CMIP7 Workshop Program

For in person participants:

Find more about the location and how to get there.

We are still on a pandemic so please read our ACCESS-NRI COVID Safe Plan and stay home if you test positive or have symptoms.We will have masks available at the meeting.

Day 1 – Tues 28 February 2023

What is the value of an Australian CMIP7 submission?
9:30 - 10:00IntroductionArrival, sign-in and coffee
10:00 - 11:15Session 1-Plenary:


Chair: Melita Keywood

Welcome (Melita Keywood, CSIRO, 5 min)

General World Climate Research Program (WCRP) description (Helen Cleugh, WCRP, 10+5 min)

CMIP7 from CMIP panel perspective (Julie Arblaster, Monash University,10+5 min) Watch

Government Perspective on CMIP7 (Kathryn Smith, DCCEEW, 10+5 min)

Meeting Outline & Scope (Andy Hogg, ACCESS-NRI; Simon Marsland, NESP & Ben Evans, NCI, 5 min each)

Discussion, questions (10 min)
11:15 - 11:45Morning Tea
11:45 - 1:00Session 2-Plenary:
Lessons learnt from
technical challenges,
usability, outcomes)

Chair: Julie Arblaster

Australia's CMIP6 efforts (Rachel Law, CSIRO, 10+5 min) Watch

The challenges of model development and participation in CMIP (Martin Dix - ACCESS-NRI, 10+5 min)

To CMIP or not CMIP: we need (a) resolution. (Christian Jakob, Monash University, 10+5 min) Watch

Net-zero and climate adaptation (Will Howard, Climate Change Authority, Virtual, 10+5 min) Watch

Downscaling and the NPCP (Michael Grose, CSIRO, 10+5 min)
1:00 - 2:00Lunch (provided)
2:00 - 3:30Session 3-Breakouts
What could we get out
of CMIP7?

Science questions, community needs & desired outcomes.

Split into pre-allocated groups including online participants to discuss this question.
3:30 - 4:00Afternoon Tea
4:00 - 6:00Session 4-Plenary:
Australia’s role in CMIP7

Chair: Andy Pitman

Report back to the session from breakouts & discussion (1 hour)

Australia’s role in CMIP7 (30 min)

Short talks (5 min) from each member of a Task Team:

Climate Forcings Task Team (Zeb Nichols, Melbourne University (TBC) or Tilo Ziehn, CSIRO)

Climate Data Citation Task Team (Yiling Liu, NCI) Watch

Climate Data Request Task Team (Chloe Mackallah, CSIRO)

Strategic Ensemble Design Task Team (Andrew King, Melbourne University, virtual) Watch

Questions & discussion on what input we might have to the task team process (task team members)
6:30 -Dinner at The Bay Mordi restaurant (dinner is provided, buy your own drinks at the bar)

Day 2 – Wed 1 March 2023

What resources are required for a successful CMIP7
9:00 - 10:45Session 5-Plenary
Model development options

Chair: Kelsey Druken

Australia’s CMIP6 configurations: ESM1.5, CM2, OM2 + future possible configurations (Tilo Ziehn, CSIRO, 10+5 min)

OM3 (Adele Morrison, ANU, 10+5 min)

CABLE/POP (Ian Harman, 10+5 min)

Ice sheet modelling (Ben Galton-Fenzi, Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), 10+5 min)

Atmospheric Chemistry (Matt Woodhouse, CSIRO, 10+5 min)

Model evaluation (Gab Abramowitz, UNSW,10+5 min)

Tropical variability Modelling (Shayne McGregor, Monash University, 10+5 min)
10:45 - 11:15Morning Tea
11:15 - 12:45Session 6-BreakoutsKey elements of a successful CMIP
Break into smaller groups to focus on possible scope for the MIPs we should target, model configurations that should be prioritised

Report back at session 7 to plenary group
12:45 – 1:45Lunch (provided)
1:45- 3:30Session 7-Plenary:
Next steps and wrap-up

Chair: Andy Hogg

Report back from Breakouts (1 hour)

Discuss coordination of Australia’s CMIP contributions and next steps. Free-ranging plenary discussion
3:30 - 4:00Afternoon Tea and close of meeting