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Time-series Explorer: New regions recently added to the Climate Futures toolkit are erroneously visible in the Time-series Explorer Region selector. Choosing any of the "Bush Heritage Australia" regions will result in the tool hanging (spinning wheel). Other regions are functioning normally. We are working to resolve the problem.
Climate Futures Detailed Projections: A small number of models are failing to display results for evapotranspiration and/or windspeed for certain settings. We are working to resolve the issue.
Map Explorer: Related to the above problem, displaying evapotranspiration or windspeed data from some models (certain settings only) fails to generate the Contextualiser. We are working to resolve the issue.
If you're looking for examples of climate change impacts assessments, you may find these case studies useful:
We're pleased to announce that we've upgraded the Thresholds Calculator.
Version 2.0 brings you:
The Climate Change in Australia team would like to wish everyone a relaxing, safe and enjoyable Xmas/New Year break.
We look forward to bringing you some web-tool enhancements, more training opportunities and continuing to support your climate change work in 2019.
We have developed a set of pamphlets to help decision-makers interpret climate trends data in the various NRM regions. They help decision makers understand the potential changes that may occur and at different time-frames in the future. The pamphlets also offer information on levels of change under different emissions scenarios as well as seasonal changes.
You canor from the .
We are pleased to be able to offer another of our two-day intensive course, Climate Projections for Impact Assessment.
Climate projections for impact assessment is a two-day intensive course that takes participants through the process of identifying, understanding and applying climate change projections for impact assessment.
The course, developed by the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub in conjunction with the CSIRO Climate Science Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology, consists of eight modules:
Each module includes discussion sessions and hands-on activities. Participants will be required to complete and submit a short pre-course activity prior to the start of the course.
This course has been designed for people who have had some experience working on climate change related projects and who need to assess the impacts of the changing climate on their areas of interest. Some familiarity with the concepts of climate change science would be useful.
Standard registration: $500
Student registration: $250
To register, please email email@example.com
For more information, please visit the NESP ESCC Hub Training page
The popular Climate Analogues Explorer tool has been updated. The new features are:
We hope you enjoy v1.1. If you wish to provide feedback or suggestions, please contact us .
Following the success of last year's event, the Actuaries Institute in collaboration with the NESP Earth System and Climate Change (ESCC) Hub will host part two of the Climate Risk Fluency Series on Wednesday 4 April 2018.
The purpose of the series is to bring together leaders in scientific research and business in order to discuss current climate risk issues affecting businesses today, part two of the series will focus on risks relating to changes in the frequency of extreme heat including:
The Organising Committee has brought together an excellent range of industry experts from the University of New South Wales, Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Finity, Monash University and Climate Policy Research.
For more information and/or to register, please visit the Actuaries Institute CFRS page .
We've been overwhelmed by the response to our forthcoming Climate Projections for Impact Assessment courses in May and September . Both courses are fully booked.
If you missed out, please add your name to one of the waitlists. We are exploring opportunities to offer more courses in the near future and will give priority to those on the waitlists.
Registration is now open for our two-day intensive Climate projections for impact assessment course in Melbourne. We have scheduled two offerings – 15–16 May and 5–5 September.
The course, developed by the NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub in collaboration with the CSIRO Climate Science Centre and the Bureau of Meteorology, is designed for people who have had some experience working on climate change related projects and who need to assess the impacts of the changing climate on their areas of interest.
For full details and registration, please visit the course page on the ESCC Hub website .
Please note, courses are strictly limited to 20 participants, so register now to secure your place.
The four modules are:
There is also an Online Quiz if you want to test your skill!
A big thank you to everyone who participated in our user survey. The survey is now closed and a summary of the results will be published here shortly.
Best wishes from the CCIA Team
Australia’s Changing Climate is a brochure that summarises how our climate has changed in recent decades, how it may change in future, potential impacts and solutions.
Drawing on the wealth of understanding underpinning the 2015 region-based projections, this brochure gives the ‘whole of Australia’ perspective. The brochure is designed to be easy to read, with extensive use of illustrations and figures to convey the information.
Download a PDF copy from the Publications Library
The Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO have released the fourth, biennial State of the Climate report. It draws on the latest monitoring, science and projections information to describe variability and changes in Australia's climate, and how it is likely to change in the future.
Observations and climate modelling paint a consistent picture of ongoing, long-term climate change interacting with underlying natural variability.
Read the details online or download a copy from the BoM website
As previously indicated, we have switched to a new user sign-in and account management system.
If you are a registered user, you should have received an email from us with instructions for switching your account over.
If you did not receive the email for some reason, please follow the instructions below. However, if the email address you used to register is no longer current, you will need to do a new registration.
If your registered email is still valid:
If your registered email is no longer valid:
If you haven any trouble, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The CCIA Team
Please check out the latest addition to the Climate Campus: new and/or updated guidance on Using Climate Projections for impact assessment. The new material covers:
The NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub is committed to using our understanding of Australia’s past, present and future climate to supply useful and accessible climate information for Australia. The research will help address major challenges for water, food, natural resources, coasts, natural disasters and greenhouse gases. There are 11 projects , one of which will maintain and improve the Climate Change in Australia website and deliver better climate products and services – see http://nespclimate.com.au/regional-projections/
The ACT Climate Change Adaptation Strategy - Living with a warming climate' is focused on five key sectors – disaster and emergency management, community health and wellbeing, settlements and infrastructure, water, and natural resources and ecosystems. It and draws on the regional climate projections jointly developed by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology in 2015.
A recent journal paper that might be of interest: Whetton et al. (2016) 'A short history of the future: Australian Climate Projections 1987-2015'
22nd December 2015
Today we added a new page within the Publications Library section of the website. This page provides links to published peer-reviewed journal papers detailing the scientific research that underpins aspects of the 2015 Climate Change in Australia projections.
Relevant publications will be added over time and whenever possible we will provide a direct download (copyright provisions permitting).
Take a look a the new Journal Papers page.