The Climate Systems Analysis Group (CSAG) is involved in a variety of research projects. The majority of the research is in the physical sciences, with focus on the generation of robust, relevant, regional climate change information while advancing our understanding of the dynamics and processes that drive the coupled climate system.

Recognising the importance of actively engaging with stakeholders in the co-production of knowledge, CSAG’s research projects also focus on stakeholder engagements and the building of relationships between science and society. In that context research also branches into the application of climate data, through a focus on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability in the context of climate variability and change.

 

The following are a selection of projects currently underway at CSAG:

A National Assessment of Potential Climate Change Impacts on the Hydrological Yield of Different Hydro-Climatic Zones of South Africa

Transforming African Cities in a Changing Climate

Investigating Predictability of Seasonal Anomalies for Societal Benefit

The Development of an Integrated (Early Warning) System for Adaptation and Mitigation to Hydrological Drought in South Africa

Future Resilience for African Cities and Lands (FRACTAL)

The Co-Ordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment – CORDEX

CORDEX Africa

UAV Sonde

Building Resilience to Climate Risks

Climate Risk Analysis and Visualisation Platform for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture

Wind Atlas for South Africa (WASA) Phase 3

Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC)

A National Assessment of Potential Climate Change Impacts on the Hydrological Yield of Different Hydro-Climatic Zones of South Africa

The Development of an Integrated (early warning) System for Adaptation and Mitigation to Hydrological Drought in South Africa

WISER TRANSFORM

Indicators to Track South Africa’s Progress on the National Response to Climate Change

The Development of a National Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Framework