CASE STUDY 6.8: Towards a national climate service capability: a report to the National Climate Science Advisory Committee
The National Climate Science Advisory Committee (NCSAC) provided strategic direction to the Australian Government on Australian climate science research to address national business and policy development needs.
At the request of NSCAC, we’ve prepared a report on a proposed development and implementation approach for a national climate service capability for Australia. This capability would provide end-users with science-based data and information tailored to the needs of their respective organisations and sectors for purposes of assessing physical climate risk and informing policy development, management planning, investment and associated decision-making. This capability will strategically align with the key components of the World Meteorological Organization’s Global Framework for Climate Services, with an emphasis on climate services relevant over climate change timescales.
The report incorporates input from key partners in the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and the university sector, with emphasis in the proposed approach on their critical role in provision of comprehensive knowledge brokering and climate services needed by industry, government and the community to manage the physical and financial risks and opportunities of a variable and changing climate, both now and into the future.
Completed: April 2021
More information: Geoff Gooley, case study lead
Publications and products
- Final report to the NCSAC: Informing strategic development of a national climate services capability for Australia
- Platform-based science and services supporting climate action. An EU-Australia bilateral knowledge exchange workshop on developing and using web-based resources to enhance climate intelligence and support climate action. Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub Report No. 17 [PDF]
- Mapping Climate Services Capability in Australia. A report prepared by researchers from the University of Technology Sydney in partnership with the ESCC Hub and the CSIRO Navigating Climate Change Mission.