State of the Climate
The State of the Climate series is a biennial joint publication between Australia’s two leading climate science agencies — CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.
The series draws on the latest climate research, encompassing observations, analyses and projections to describe year-to-year variability and longer-term changes in Australia’s climate. The 2020 report is a synthesis of our current understanding of climate in Australia and includes new information about Australia’s climate of the past, present and future.
Understanding our climate
Atmospheric monitoring and modelling
Our scientists are working to understand how interactions between the land and the atmosphere affect the Earth system, and working with industry, regulators and the community in the search for solutions to our air pollution problems.
NESP Earth System and Climate Change Hub
The NESP ESCC Hub is providing world-class climate change science to Australia’s decision-makers, bringing together climate, atmosphere and ocean researchers to address national climate challenges.
Southern Oceans Research
The Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research brings together researchers from Australia and China to further scientific understanding of the southern hemisphere oceans and their role in global and regional climate.
Oceans and climate
Just as our changing climate is influencing changes on the land, climate change is also having an effect beneath the waves of the world’s oceans and coastal waterways.
Decadal climate forecasting
We're advancing climate forecasts by building a system to predict climate over the next one to ten years – providing important insights for industry and government.
Planning for climate change
Climate change in Australia
Information about Australia's past, current and future climate helps industries, governments and communities plan for and adapt to a variable and changing climate.
Climate and disaster resilience
Our multi-stakeholder planning processes, strategic guidance, and integrated systems assessments reveal the interconnected and cascading risks from climate change and disaster. We identify the most critical actions needed to manage risk and build resilience, and structure transition pathways for a positive future.
Sea-level rise planning
We are helping to plan for the impacts of sea-level rise through research focused on understanding the impacts of sea levels, supporting adaptation options and modelling of future projections.
Climate and energy
Energy solutions for Australia
CSIRO has a comprehensive portfolio of research and development to address the breadth of interconnecting and complementary science areas needed to manage the risks and opportunities to Australia posed by climate change. We are delivering novel energy solutions and cutting edge climate knowledge and services.
Low Emissions Technology Roadmap
The Low Emissions Technology Roadmap provides an independent, science-based analysis of the technology options in the energy sector that can help Australia meet its 2030 emissions reduction target and create new opportunities for local industry.
Carbon dioxide storage
Improving carbon storage technologies to allow CCS to be a viable option for Australia's future
Climate and agriculture
Adaptive water management
A water dashboard developed as part of the Sense-T program in Tasmania delivers real-time data to Tasmanian farmers to support irrigation and environmental sustainability.
For the first time, Australian farmers can forecast grain yield at the touch of a button, thanks to our smart phone app, Graincast™, an Australian first.
FutureFeed cattle feed
A livestock seaweed feed supplement could help global food security and fight climate change by reducing powerful greenhouse gas emissions.