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Treading water: the vulnerability of Australiaâ¬"s tropical islands to rapid sea level rise

Grant


Scheme


  • Super Science Fellowship

Abstract


  • Our understanding, and capacity to respond to, rapid sea level rise is emerging as a major liability for Australia. While the latest international scientific consensus estimates that the global ocean will rise by a minimum of 1m by 2100, we are ill-prepared to respond to the impending challenges for coastal ecosystems, human communities and infrastructure. This project will define the challenges, vulnerabilities and solutions for part of Australiaâ¬"s coastal geography (>1,100 islands on the Great Barrier Reef and in Torres Strait.) In doing so, it will build a major program on sea level rise which will integrate Australiaâ¬"s significant expertise and recent scientific investments to answer the questions and challenges that lie ahead.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • FS100100024

Local Award Id


  • 11640

Scheme


  • Super Science Fellowship

Abstract


  • Our understanding, and capacity to respond to, rapid sea level rise is emerging as a major liability for Australia. While the latest international scientific consensus estimates that the global ocean will rise by a minimum of 1m by 2100, we are ill-prepared to respond to the impending challenges for coastal ecosystems, human communities and infrastructure. This project will define the challenges, vulnerabilities and solutions for part of Australiaâ¬"s coastal geography (>1,100 islands on the Great Barrier Reef and in Torres Strait.) In doing so, it will build a major program on sea level rise which will integrate Australiaâ¬"s significant expertise and recent scientific investments to answer the questions and challenges that lie ahead.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • FS100100024

Local Award Id


  • 11640