Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150101936 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

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Researchers Prof Colin Woodroffe; Prof Colin Murray-Wallace; Dr David Kennedy; Dr Toru Tamura; Dr Scott Nichol; Dr Randolph McBride

Brief description This project aims to reconstruct sedimentary processes and evolution of key coastal plains in southern Australia. These low-lying coasts, and the settlements and infrastructure on them, are vulnerable to inundation and shoreline erosion. Combining innovative geospatial techniques to map morphology and past changes, geophysical imaging of stratigraphy, and geochronology (OSL, C14, AAR dating), past behaviour of different types of coasts will be determined. The outcome will be models that explain responses to sediment availability, past storm history, and sea-level changes. This will benefit sustainable coastal planning and management, providing geomorphological evidence to support erosion hazard assessments of these and adjacent coasts.

Funding Amount 384700

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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