Researchers within the School of Earth Sciences are involved in a number of different research centres and institutes.
AuScope - AGOS
AuScope Limited is a non-profit company formed to facilitate the implementation of a world-class infrastructure system for earth science through the delivery of a range of technologies and capabilities in data acquisition, management, modelling and simulation across the geospatial and geoscience spectrum. The Australian Geophysical Observing System is managed by AuScope at the University of Melbourne.
ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes
The world's first fully integrated centre focussed explicitly on the understanding and prediction of climate extremes. We seek to discover the process-level understanding that explains the behaviour of climate extremes that directly affect Australian natural and economic systems. An international research consortium of five Australian universities and a suite of outstanding national and international Partner Organisations
ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science
The Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science is a major initiative funded by the Australian Research Council. The Centre is a consortium of five Australian universities and a suite of outstanding national and international partner organisations. By improving modeling of regional climates, we can achieve enhanced adaptation to, and management of, climate change, particularly in the Australian region.
ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits
ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES) undertakes multidisciplinary research in close association with industry on ore deposit locations, formation, discovery and recovery, including: igneous petrology, geochemistry, melt/fluid inclusions and magma genesis, hydrothermal systems, volcanology, structure, tectonics geophysics, and geometallurgy. CODES brings together expertise at four leading Australian and two North American institutions.
Australian-German College of Climate and Energy Transitions
The Australian-German Climate & Energy College is an international Graduate College jointly instituted by the University of Melbourne partnering with German universities in the Berlin-Potsdam area. The College offers PhD candidates the opportunity to research climate change and energy transitions at a world-class level, complemented by a six month exchange program to broaden their expertise at a partner institution.
Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub
The Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub is a consortium participating in the Australian Government's National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). The mission of the CAUL Hub is to undertake research to support environmental quality in urban areas. The CAUL Hub is a partnership between the University of Melbourne, RMIT University, the University of Western Australia and the University of Wollongong.
Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies
The Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) is one of the world's leading collaborative research organisations focused on carbon dioxide capture and geological sequestration. It is a joint venture comprising participants from industry, Australian and New Zealand universities and other research bodies, and Australian Commonwealth, State and international government agencies.
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) is an international research organisation that conducts seagoing expeditions to study the history of the Earth recorded in sediments and rocks beneath the seafloor. The Earth deep below the seafloor contains a unique record of our planet's history and structure. Scientists study the subseafloor to better understand Earth's components, processes, and phenomena.
Melbourne Energy Institute
The Melbourne Energy Institute is an access point for industry, government and community groups seeking to work with leading researchers on innovative solutions in areas including new energy resources, developing new ways to harness renewable energy, more efficient ways to use energy, and securing energy waste. Research opportunities in a zero-carbon emission future are explored.
Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute
The Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute highlights and promotes sustainability research that connects and brings together researchers from different sustainability disciplines to develop and advance beneficial solutions in contemporary society.
Peter Cook Centre for CCS Research
The Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Research is a world class research centre at the University of Melbourne.
The research we perform underpins the development of enhanced technologies for carbon capture and storage in Australia. Working closely with our partners, the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), Rio Tinto and the State Government of Victoria’s Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI,) the Centre's outputs will deliver the next generation of skills and research and development services in CCS research.
Victorian Climate Initiative (VicCI)
The Victorian Climate Initiative (VicCI) is a regional climate initiative launched in May 2013 by the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO. This program is tasked over three years to provide guidance on climate variability, predictability and change.
Victorian Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences
The Victorian Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (VIEPS) is a co-operative educational and research institution based in Melbourne. VIEPS supports inter-disciplinary programs in geological, geophysical and atmospheric sciences to create a unified approach to the study of the Earth. Teaching and research programs effectively use resources and stay in touch with industry needs and developments through coordination of facilities and staff.
Thermochronology and Noble Gas Geochronology and Geochemistry Organisation
The Thermochronology and Noble Gas Geochronology and Geochemistry Organisation (TANG3O) fosters scientific and technical collaboration between affiliated laboratories at the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University, the University of Queensland and Curtin University.
Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub
The Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub is committed to building our world-leading climate and Earth system science capability and using our understanding of Australia's past, present and future climate to supply useful and accessible climate information for Australia.