. Please read this document for full details.

The main points of this Call are:

  • Partners should be organizations that are likely users of the Tool in its final form. NCCARF envisages that local councils, small businesses, utility companies, NGOs, consultants and similar are likely to apply.
  • Partners should either be already taking action to adapt to climate change and sea-level rise in the coastal zone, or considering taking the first steps. Applications from organisations that are currently undertaking activities that could be supported by the Tool (please consult the Project Plan for NCCARF Phase 2 for more information about the purpose and content of the Tool) are particularly welcomed.
  • Partnership will involve:
    • testing and evaluating elements of the Tool as these become available, and providing feedback to NCCARF;
    • attending meetings with NCCARF and other partners, at start-up to understand the purpose of the partnership and provide initial input to Tool development, and then 3-monthly to discuss progress in Tool development;
    • where appropriate, raising awareness of the Tool at meetings that involve other potential users (note that this does not necessarily imply endorsement).
  • NCCARF will pay each partner $10,000 to participate. Payment will be in three tranches: 30% at commencement, 50% after 6 months against satisfactory performance, final payment following delivery and approval (by the NCCARF Director) of a short (3-4 page) final report on or about 1 September 2016.
  • NCCARF expects to get partnership arrangements in place as soon as possible, with the first meeting of partners taking place in late July or early August 2015.
  • Applications should be made by completing the attached application form and emailing it to
  • Closing date for applications is 26 June 2015. Applicants will be notified of the result no later than 17 July 2015. Applicants are asked to hold the provisional dates of 29-30 July for the first meeting of the partnership.

2. Call for Case Studies and Snapshots

NCCARF is seeking full case studies and snapshots of coastal climate change adaptation to include in its Coastal Tool, currently under preparation and due for release in beta form in August 2016. These full case studies and snapshots will be practical demonstrations of real-world actions to adapt to climate change in the coastal zone, and should illustrate lessons learned, effective strategies and potential pitfalls.

A prize will be awarded to the ‘best’ full case study and the ‘best’ snapshot. These prizes will be awarded publicly at the 2016 NCCARF/CSIRO 2016 Climate Adaptation conference.

Please visit here for further details on the type of Case Studies and Snapshots that NCCARF are looking for and to submit your case studies.


Network Convenor:

Professor Stephen Williams

Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change

James Cook University 


Network Coordinator:

Nadiah Roslan

Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change

James Cook University

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About NCCARF: The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) is an initiative of the Australian Federal Government that works to support decision makers throughout Australia as they prepare for and manage the risks of climate change and sea-level rise. NCCARF is based at Griffith University and is in its second phase of development. NCCARF has established new adaptation networks under a three year program (2014-17) to continue their national focus across Australia to build resilience to climate change in government, NGOs and the private sector.

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