Sea-level rise and everyday lives in small island states (ARC Discovery Project administered by the University of Melbourne) (2019–2021)

Abstract:
This project aims to advance understanding of the impacts of sea-level rise and associated policy responses on the everyday lives of island communities. It focuses on village relocation in Fiji and fortification and land reclamation in the Maldives. It will use innovative qualitative and visual methods to analyse people's changing everyday experiences and practices. It seeks to enable international and interdisciplinary collaborations, and to produce new knowledge on the opportunities and challenges of diverse policy responses to sea-level rise. The project aims to produce findings of significance for countries facing the threat of sea-level rise, and national governments and international agencies that support and fund climate adaptation.
Grant type:
University of Melbourne
Researchers:
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
University of Melbourne