Prof. Wenju Cai

Coordinating collaboration between QNLM and CSIRO, resulting in establishment of Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research, Dr Wenju Cai is a Chief Research Scientist at CSIRO, Australia.  His science and leadership includes CSIRO Research Director of Earth System Assessment programme, CSIRO Office of Chief Executive Science Leader,  co-Chair of World Climate Research Programme CLIVAR Pacific Panel in 2009-2015, and member of the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group.    With over 30 years of research and science leadership and experience, his interest spans from  identification of  modes of climate variability (such as El Nino-Southern Oscillation, the Indian Ocean Dipole), and their mechanisms, to climate detection and attribution, through to impacts of individual forcing factors of increasing carbon dioxide, increasing anthropogenic aerosols, and stratospheric ozone depletion.