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Dr Andrew Lenton

Director Permanent Carbon Locking Future Science Platform


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Andrew Lenton is the Director of the CSIRO's Permanent Carbon Locking Future Science Platform (CarbonLock). He has more than 20 years of experience in modelling the global carbon cycle and climate, focusing on understanding past, present and future changes in the earth system and exploring solutions beyond mitigation to address climate change. He has been involved in negative emissions and geoengineering research for over a decade. Andrew has held a number of positions, from Research Director to leading CSIRO's Earth System Science Portfolio. Amongst other roles, Andrew currently leads the Carbon Dioxide Removal Model Intercomparison Project (CDRMIP) and is a principal investigator in several national and international projects and serves on several national and international advisory groups. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and reports, including the 5th and 6th IPCC Assessment Reports.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2006


  • 1998


  • 1997

    Macquarie University

Professional Experiences

  • 2022-Present

    Permanent Carbon Locking Future Science Platform

  • Present-2012

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO (Oceans and Atmosphere)

  • Present-2016

    Senior Research Scientist
    Antartci Climate and Ecosystems CRC

  • 2012-2009

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO Marien and Atmospheric Resaerch

  • 2008-2008

    Visting Research Scientist
    LSCE, Saclay, France

  • 1999-2001

    1999 Data Analyst/ Scientific Programmer
    CSIRO Marine Research

  • 2008-2008

    Visting Research Scientist
    LSCE, Saclay, France

  • 2002-2001

    Senior Scientific Officer
    Hydro Tasmania, Australia

  • 1998-1999

    Data Analyst
    Antarctic CRC, UTAS, Australia


  • 2017-2017

    NESP Great Barrier Reef Projections

  • 2014-2014

    Climate Change in Australia (NRM)

  • 2017-2020

    Green Climate Fund

  • 2012-2013

    ACCSP Carbon and Ocean Acidification (CI)

  • 2010-2013

    Pacific Australia Adaptation and Climate Change Program (CI)

  • 2014-2015

    Geoengineering Strategic Project (CI)

  • 2015-2016

    Carbon Cycle Modelling Strategic Project (CI)

  • 2014-2016

    ACCSP Earth System Modelling

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