[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140101302]
Researchers Prof Thomas Baldock; Dr Dave Callaghan; A/Prof Peter Nielsen; Dr Chris Blenkinsopp; A/Prof Ian Turner; Dr Roshanka Ranasinghe;
Brief description Accurate forecasting of coastal recession due to sea level rise is required for planning and the design of coastal defences, but the existing method is widely disputed. With collaboration with world leading research partners, this study will perform unique laboratory experiments to determine the vulnerability of Australian beaches to sea level rise and to test environmentally sustainable measures to increase their resilience. The research will address longstanding uncertainties and significantly enhance the ability of communities to plan for a changing climate. The project will deliver new data and models of immediate benefit to professional engineers to enable robust engineering decisions which enhance the safety of coastal communities.
Funding Amount 465000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects