ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes

ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) was established in 2017 upon receipt of a generous 7-year grant from the Australian Research Council, with significant cash an in kind support from a suite of partner organisations. The Centre is led by UNSW.

The Centre's goal is to transform understanding of the processes that cause climate extremes, including their dependence on climate change and variability, and to use this process-based understanding to revolutionise Australia's capability to predict future climate extremes.

To achieve this goal, they will build the world’s first fully integrated centre focused on the understanding and prediction of climate extremes.

Partner universities include ANU, Monash, The University of Melbourne and the University of Tasmania and the Centre collaborates with leading climate research laboratories and institutions in Australia and internationally.