Australia’s marine ecosystems are under high risk from climate change, largely due to increased ocean temperatures. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes is undertaking research that will ultimately improve predictions of ocean conditions around Australia. To ensure that our research is useful to industries impacted by climate change, our researchers and knowledge brokers are engaging with various industry stakeholders. In 2021, researchers from our Ocean Extremes research program engaged with the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Austral Fisheries and ShellMAP. We are continuing to draw on these partnerships and identify new possibilities for collaboration with industry.
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The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes is working to understand marine heatwave predictability.
Conditions in the Indian Ocean can affect the risk of Australia experiencing droughts, floods, marine heatwaves and bushfires and alter the prospects for rainfed agriculture in some parts of the country. Reliable forecasts of conditions in the Indian Ocean a season in advance would help us predict upcoming changes in the risk of climate extremes… View Article
To better understand the implications of the latest climate science for Tasmania, this brief combines information from the IPCC AR6 WG1 report, with regional assessments that contributed to the UTAS Blueprint for a climate-positive Tasmania, and expertise from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX). The regional information is based on Tasmania-specific downscaled modelling undertaken by Climate Futures for Tasmania.
Marine heatwaves are becoming longer and more frequent. A global assessment of marine heatwaves has concluded that they have “the capacity to restructure entire ecosystems and disrupt the provision of ecological goods and services in the coming decades”.