Fostering a research community culture: catalysing collaboration between universities, agencies and decision makers

The complexity and infrastructure demands of climate and water research have outgrown the capacity of any single organisation. More than ever, a community approach is needed. The 3rd national workshop of The Australian Energy and Water Exchange Research Initiative (OzEWEX) examined the networks, transdisciplinary collaboration and infrastructure needed to meet future challenges.

The workshop was held at the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 December 2016. The format focused on thought-provoking invited presentations and discussion, and the development of new community initiatives. Sessions were organised around the following topics:

  • Observation networks and enhancing data sharing
  • Community modelling and data assimilation systems
  • Collaborative research to address Australia’s climate and water challenges
  • Towards unified and diversified streamflow prediction – connecting research, operations and decision making

Participation was free, thanks to generous support from our sponsors.