Eastern Seaboard Climate Change Initiative

The Eastern Seaboard Climate Change Initiative (ESCCI) is a major research collaboration led by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) with partner organisations:

  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • Sydney Institute of Marine Science
  • University of NSW
  • University of Newcastle
  • Macquarie University.

The ESCCI-East Coast Lows Program is a suite of research projects established in 2010. The research aims to improve our understanding of past, current and future East Coast Lows (ECLs) and assess how they influence extreme rainfall, coastal processes and water security.

The program is funded through the NSW Environmental Trust, the partner organisations, the NSW Department of Finance and Services, Hunter Water Corporation and was supported under an Australian Research Council's Linkage Project.

Projects in the ESCCI - East Coast Lows Program are: