Climate Change in Australia

Climate information, projections, tools and data

Learning and Support

Welcome to the ESCI Learning and Support pages, which provide additional information and materials to help you make sense of the tools and climate data available on the website. You can find here:

Climate training: A modular training program was developed specifically for the ESCI project. The program starts with climate science basics, walks though climate change modelling and interpreting projections, finishing with the use and application of ESCI climate data. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the training was delivered in webinar format. The material was recorded from the actual training sessions and is available here as a set of videos. Links are also provided to the Climate Change in Australia training modules.

Key Concepts: These are resources that address frequently asked questions about the development and use of climate data, the climate risk framework and confidence in climate science. The material is more technical than the user guide, with in-depth discussion and exposition of the science that underpins the recommendations in the user guide. It can be used as supporting material for a climate risk assessment.

Webinars: Over the course of the project, electricity stakeholders asked questions of the project team. Where we thought these would be of general interest, we developed and delivered webinars addressing the topics. These are each about an hour long and address questions such as 'what is climate science?' and 'what is the difference between a scenario, a case study and a pathway?'

ESCI Glossary: Both climate science and the electricity sector are jargon-heavy and full of acronyms. This Glossary translates most of the terms in the guidance material and case studies and provides some additional links for important definitions.

Contact information: Both BoM and CSIRO have expert knowledge-brokers and climate scientists available to help if you would like more information about something on the website, or would like to discuss support for a comprehensive risk analysis for your organisation.