Climate researchers, NESP Hubs, Cooperative Research Centres, Research and Development Corporations, universities, dedicated climate research programs, government research agencies
Reliable climate data is increasingly sought in climate and Earth systems science, and in the myriad fields examining climate impacts, adaptation options and mitigation solutions.
Our science will continue to build understanding of the key climate processes in the Australian region, including the role of oceans, the interplay between climate variability and change, and the way that climate extremes are likely to change in the future. Our research will explore the risks to future carbon sources and sinks in Australia’s landscape and provide the science basis for information on coastal climates.
This enhanced knowledge will be used by the Hub to improve ACCESS, our national climate model, so that researchers have access to a more reliable and useful model system that focuses on the climate drivers of the Southern Hemisphere and Australia, in a global context. Ongoing improvement and benchmarking of ACCESS means that the researcher community can have greater confidence in the climate simulations from ACCESS.
We will use our science to deliver application-ready datasets that are expanded, more comprehensive and integrated over finer (spatial and temporal) scale that those currently available. These data and products are intended to be more useful for non-technical end users.
Through our networks and knowledge-brokering activities we also aim to identify opportunities for collaborative, multi-disciplinary research that will address some of the climate challenges facing Australia.