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Category: August 19

A short history of COSIMA

The seven-year funding for Centres of Excellence ostensibly supports focused research across existing scientific communities but, as the Consortium for Ocean-Sea Ice Modelling in Australia (COSIMA) shows, it can also help create entirely new scientific communities in a specific research area.

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All models are wrong, but some are useful

This was PhD student Charuni Pathmeswaran’s first CLEX Winter School. It was an intense and challenging week, but it also gave her an opportunity to explore Melbourne. By week’s end Charuni was motivated and had added a range of new skills she will apply to her research.

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CLEX Winter School 2019 communications session

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) held its annual Winter School for CLEX related students from June 24-28, this year. To cap off the Winter School, a targeted communication half-day session was organised for the Friday afternoon by a collaborative team of communicators and knowledge brokers from CLEX, the Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub (ESCC hub) and the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub.

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Climate recorded in seawater: A workshop on water-mass transformation analysis for ocean and climate studies

In early February 2019 an international cohort of around 40 oceanographers, marine biogeochemists and climate modellers gathered at UNSW to discuss the use of the Water Mass Transformation (WMT) framework for studies of ocean physics, biogeochemistry and climate. The workshop was an initiative of several CLEX early career researchers and gained interest from a diverse international community.

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Learning from (your) their mistakes

Martin Jucker writes about his latest creation, Iceberg, a database/scientific journal that comes with a doi but which focuses on scientific logbooks, manuals, experiments, code, a knowledge base for best practice and a record of things to avoid. The aim is to help scientists stop repeating the mistakes of colleagues who may have attempted the very same research you are performing now.

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