New coastal research body to turn science into action

The Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.  The new research cluster will communicate scientific results to inform complex decisions about the future of our coasts.
Photo by Juho Tastula.

The Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The new research cluster will communicate scientific results to inform complex decisions about the future of our coasts.
Photo by Juho Tastula.

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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

The University of Adelaide is playing a key role in an $11 million collaboration aimed at helping Australia translate science into practical applications for adapting to climate change, population growth and other coastal pressures.

The new CSIRO Flagship Coastal Collaboration Cluster, led by Curtin University of Technology, will tackle the challenge of how to present and communicate scientific results in ways that are both understandable and useful to people who make complex decisions about the future of our coasts.

The partners will use techniques such as Google Earth and custom-built animations to visualise research data and phenomena like sea-level rise.

The three-year project is a collaboration between Curtin, 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.

Professor Nick Harvey, Executive Dean of the University of Adelaide's Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, is the leader of the Cluster's Adelaide/Flinders research node.

For a copy of the full media release on the CSIRO website, click here.

 

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