Planning for an Australian national coastal observatory: monitoring and forecasting coastal erosion in a changing climate

Ian L. Turner*, Ian D. Goodwin, Mark A. Davidson, Andrew D. Short, Tim R. Pritchard, Chris Lane, Daylan W. Cameron, Tim MacDonald, Jason Middleton, Kristen D. Splinter

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Abstract

A new, federally-funded research initiative has brought together an international team of researchers, state government, local government and private industry, to establish and rigorously test a practical approach to achieving baseline coastal monitoring at multiple 'coastal reference sites' around the Australian open coastline. Analogous and complementary to existing coastal water-level and ocean wave monitoring programs that already exist around the Australian continent, the purpose of this present effort is to initiate and demonstrate the practical capability and application of sustained, automated and ongoing coastline monitoring in support of coastal research, coastal engineering and coastal management. Initially, ten 'pilot' coastal reference sites in New South Wales have been established, and the immediate use of these data to underpin new developments in modelling and forecasting of seasonal to multi-decadal shoreline variability and change is underway.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoasts and Ports 2011: Diverse and Developing
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference
Place of PublicationBarton, ACT
PublisherEngineers Australia
Pages737-743
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781622764303
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011, COASTS 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011, PORTS 2011 - Perth, WA, Australia
Duration: 28 Sep 201130 Sep 2011

Other

Other20th Australasian Coastal and Ocean Engineering Conference 2011, COASTS 2011 and the 13th Australasian Port and Harbour Conference 2011, PORTS 2011
CountryAustralia
CityPerth, WA
Period28/09/1130/09/11

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