Our climate is central to the state and regulation of our ecosystems, food, water, health and infrastructure security. Understanding and observations of our current climate system allows us to predict how our future energy and societal choices will impact future climate. Understanding climate change risks to our natural and human environments allows us to identify key societal, economic and policy actions.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes
The world's first fully integrated centre focussed explicitly on the understanding and prediction of climate extremes. We seek to discover the process-level understanding that explains the behaviour of climate extremes that directly affect Australian natural and economic systems. An international research consortium of five Australian universities and a suite of outstanding national and international Partner Organisations.
Australian-German College of Climate and Energy Transitions
The Australian-German Climate & Energy College is an international Graduate College jointly instituted by the University of Melbourne partnering with German universities in the Berlin-Potsdam area. The College offers PhD candidates the opportunity to research climate change and energy transitions at a world-class level, complemented by a six month exchange program to broaden their expertise at a partner institution.
Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA)
With our expansive borders and proximity to Asia, implementing effective biosecurity policies and management tools is essential to protecting our unique ecosystems.
Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies
The Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) is one of the world's leading collaborative research organisations focused on carbon dioxide capture and geological sequestration. It is a joint venture comprising participants from industry, Australian and New Zealand universities and other research bodies, and Australian Commonwealth, State and international government agencies.
National Centre for Coasts and Climate (NCCC)
Working to identify the best ways of addressing climate change impacts in Australian coastal ecosystems.
Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage Research
The Peter Cook Centre aims to develop environmentally and socially acceptable, cost effective carbon capture and storage solutions for a carbon constrained world.
The National Environmental Science Program (NESP): Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
Taking a holistic view on the sustainability and liveability of urban environments, producing the evidence base and collaborative partnerships to deliver better cities.
The National Environmental Science Program (NESP): Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub
Building world-leading climate and Earth system science capability and using our understanding of Australia's past, present and future climate to provide useful and accessible information.
Victorian Climate Initiative (VicCI)
The Victorian Climate Initiative (VicCI) is a regional climate initiative launched in May 2013 by the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO. This program is tasked over three years to provide guidance on climate variability, predictability and change.