ICCES was established in 1991 with a mandate to meet the urgent need of solving climate and environment related problems. ICCES is being supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), National Natural Science Foundation, and Ministry of Finance, China. Currently, ICCES comprises of 48 staff members, including 14 professors; 11 associate professors; 17 assistant professors; and 2 senior engineers.
The focused areas of research are: development of Dynamical Earth System Model and Numerical Simulation; Meteorological and Environmental Forecast and related Disaster Assessment Theory and Technique; Data Assimilation Theory and Methodology; and Earth System Theory and Natural Cybernetics. ICCES is currently executing 60 research projects.
There are various computational simulation and modeling laboratories at ICCES.
ICCES has expertise in Studies on the Climate Dynamics and Monsoon System; Development of Climate System Models and the Associated Climate Simulation; Short-term Climate Prediction; Disastrous Weather Dynamics and Prediction; Ecosystem and Environmental Dynamics and Natural Cybernetics; and Atmospheric Informatics and Data Assimilation. ICCES also offers 5 post-doctoral fellowships for COMSATS Member States.
ICCES is looking for research collaborations in various fields of climate sciences, including studying the characteristics and mechanisms of extreme weather events.