The South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative
The South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative (SEACI) was established in 2005 to improve understanding of the nature and causes of climate variability and change in south-eastern Australia in order to better manage climate impacts.
SEACI was a partnership between CSIRO, the Australian Government’s Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, the Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology and the Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment. CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology carried out research in several key areas, with management and funding provided by the other agencies.
Research in SEACI was carried out in two Phases. Phase 1 of SEACI was a three and a half year, $7.5 million research program that began in January 2006 and concluded in June 2009. Phase 2 of SEACI was a three year $9 million research program that began in July 2009 and concluded in September 2012.
This website provides general information on the climate of south-eastern Australia, as well as reporting the results of SEACI research.