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National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP)

imageThe National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Marine Biodiversity and Resources identifies research required across Australia to inform policy development to help managers of coastal ecosystems and the marine environment and associated industries and communities prepare for the consequences of climate change.  The Plan provides a framework to guide research funding decisions and key directions for Australia’s marine research community and takes a sectoral approach to the identification of stakeholders and their priority information needs. The Plan is an important tool which focuses on aquaculture, commercial and recreational fisheries, conservation and tourism.

Student Research Support Grant


image“The next generation of marine climate change adaptation researchers will be key to the effective development of innovative and effective ways to respond to and and/or anticipate the range of likely climate change trajectories, given international policy decisions and frameworks, and/or public and industry responses to future changes in carbon emissions.” - Convenor, Assoc Prof Neil Holbrook

The Marine Adaptation Network has awarded research support grants to honours and masters students studying in 2010, 2011 and 2012.  The grant scheme provides funding for honours and masters students to cover research costs of selected eligible projects focused on climate change adaptation in Marine Biodiversity and Resources. For further information contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 03 6226 2134.

View the 2010, 2011 & 2012 funded recipients.

Adaptation Research Projects

imageThe National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Marine Biodiversity and Resources identifies research priorities in five sectoral areas: marine aquaculture, commercial and recreational fishing, conservation management, tourism and recreational uses, and cross cutting issues. The NARP, developed by NCCARF, is supporting 14 adaptation research projects currently underway which are responding to these priorities.  These projects are funded through partnership between the DCCEEand the FRDC with the Network involved in the dissemination of project updates through the Marine Adaptation Bulletin, Information Sheets and Flyers.

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brief summary of the Adaptation Research Project’s progress as of June 2011.
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If you would like further information regarding the Adaptation Research Projects please contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (03) 6226 2134. 

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The Adaptation Research Network for Marine Biodiversity & Resources is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Climate Change & Energy Efficiency being conducted as part of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility www.nccarf.edu.au
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