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Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

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International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences (ICACS)

Climate model from ICACS

Institute for Agriculture and the Environment, University of Southern Queensland

Formerly known as Australian Centre for Sustainable Catchments.

The Centre leads research in climate science and importantly, the application of this science to help industry and communities better manage climate variability and risk. By integrating climate science into agricultural, economic, environmental and social models, ICACS has developed practical solutions and tools for improved decision making. These tools can help better manage agricultural production and environmental risks, mitigate economic loss and manage risk and return in commodity, insurance and equity markets. ICACS has two focussed research themes: Climate science, water resources, and decision sytetms; and Climate, agricultural, grazing and associated trading systems.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Climate science and risk management analysis
  • Seasonal climate forecasts
  • Climate science, agricultural, grazing and associated trading systems
  • Agricutural risk managment
  • Understanding El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) global impacts
  • Integrating climate, agriculture and water into agricultural models

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


T Block Annex, 521-535 West Street, Toowoomba, 4350

Lead researcher

  • Professor Roger Stone—International top publications; honorary doctorate; awards; and keynote speeches

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre
  • International Research Centre

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Last updated:
3 June 2019