Focusing on the sustainable management of coastal challenges in urban areas
The Griffith Centre for Coastal Management helps communities to build coastal resilience, protect the environment and plan for the future. Our research expertise spans coastal engineering plus urban catchment, floodplain and water resource management.
Our specialists are also qualified in analysing coastal processes, as well the impacts of climate change on coastlines.
Through our wide-ranging research programs, community engagement initiatives and powerful partnerships, we put theory into practice for the greater good.
Our major projects are grouped under six strategic research programs:
- Estuarine modelling
- Coastal ocean dynamics
- Climate change impact and adaptation
- Infrastructure and technology
- Catchments and waterways.
Eighty per cent of Australians live near the coast, and if you look at our major cities they’re all on the coast, particularly here on the Gold Coast where we have ocean and inland waterways as well. The resilience of these sorts of communities is critical to their
A community and school-based coastal education program
A citizen science program that helps assess the health of local dunes
A program for community enthusiasts to help care for local coastlines
School holiday programs
Engaging coastline activities to inform and inspire
Information to complement our community engagement programs