4th OzEWEX workshop, 6 December 2017, Hobart


A National Environmental Observation and Prediction System for the year 2030

The 4th national OzEWEX workshop will explore what a future comprehensive National Environmental Prediction system should look like and what observations it will need.

The workshop will be held at CSIRO in Hobart, Tasmania, on Wednesday 6 December 2017, in the break of the MODSIM2017 congress.

The format will include several invited presentations and facilitated discussion.  There is also time for conversations over morning tea and lunch, and demonstrations of state-of-the-art research instrumentation, including TerraLuma‘s proximal remote sensing instruments and a tour of the research vessel Investigator*.

Confirmed speakers are:

  • Helen Cleugh (Director, CSIRO Climate Science Centre) (bio)
  • David Fuller (Principal Consultant, Water Management and Technology, Entura Hydro Tasmania) (bio)
  • Warwick McDonald (Research Director, Water Resource Management Program, CSIRO Land and Water) (bio)
  • Joel Rahman (Director, FlowMatters Pty Ltd) (bio)
  • Arko Lucieer (Associate Professor, School of Land and Food, University of Tasmania / Project Leader, TerraLuma) (bio)
  • Edward King (Research Group Leader, CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere) (bio)

Discussion topics will include:

  • Requirements for a National Environmental Prediction System
  • Challenges in developing a National Environmental Prediction system
  • Observations for the year 2030

The workshop will start at 8:45 am (registration for a 9:15 start) and close at 5 pm.

Catering is provided and participation is free, thanks to generous support from CSIRO, Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, Geoscience Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology, and the Australian National University.


Registration has opened – please register here.

*To join a 45-minute tour on the RV Investigator, register as soon as possible – places are limited and available until 22 November.


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