This Centre aims to transform understanding of past and present climate extremes and revolutionise Australia’s capability to predict them into the future. Climate extremes cost Australia up to $4 billion a year and will intensify over coming decades. This Centre’s blue-sky research will discover processes that explain the behaviour of present and future climate extremes. It will use its researchers, data, modelling, collaboration, graduate programme and early career researcher mentoring to transform Australia’s capacity to predict climate extremes. This research is expected to make Australia more resilient to climate extremes and minimise risks from climate extremes to the Australian environment, society and economy.

Funding: $30.05 million over 7 years

Centre Director: Professor Andrew Pitman

Administering Organisation: The University of New South Wales

Collaborating and Partner Organisations:

  • Monash University
  • University of Tasmania
  • The University of Melbourne
  • The Australian National University
  • BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • National Computational Infrastructure
  • RISK FRONTIERS GROUP PTY LTD
  • OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE
  • Met Office, UK
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
  • LATMOS, CNRS/INSU/IPSL
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • University of Arizona, USA
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes

Please visit the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes  website for further information.