Coastal and marine research
Approximately 81% of the Australian population lives within 50 km of the coast and approximately 44% of the global population lives within 150 km of the sea. This poses increasing pressures marine and coastal resources. Climate change, and associated sea-level rise, and altered wind and wave climates will exacerbate pressures on our coastal and marine landscapes. GeoQuEST members research the evolution of our coastal and marine landscapes, impacts associated with urbanisation, and the vulnerability of coastal and marine environments to climate change. Particular emphasis is directed towards understanding sedimentary and landform dynamics over a multiple scales in space and time, and a range of techniques are applied including remote sensing, sedimentary analysis, geochronology, stable isotope analysis and field based analyses.