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NARP: Marine Biodiversity video

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The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Fund NCCARF has developed an overview of research priorities to help Australia better adapt to climate change regarding the diversity and health of life in the marine environment.

Australian Marine Stakeholder Needs in a Changing Climate


In October and November 2010, the Marine Adaptation Network held a series of focused strategy (‘roundtable’) meetings with key marine stakeholders across Australia to assess the concerns and needs of industry, government, and non-government organisations (NGOs) in attempting to reduce and manage the risks associated with climate change impacts on the marine environment and various marine sectors.
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Vulnerability analysis e-book


The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has recently launced its book Vulnerability of Tropical Pacific Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change which highlights climate change impact on Pacific fisheries and sets out ways the Pacific nations can adapt to the new circumstances. Download the free e-book.

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2010 Climate Events

An interactive map which highlights significant regional climate events in 2010, in Australia and globally, that were influenced by the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

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Key scientific developments since the IPCC fourth Assessment report

June 2009
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) in 2007.  Since then, a number of new scientific results have been published that expand our understanding of climate science. Some of the key findings since the last IPCC assessment are provided in this brief.

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Second National Marine Climate Change Adaptation Network Graduate School

The Marine Adaptation Network prepared and delivered the Second National Marine Climate Change Adaptation Network Graduate School. Held from 5-6 September 2011 at the University of the Sunshine Coast, the network provided lectures and workshops in climate change adaptation of marine biodiversity and living marine resources to 24 research post-graduates and early career researchers from all around Australia. The Graduate School provided a base theoretical context to marine climate change adaptation, pragmatic examples of adaptation in action, and workshopped the importance of effective communication in engaging with marine stakeholders on climate change adaptation issues.

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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.

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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
Photos courtesy of: A/Professor Graham Edgar, Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council, Elivira Poloczanska, Dr Gretta Pecl, Dr Alistair Hobday