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Collaboration to improve scientific information for coastal planning

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As reported in R&D info: CSIRO and the Curtin University of Technology have launched an $11 million collaboration focused on ways to present and communicate scientific results to people who make complex decisions about the future of our coasts.

Researchers will use techniques such as Google Earth and custom-built animations to visualise research data and phenomena like sea-level rise. They will collaborate with a wide range of people who make decisions about the future of our coast, including scientists, local, state and federal governments, non-government organisations, indigenous leaders and the community.

The research will extend across vulnerable coastal regions from Mandurah in Western Australia to the Derwent-Huon region in Tasmania and through to south-east Queensland.

The three-year project is a collaboration between the Curtin University of Technology, the University of Adelaide, Deakin University, Flinders University, the University of the Sunshine Coast, the University of Tasmania, the University of Wollongong and CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans and Climate Adaptation Flagships.