Partner organisations


Australian National Data Service (ANDS): Data generated by the Centre of Excellence will be archived and shared from the Australian National Data Service. ANDS is an NCRIS and EIF funded program designed to develop and encourage systems and protocols required for the sharing of data and the reuse of data.

Bureau of Meteorology: The Bureau of Meteorology is Australia's national weather, climate and water agency. Through regular forecasts, warnings, monitoring and advice and envious trailing region and Antarctic Territory, the Bureau provides one of the most fundamental and widely used services of government. Four senior researchers from the Bureau will act as points-of-contact with with the Centre of Excellence and Ph.D. students will be working with them and University supervisors on common problems.

Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR): A great deal of our relationship with the Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO is handled through CAWCR. CAWCR is a partnership between Australia's leading Federal government atmospheric and oceanographic research agencies: the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO

CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research (CMAR): The CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research is one of the leading scientific organisations in Australia looking at the issues of climate change. CMAR has nominated four of its top scientists in the area of climate change to take an active role in developing and leading collaborative projects and supervising postgraduate and postdoctoral students with the Centre.

National Computational Infrastructure (NCI): The NCI provides world-class, high-end computational, data intensive services to Australian researchers. Since its inception, NCI has been closely linked with the climate science community. It offers peak supercomputing, data intensive and cloud environments along with expert support for the modelling of climate change, earth systems science and national water management.  NCI also manage a number of major national and international datasets; such as the Australian model contributions to CMIP5 and IPCC from ACCESS through the Australian node of the Earth Systems Grid Federation (ESGF); satellite and remote sensing data; and Australian Digital Elevation Model (DEM) are available to researchers at NCI.

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage:  The Office of Environment and Heritage is the NSW Government’s lead climate change agency. It is responsible for:

  • developing a climate change science program to enhance the operational programmes of the agency,
  • facilitating and coordinating climate change science and information that assists diverse government programs,
  • synthesising climate change science and art to inform the community.

Researchers from DECCW will be contributing to various programs within the Centre of Excellence.


Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL): The GFDL is a world leading research laboratory with more than 50 years of experience in climate science, including Ocean modelling. It provides the highest level of intellectual and technical support the use of the GFDL ocean model used as part of the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACESS). Key researchers from the laboratory will be collaborating with the Centre of Excellence with its world leading ocean model.

Met Office Hadley Centre: The Met Office is a world leader in climate prediction. The Office can provide access to the latest observational data on changing climate extremes. In addition, the Hadley Centre will collaborate with the Centre of Excellence in the climate extremes program.

Laboratoire de Meterologie Dynamic (LMD): The LMD is a world leader in to research on cloud processes. Researchers from the laboratory will be collaborating with Centre of Excellence investigators in this key area.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA GSFC): The Hydrological Sciences branch of NASA will be working with the Centre of Excellence. This branch is a world-leading group in the area of terrestrial modelling, particularly in semi arid regions. NASA will be providing a collaborative researcher and access to some of the key tools used by the hydrological branch.

National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR): NCAR is a US government funded development centre devoted to research and education in the atmospheric and related sciences. It will contribute a researcher who is an international leader in cloud modelling, cloud processes and cloud microphysics. NCAR will postgraduate students and postdoctoral research Fellows as well as collaborate with the Centre of Excellence in research.

University of Arizona: The University of Arizona is regarded as an international leader in terrestrial modelling particularly in semi arid regions. The University has opened its doors to a collaboration with a researcher who has a particular expertise in the diagnostic evaluation of hydrological models.

Global Change - International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP): The IGBP has an international research agenda that draws on contributing research from over 80 countries around the world. It brings a significant international network and expertise to the Centre of Excellence.

World Climate Research Program (WCRP): The WCRP is working on significant international programs including the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) to improve the representation of the land surface and atmospheric processes and climate models. The Centre of Excellence will directly contribute to some of the WCRP programs.

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