Climate science to inform adaptation responses

The Climate Systems Hub undertakes research to advance the understanding of Australia’s climate and its extremes to support Australian decisions, policies and climate adaptation responses.

The Climate Systems Hub’s research portfolio includes a range of climate and Earth systems projects integrated across land, ocean and atmospheric research.

Our projects apply climate models, projections, process studies and observations analysis to enhance understanding of Australia’s current and likely future climate. This knowledge will be used alongside Traditional Knowledge and adaptation research to inform decision-making and improve Australia’s climate resilience.

In 2021–22, the Climate Systems Hub is undertaking 8 research projects. These projects have been scoped, planned and developed in collaboration with stakeholders. This co-design process will drive the Hub’s research directions, ensuring our research remains accessible, useable and relevant for Australian decision-makers and national and international researchers.

Research Plan 2021

  • Australia’s land and ocean carbon and acidification
    Tracking and quantifying carbon sources and sinks to inform mitigation and adaptation strategies. Learn More
  • Indigenous-led knowledge and response to climate change
    Working with Traditional Owners to supplement traditional knowledge and help communities to continue to care for Country. Learn More
  • Adapting to tomorrow’s climate
    Supporting decision-making and climate adaptation in response to climate change. Learn More
  • Preparing for emerging climate extremes
    Delivering improved information to better understand current and future climate extremes in Australia. Learn More
  • Modelling the future
    Enhancing capability to understand the past and future climate system. Learn More
  • The changing ocean’s coastal and climate impacts
    Understanding and predicting ocean and coastal change for better coastal management. Learn More
  • Understanding climate variability
    Improving knowledge, attribution and projections of extreme events and climate variability. Learn More
  • Regional knowledge for local action
    Providing regional information relevant to local decision makers. Learn More