The Beginning of a New Era of Weather Change Research

Commencing 1 February 2024, 21st Century Weather is a seven-year initiative which will research how Australia’s weather is being reshaped by climate change. Our research is informed by the needs of our industry and government partners as we look ahead to how the weather will change over coming decades. Our research will feed into better decision making on how society can harness the benefits of weather resources and how we can adapt to changes that may impact many aspects of our lives. 

Under the directorship Professor Christian Jakob and his leadership team, 21st Century Weather is a consortium of 24 partners, led by Monash University in strong collaboration with the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales, the Australian National University, and the University of Tasmania.

The Centre brings together a cohort of 20 Chief Investigators who are among Australia’s leading climate and weather researchers and modellers hailing from a range of disciplines. We have an extended network of Australian and International Partner Investigators at the forefront of their fields, ensuring the centre will be positioned at the cutting edge of science. Our Associate Investigators link us to a range of disciplines that will translate and use our research findings in real-world applications in sectors that include health, economics, insurance, engineering, social science and energy. 

In the coming months we will be recruiting up to 20 postdoctoral research associates and numerous PhD scholars to join project teams that will work collaboratively to solve some of the greatest challenges to bridge the gap between global climate change and weather change at local scales.

The Centre offers a supportive, progressive, exciting and welcoming work environment to build research careers – either in academia or beyond. Keep an eye on our website and our social media accounts for announcements of job opportunities. 

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