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Picturing the future under sea level rise

RISING OCEAN: King tides will hit the coast next Thursday and Green Cross is encouraging locals to take note.
RISING OCEAN: King tides will hit the coast next Thursday and Green Cross is encouraging locals to take note.

THE localised effects of future sea level rise will be apparent on the Coffs Coast next week as king tides inundate the coastline.

Environmental group Green Cross Australia wants residents to document the effects of king tides on their stretch of beach on Thursday.

Green Cross Australia chief executive officer Mara Bun said participants could also capture images of the high tide the day before or after the king tide, as the effects were similar and would help raise awareness of sea level rise.

"Witness King Tides will help us to identify and understand the impacts of rising sea levels on our beaches, coastal areas and shoreline communities," Ms Bun said.

"This database of images will build a picture of the threat posed by sea level rise across Australia and will help track the future impact of climate change," she said.

"By sharing these images, we can picture what our coastal communities will look like in the future as sea levels rise and, importantly, we can prepare and adapt for these changes."

Project partners include CSIRO, Australian Coastal Society, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility and the Bleach Festival. The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, the Tasmanian Climate Change Office and numerous coastal and estuarine councils fund the project.

Since last year more than 4400 photos have been uploaded as part of Green Cross Australia's Witness King Tides project.

To get involved, register online 

Topics:  king tides



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