H6. Integrated models for exploring the impacts of, and adaptation to, climate change for coastal systems

There is a growing realisation that models developed and used for local- and regional-scale environmental and socioeconomic assessments must integrate key drivers, processes and responses that interact within, and have an influence on, the system that is being investigated. Often this integrative approach requires multidisciplinary and even trans-disciplinary input, which fosters collaboration that matches the system being modelled. This holistic approach is particularly relevant for climate change assessments because it reflects the challenges in disentangling the suite of climate- and non-climate-related drivers that are acting (and interacting) on the system. We encourage papers that highlight the development and use of integrated models for exploring and evaluating climate change impacts and adaptation in coastal systems.