ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes

  • Pitman, Andrew John (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Jakob, Christian (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Alexander, Lisa (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Reeder, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Roderick, Michael (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • England, Matthew H. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Abramowitz, Gabriel (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Abram, Nerilie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Arblaster, Julie (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bindoff, Nathaniel Lee (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Dommenget, Dietmar (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Evans, Jason Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Hogg, Andrew McColl (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Holbrook, Neil John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Karoly, David John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lane, Todd P. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Sherwood, Steven Crichton (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Strutton, Peter (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ebert, Elizabeth (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hendon, Harry (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hirst, Anthony Churchill (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Marsland, Simon (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Matear, Richard (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Protat, Alain (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Wang, Yingping (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Wheeler, Matthew C (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Best, Martin John (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Brody, Sandrine (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Grabowski, Wojciech (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Griffies, Stephen (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Gruber, Nicolas (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Gupta, Hoshin (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hallberg, Robert (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Hohenegger, Cathy (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Knutti, Reto (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Meehl, Gerald A (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Milton, Sean (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • de Noblet-Ducoudre, Nathalie (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Or, Dani (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Petch, Jon (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Peters-Lidard, Christa (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Overpeck, Jonathan (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Russell, Joellen (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Santanello, Joseph (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Seneviratne, Sonia I (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Stephens, Graeme (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Stevens, Bjorn (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Stott, Peter Alister (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Saunders, Kate (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

We will address the formidable challenge of understanding and predicting climate extremes for Australia. Via a critical mass of researchers, new data, innovative modelling, collaboration, a graduate program, and early career researcher mentoring we will transform Australia’s capacity to predict climate extremes. Annually, climate extremes now cost Australia up to $4 billion but are set to intensify over coming decades. Our blue-sky research will focus on discovery of processes that explain the behaviour of present and future climate extremes. Our impact and legacy will be assured via partnerships with key sectors of the Australian economy and discoveries that enable evidence-based planning for extremes that will enhance national resilience.
Effective start/end date1/01/1731/12/24


  • Monash University – Internal University Contribution: A$532,600.00
  • Monash University – Internal School Contribution: A$607,300.00
  • Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution: A$607,300.00
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW): A$3,543,799.00
  • Australian National University (ANU): A$1,084,040.00
  • University of Melbourne: A$1,112,635.00
  • University of Tasmania: A$1,070,227.00
  • Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) (Australia): A$160,000.00
  • Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) (New South Wales): A$700,000.00