About the Workshop


ACCESS-NRI, CSIRO, NESP and NCI are co-organising a workshop to brief the ACCESS community and government representatives on the current state of the next Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP7) and to gather input on priorities for participation in CMIP7. CMIP’s main aim is to better understand past, present and future climate changes arising from natural, unforced variability or in response to changes in radiative forcing in a multi-model context.

As a globally-coordinated shared resource, CMIP is widely used for research and also in producing information for decision-makers, including through national and state climate projections. The 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report featured climate models from CMIP6, while the upcoming IPCC seventh assessment report (AR7) will feature new state-of-the-art CMIP7 models. For CMIP6, Australia submitted two (ACCESS-CM2 and ACCESS ESM1.5) primary model configurations, developed by CSIRO.

CMIP7 is starting to take form and we need to update the community on:

what has changed since CMIP6 – updates from members of the CMIP7 Task teams

timeline for submissions

What the input from Australia could look like and the importance and impact of these submissions for CMIP7 Project.

What sort of questions we, as a community, would like to be addressed by CMIP7


The CMIP7 Workshop will run as a hybrid event from Tuesday February 28 – Wednesday 1 March, 2023. Please note this event has been planned as mainly in person.

The workshop agenda is now available


Discuss amongst the community the status of current plans for CMIP7

Compare Australia’s current approach with other nations, and with CMIP5/6 Discuss the influence, importance and impact of having an Australian climate model in CMIP7 and the current climate model landscape for Australia

Frame a community-wide strategy for Australia’s CMIP7 contributions, including resourcing requirements

Discuss what questions we hope to address with CMIP7 as a community

Consider future needs for the use of CMIP in conjunction with other tools – emulators, machine learning, k-scale modelling, downscaling simulations

If you have any questions, please direct them to: access.nri@anu.edu.au