CAWCR is a research partnership between the Bureau of Meteorology (Bureau) and CSIRO. It represents a shared commitment of the Bureau and CSIRO to extend their respective research capabilities through collaboration focussed primarily on Earth-system science. Working together on research and delivery, the Bureau and CSIRO can achieve increased impact and benefit for Australia, beyond what either Partner could achieve alone.

The members of the CAWCR research community are the R&D Program in the Bureau and the Oceans and Climate Dynamics and Earth System Assessment Programs in CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship.