The Earth Systems and Climate Change (ESCC) Hub, established in 2015, is a partnership of Australia’s leading Earth systems and climate change research institutions:
- Bureau of Meteorology
- University of New South Wales
- Australian National University
- Monash University
- University of Melbourne
- University of Tasmania.
The ESCC Hub is hosted by CSIRO and is one of six hubs supported by funding through the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Programme.
The role of the ESCC Hub is to ensure that Australia’s policies and management decisions are effectively informed by Earth systems and climate change science, now and into the future.
We will achieve this by building a national partnership, with world-leading capability in multi-disciplinary Earth system science and modelling that provides Earth system and climate information in support of a productive and resilient Australia.
Our research priorities are:
- Improving our understanding of past and current climate
- Improving our understanding of how the climate may change in the future
- Building the utility of climate change information.
Delivering our science
Our work will provide the best available Earth systems and climate science through a climate knowledge ‘value chain’ that involves many stakeholders, from scientists through to next and end users.
While some of the Hub’s science output will be directed to a range of end users from the outset, much will be used by Australian and international research communities, within and beyond the Hub. This research will be used to generate data, information, products, tools and services for a range of end users, including government, the private sector, non-government organisations, and Australian communities of interest (including Indigenous communities).