Hazard Coastal Erosion
Geoscience Australia’s Community Safety team supports Australia’s ability to manage the impact of coastal erosion and helps inform decisions about risk.
We contribute to each stage of the emergency management cycle to help improve preparedness, response and recovery with our focus on contributing towards community safety.
We also provide around the clock about people, property and infrastructure potentially exposed. Our information aids in providing an understanding of the situation to targeted preparedness, response and recovery efforts.
We engage with different sectors to provide assessments and address new challenges as they emerge.
Our Researchers are committed to growing our knowledge base to prepare for challenges of the future.
We have a strong attendance at conferences and events to maintain awareness of challenges resulting from costal erosion and keep up to date with latest science.
Our open-source data is accessed by developers interested in solving operational challenges of reducing vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.
Case study Storm cluster impact on coastal erosion
Developing a national method to support better coastal erosion decision making across Australia.
We are using this research to refine our annual beach replenishment program and maintain adequate storm buffers to protect infrastructure along the Adelaide coast. (2017)
former Team Leader Coastal Programs – South Australian Department for Environment and Water