RMIT Space-based Weather and Climate Extremes Monitoring

Welcome to the RMIT SPACE Research Centre’s Weather and Climate Extremes Monitoring website!

Our research focuses on the utilisation of space-based Earth observations and geospatial technology to study weather and climate extremes, such as droughts, floods. From our research, we aim to provide our research partners and National Meteorological & Hydrological Services in the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Regions II (Asia) and V (South-West Pacific) access to:

  • WMO Space-based Weather and Climate Extremes Monitoring (SWCEM) precipitation estimate and derived products
  • A prototype regional Drought Monitoring Portal for Australia, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Indonesia, Vietnam, and Southeast Asia
  • A prototype Experimental or a reginal Tropical Cyclone Risk Assessment Portal
  • A prototype regional Floods Monitoring Portal
Our research is aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13, and contributes to new UN target: "Early warning systems must protect everyone within five years".
 
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University and SPACE Research Centre acknowledge the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
 
 
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