Climate change presents an unacceptable risk to the wellbeing and prosperity of Australians. Using the best science to minimize threats and maximize opportunities is a national priority of international significance. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science will resolve uncertainties in regional climate science via world-class research within a multi-University centre in partnership with outstanding international and national groups. Outcomes will be integrated into national frameworks, transforming the foundation for impacts and adaptation research. This will have direct economic, social and environmental benefit by improving advice to all levels of Government and the broader community on the scale, speed and timing of regional climate change.

Funding: $21.4 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 Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australian National Data Service
  • CAWCR-Bureau of Meteorology
  • CAWCR-CSIRO
  • Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
  • National Computational Infrastructure
  • NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
  • Hadley Centre, UK
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
  • National Centre for Atmospheric Research, USA
  • National Centre for Atmospheric Science, UK
  • University of Arizona, USA
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Please visit the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science website for further information.