Climate extremes have significant implications for agriculture and water resources. There is currently a gap that exists between science and industry, where climate data required for decision making is often highly complex and not easily accessible to industry. To address this, we work with industry stakeholders to ensure that our research is relevant for decision making and adaptation to climate extremes. Our researchers from multiple disciplines have delivered presentations to the Forewarned is Forearmed Community of Practice, which is attended by a diverse group of researchers, government departments and agricultural stakeholders from areas such as grains, beef, sheep, horticulture, cotton, sugar and wine. 

A key research project, led by postdoctoral researcher Yawen Shao, involves identifying climate indices that are useful for  industries. Once the technique for calculating more accurate climate indices has been refined, we will engage with government and industry stakeholders to share the method for obtaining improved predictions of climate variables.

Find out more about the Knowledge Brokerage Team at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes and how we can help you.