Bringing together international reference datasets and observations in a supercomputing environment capable of the intensive data analysis and computationally-demanding simulations that climate research requires.
A major focus of the Australian climate research community currently is their contribution to the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Coupled Model Intercomparison Project phase 6 (CMIP6). This work underpins research into historical climate variability and future projections which can assist Australian government, business, agriculture and industry to manage climate risks and opportunities related to climate variability, change and extremes. Approximately 20 petabytes (PB) of CMIP6 data are expected globally, the largest collection of climate data ever produced, of which a substantial portion will be made available and analysed at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Australia. To prepare for this, the Climate DeVL project has established the centrally-managed systems and procedures for organising the massive CMIP6 data archive as well as the data services, data analysis tools and user support that make it accessible to a broad range of users in the Australian region.
Who is this project for?
What does this project enable?
Australian climate researchers are able to undertake cutting-edge science climate research which underpins all climate projects and policy for Australia. The Climate Science DeVL project provides the data management, services and tools to permit a diverse range of innovative research to be undertaken with CMIP5/6 data.