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Vulnerabilities and adaptation of ports to climate change


Nursey-Bray, M and Blackwell, B and Brooks, B and Campbell, ML and Goldsworthy, LC and Pateman, H and Rodrigues, I and Roome, M and Wright, JT and Francis, J and Hewitt, CL, Vulnerabilities and adaptation of ports to climate change, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56, (7) pp. 1021-1045. ISSN 1360-0559 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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copyright 2012 University of Newcastle upon Tyne

DOI: doi:10.1080/09640568.2012.716363


Climate change is anticipated to have a significant impact on coastal infrastructure, including navigational aids and ports. This paper presents the results of a vulnerability assessment of ports in Australia to climate change. Results reveal variable vulnerability in ports in the short and long term in relation to their exposure to climate change. However, this is offset by inherent adaptive capacity both in current climate change initiatives driven by ports, and in the self-confidence of the industry to be able to adapt. We conclude with a reflection on the implications of these results for future ports analyses.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ports, vulnerability, climate change, adaptation, Australia
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Maritime engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
UTAS Author:Nursey-Bray, M (Ms Melissa Nursey-Bray)
UTAS Author:Blackwell, B (Dr Boyd Blackwell)
UTAS Author:Brooks, B (Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks)
UTAS Author:Campbell, ML (Associate Professor Marnie Campbell)
UTAS Author:Goldsworthy, LC (Dr Laurie Goldsworthy)
UTAS Author:Pateman, H (Dr Hilary Pateman)
UTAS Author:Rodrigues, I (Mr Ian Rodrigues)
UTAS Author:Wright, JT (Associate Professor Jeffrey Wright)
UTAS Author:Francis, J (Mr John Francis)
UTAS Author:Hewitt, CL (Professor Chad Hewitt)
ID Code:82725
Year Published:2013 (online first 2012)
Web of Science® Times Cited:27
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2013-02-15
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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