Brochures and fact sheets
- Meeting Australia’s climate challenges – highlights from the first half of the Hub’s research program
- Australia’s changing climate (Australian Climate Change Science Programme) – a useful starting point for anyone wanting to better understand how Australia’s climate has already changed, and how it will change into the future.
- Our changing climate: using climate change information to 2030 – explains climate change and climate variability and how to take both into account for short-term (10-20 year time horizon) decision-making.
- Our changing climate: How will rainfall change in Northern Australia over this century? – explains observations and projections for rainfall and other climate variables in the north.
- Our changing climate: Southern Australia rainfall – long-term trends and future projections – explains long term trends and projections of rainfall, including extreme rainfall, in southern Australia.
- Towards the next generation of climate change projections for Australia – summary of a proposed approach and timeline for a new future suite of climate change projections.
- Understanding coastal erosion on beaches: A guide for managers, policy makers and citizen scientists – Hub researchers, through the National Centre for Coasts and Climate, have developed an introductory guide to the dynamics of beach erosion and the impacts of beach movement on human infrastructure.
- Tropical cyclones and climate change in Australia – synthesises the latest knowledge and ESCC Hub research on tropical cyclones in Australia, including how they have changed to date and how they may change in the future under a changing climate.
- East coast lows and climate change in Australia – synthesises the latest knowledge and ESCC Hub research on east coast lows in Australia, including how they have changed to date and how they may change in the future under a changing climate.
- Bushfires and climate change in Australia – synthesises the latest knowledge and ESCC Hub research on bushfires in Australia, including how they have changed to date and how they may change in the future under a changing climate.
- Thunderstorms and climate change in Australia – synthesises the latest knowledge and ESCC Hub research on thunderstorms in Australia, including how they have changed to date and how they may change in the future under a changing climate.
- Eco-engineering and restoration of coastal habitats in Australia – synthesises the latest understanding of nature-based coastal defence, including how nature-based solutions can deliver more sustainable and adaptive methods to protect the coast.
- Coastal erosion under a changing climate – ESCC Hub and NCCC researchers are improving the understanding of the underlying drivers of coastal erosion which will lead to improved predictions of future erosion.
- Climate change and blue carbon in Australia – ESCC Hub and NCCC researchers have developed methods to reduce uncertainty in determining blue carbon accumulation rates, which will support the inclusion of blue carbon ecosystems in emission trading schemes.
Science impact stories
- Sea-level rise information for councils – our researchers have prepared comprehensive sea-level projections for all coastal councils in Australia, making it easier for council planners and managers to know how sea-level rise will affect their council.
- Characterising extreme fire conditions – our researchers have produced a dataset of weather conditions influencing fire activity extending back to the 1950s, providing the big picture with regards to fire weather in our changing climate.
- Making coastal hazards information accessible – the Hub has re-developed a much used but old sea-level research website into a new portal that brings together information on an expanded range of coastal hazards including sea-level change, waves, coastal extremes and ocean energy.
- Connecting young scientists and data users – the Hub has established a Young Professionals Network to support both early career climate science researchers and sector-based young professionals to develop technical capacity to deliver and apply climate change science.
- Understanding marine heatwaves – provides a science update on current global and Australian trends in marine heatwaves, future trends and the role of climate change.
- What role does climate change play in extreme events? – provides a science update on the causes and drivers of extreme events, how researchers attribute the role of climate change to events, and examples of recent extreme events in Australia.
Research facilitation outcomes
- Climate change information for local government – the Hub carried out a small case study to guide the development and delivery of climate change information for councils.
- Understanding climate change impacts on water resource management in Western Australia – the Hub continues to engage with the WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation to determine their climate change science needs.
- Improving coastal inundation models for adaptation planning – the Hub worked with the City of Greater Geelong and Data61 to determine how our work on coastal extremes could feed into a coastal adaptation planning tool.
- Understanding the climate change information needs of the financial services sector – provides a summary of the findings from engagement with the financial services sector to identify the science-based climate change data and information needs of the sector.
- Co-design, cross-cultural communication and climate change: considerations for engaging with First Nations peoples – provides a summary of important considerations for co-designing climate change-related research projects with First Nations peoples.
- What are climate change science and services worth? – provides a summary of a Hub developed conceptual cost-benefit framework to measure the economic value of the Hub’s research outputs to the Australian economy and society more generally.
- Understanding climate change impacts on cloud forests in the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia – a case study factsheet about how the ESCC Hub worked with property managers to develop and analyse information about changes to the cloud base for the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area to inform climate change adaptation planning for the area.
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