Right from the start, when the organisation was first established as the National Sea Change Taskforce, it recognised the need for credible research into the issues confronting coastal communities.
Over the years it has commissioned a number of research projects through leading universities into the priority issues facing coastal councils and their communities. These issues include:
The research reports commissioned by the organisation have been widely used in the development of planning strategies by coastal councils and have also influenced the development of coastal policy at State and Federal Government level.
The final reports of the major research projects commissioned by the organization are listed below.