The Climate Science Data Enhanced Virtual Laboratory (Climate DEVL) project brings together international reference datasets and observations in a virtual environment linked to Australia’s fastest supercomputer.
Designed to enhance the ability of the Australian research community (including domains outside of the Climate and Weather community) to achieve their future research objectives. The preparation for CMIP6 (World Climate Research Program Coupled Model Intercomparison Project) has established the systems and procedures for a centrally managed service for data replication and publication to ensure the data is managed according to the international policies for consistency and reliability. The updated user support framework provides the tools and advice to help users make the most of the data and research platforms.
Who is this project for?
What does this project enable?
Australian climate researchers are able to undertake research at the forefront of climate science. The DeVL has prepared the data services and tools to permit a diverse range of innovative research to be undertaken with CMIP5/6.
The project enables:
- Coordination and management of data to improve access and use by a broad research and user community.
- Climate researchers can access and use the international best-practice tools and workflows referenced in the CMIP6 Model Evaluation System, and other identified best-practice tools and workflows that allow ready analysis of the data.
- Improved capability for the research community to undertake more innovative research methods.
- Improved collaboration for local and international climate research through use of community tools, common workflows and data platforms.
- Climate and weather data is more easily accessible for use across a number of different areas of research both directly at NCI as well as remotely.
- Data management, services and access by other digital environments that facilitate communication and reliable translation of research outputs with industry, other research communities and for policy development.