Assessment of Coastal Hazards - CoastSAFE Alive Australia

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Title Assessment of Coastal Hazards - CoastSAFE Alive Australia
Author Strauss, Darrell; Tomlinson, Rodger Benson; Lane, Chris; Blumenstein, Michael Myer
Publication Title Proceedings of the Queensland Coastal Conference 2009
Editor Sean Galvin and Toni Edmondson
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher SEQ Catchments Ltd
Abstract Reducing risks to life and property in the coastal environment requires monitoring of conditions to enhance our understanding of hazardous coastal processes. The CoastSAFE Alive project aims to develop real time assessment tools that provide safety indices and risk profiles for Australian beaches. This will build on previous assessments of Australian beaches by incorporating shortterm changes to hazard ratings based on prevailing and forecast environmental conditions. Longterm monitoring of physical coastal processes provides the basis for the development of predictive models of our coastal environment. With a continuous data collection program in place, there is also the opportunity to provide real-time information to authorities charged with the duty of care of coastal users and management of coastal infrastructure. CoastalCOMS, Coastalwatch, Surf Lifesaving Australia, Surf Lifesaving Queensland and Griffith University are working on the development of assessment tools which integrate data collection and numerical methods to enable short-term forecasting of coastal processes which impact upon coastal users. Techniques being integrated range from video camera installations to complex artificial neural networks and shape detection algorithms.
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the authors.
ISBN 978-0-9806511-0-2
Conference name Queensland Coastal Conference 2009
Location Gold Coast, Queensland
Date From 2009-05-13
Date To 2009-05-15
Date Accessioned 2010-03-08
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Centre for Coastal Management; Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Environmental Engineering
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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