Rocky Coasts: A Framework for risk assessment in order to reduce drowning
Grant number: LP130100204 | Funding period: 2014 - 2017
Reducing drowning on the rocky coast through modelling how waves impact and where people use the shore is the aim of this project. In collaboration with Surf Life Saving Australia, the latest laser surveying and modelling techniques will be combined with perception surveys to develop an innovative and new risk framework for coastal management.
Related publications (10)
The role of seaward morphology on wave transformation onto and across a microtidal shore platform
Thomas R Savige, Hanna EL Kowalczyk, Thomas E Fellowes, David M Kennedy
Waves are a primary erosive agent on intertidal shore platforms. In microtidal environments, as waves cross a shore platform the e..
Relational Risk and Collective Management: A Pathway to Transformational Risk Management
Peter Kamstra, Brian Cook, Tim Edensor, David Kennedy, Matthew Kearnes
Risk tends to be conceptualized at the individual scale, with global risk communication and governance efforts fixated on an indiv..
Expert perceptions of the 'freak' wave myth on Australia's rocky coasts
Peter Kamstra, Brian Cook, David M Kennedy, Sarah McSweeney, Eveline Rijksen, Shane Daw
Hazardous rocky coasts are a leading site for coastal drowning deaths worldwide. Between 2004 and 2017, 149 rock fishers have drow..
A morphology-based drowning risk index for rock platform fishing: a case study from southeastern Australia
Rafael C Carvalho, David M Kennedy, Colin D Woodroffe
There has been an increase in drownings over recent decades in Australia, particularly among rock fishers swept from the edge of r..
Treating risk as relational on shore platforms and implications for public safety on microtidal rocky coasts
Peter Kamstra, Brian Cook, David M Kennedy, Barbara Brighton
Drowning on rocky coasts is a problem with global significance, but it is a particularly acute issue in Australia where rocky coas..
Wave hazards on microtidal shore platforms: testing the relationship between morphology and exposure
David M Kennedy, Daniel Ierodiaconou, Adam Weir, Barbara Brighton
Open-ocean rocky coasts are dangerous environments when there is a coincidence of recreational activities occurring in areas of hi..