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Exploring the knowledge dynamics associated with coastal adaptation planning

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posted on 2013-11-07, 00:00 authored by Joseph O'Toole, Brian Coffey
Exploring the knowledge dynamics associated with coastal adaptation planning

History

Journal

Coastal management

Volume

41

Issue

6

Pagination

561 - 575

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Location

London, England

ISSN

0892-0753

eISSN

1521-0421

Language

eng

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.

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2013, Taylor & Francis