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.
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.
CMIP6 models produce higher equilibrium climate sensitivity
The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) Model Analysis Workshop was held in Barcelona from March 25-28, 2019, and provided the first opportunity for results from CMIP6 models to be discussed and presented by the modelling community.
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.
Imposter syndrome clouds joy of first accepted paper
Kim had her first paper accepted in the Journal of Climate and was over the moon but sneaking up behind her was another first she didn’t expect – her first bout of imposter syndrome.
IIOE II – Tales from the Indian Ocean
In May this year, Maxime Marin with a team from CLEX took part in the International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE 2) aboard the RV Investigator. With good weather most of the way, it was an experience he recalls with great fondness.
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.