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Review of national climate science capability

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The Australian Academy of Science is conducting a review of Australian climate science capability and future requirements, in order to better understand the capabilities (including expertise and infrastructure) that are needed in Australia.

The review is being overseen by a steering committee, consisting of:

  • Professor Trevor McDougall (chair)
  • Associate Professor Julie Arblaster
  • Professor David Griggs
  • Professor Rod Keenan
  • Professor Neville Nicholls
  • Dr Graeme Pearman
  • Dr Helen Cleugh

The committee will conduct an extensive consultation program, both with organisations that conduct climate science research and individuals in the climate science community.  Although there are a wide range of fields that contribute to climate science and the response to climate change in Australia, the Academy feels that its expertise is best placed to examine the fundamental climate science capabilities – approximately those areas which would be included in the IPCC Working Group I report.

Institutions such as CSIRO, BoM, AIMS, CoE, TERN, IMOS have been notified of this review and have welcomed it.

More information on the review can be found at the Academy’s website. If you are a climate scientist working in an IPCC WGI-related field, please consider following the links on that website to download the consultation paper and make a submission.

Submissions from individuals are due by 5 June.

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Written by Roger Jones

May 24, 2016 at 6:27 pm

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