Exploring the knowledge dynamics associated with coastal adaptation planning

O'Toole, Kevin and Coffey, Brian 2013, Exploring the knowledge dynamics associated with coastal adaptation planning, Coastal management, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 561-575.

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Title Exploring the knowledge dynamics associated with coastal adaptation planning
Author(s) O'Toole, Kevin
Coffey, Brian
Journal name Coastal management
Volume number 41
Issue number 6
Start page 561
End page 575
Total pages 15
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2013-11-07
ISSN 0892-0753
1521-0421
Keyword(s) Adaptation planning
Cliamte change
Knowledge systems
Notes Scientific projections for climate change induced sea-level-rise highlight current and potential future consequences for low lying coastal areas. In response considerable attention has been directed toward the task of coastal adaptation planning. Experience to date indicates that adaptation planning is more complex and contested than anticipated. We argue that this is partly due to the constrained way adaptation planning is conceptualized, whereby limited attention is directed toward understanding coastal adaptation planning as a site of complex and contested knowledge dynamics. Consequently, we use a knowledge systems perspective to explore coastal adaptation planning in order to highlight some of the knowledge exchange dynamics involved. In doing so we draw on views expressed in semi-structured interviews with a diverse range of stakeholders with an interest in coastal management in Victoria, Australia. While the focus is on coastal adaptation planning in Victoria, the insights generated are intended to contribute to broadening the way in which adaptation is conceptualized.
Language eng
Field of Research 160599 Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059062

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