Wednesday, 12th June AMOS Annual Meeting and International Conference on Tropical Meteorology and Oceanography

7:30AM - 8:45AM
Room 3 (Waterfront 1)

Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub AMOS Breakfast Session: Wednesday 12 June 7:30 – 8:45am (doors open at 7:20am)

Over breakfast, hear ESCC Hub researchers Dr Michael Grose (CSIRO) and Dr Aurel Moise (Bureau of Meteorology) talk about the value and application of climate change-related information and data, including examples of how the Hub has worked with stakeholders to ensure climate change climate is understood, useful, relevant and therefore incorporated into decisions and management planning. Hub leader Prof David Karoly will also provide an overview of the Hub’s research, future activities and how you can get involved.

8:45AM - 9:45AM
Room 1 (Auditorium 2)
Chairs: David Holmes & Ailie Gallant

This session will explore opportunities and barriers to communicating climate change in Australia from five different perspectives. David Holmes will look at the impediments and opportunities presented by mainstram media. Ailie Gallant will discuss the obstacles in the way of scientists getting media coverage of their work. Ben Domensino will discuss initiatives within Weatherzone to cover climate and climate change. Karen Pearce will discuss the strategies needed to communicate climate change to regional, business and government stakeholders. Mike Schaefer will report on his research on the the use of imagery in climate change communication and issue-attention drivers of climate change coverage in Australia and elsewhere. 

Participants: Dr. David Holmes, (Director, Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub) Ailie Gallant (Deputy-Director, Director, Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub), Ben Domensino (Weatherzone), Karen Pearce (Bloom Communications), Professor Mike Schaefer (Science Communication, University of Zurich)

9:45AM - 10:30AM
Room 1 (Auditorium 2)
10:30AM - 11:00AM
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Room 5 (Waterfront 2)
Chairs: Karen Pearce & Linden Ashcroft

An interview and discussion on navigating work as both a researcher and science communicator. What are the expectations and pressures of the ‘balance’, and how has this changed over time?

11:00AM - 11:30AM
Room 4 (Meeting Room 3 & 4)
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Room 5 (Waterfront 2)
Chair: Karen Pearce

How do we know when our communication efforts are ’successful’? How do we measure success and how do we use this to inform our communication efforts? In this session, panellists Chris Gerbing (Communication Manager, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere), Jude Scott (Media and Communications Manager, NT BOM) and David Holmes (Director, Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub) share their experiences communicating AMOS sciences and discuss the role of evaluation in successful communication.

12:30PM - 1:30PM
Chairs: Kathleen Beyer & Aaron Coutts-Smith


Lost in Translation? Delivering high impact science for climate resilient decision making

This workshop targets climate researchers looking to go beyond publications as a measure of impact and who want to see their work inform government and private sector decision-making. The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH) will provide insights on its end-user needs driven process, which has been instrumental in translating climate change research into useable products that are now informing policy and decision-making across NSW. OEH is uniquely positioned to achieve this by having climate and weather science capability, knowledge brokerage and advisory functions and a role in government policy development. The workshop will provide guidance on how to translate climate and weather research findings into applicable results for use beyond the scientific community, into sectors such as health, air pollution forecasting, transport, and infrastructure. We invite workshop participants to describe what research they are working on now, discuss what impacts and relevance that research might have, and identify potential external collaborators/stakeholders.

The workshop will include discussion on current science from participants (30mins), tips and guidance provided through case studies, lessons learned, and good practice examples for establishing collaborations with key stakeholders (45 mins), Q&A (15 mins).

Weather and climate science

Kathleen Beyer  NSW Office of Environment & Heritage 02 9995 5476 / 0472845868

Aaron Coutts-Smith  NSW Office of Environment & Heritage
02 9995 6909

NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

12:30PM - 1:30PM
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Room 5 (Waterfront 2)
Chair: Melissa Lyne

Whether it’s the media, industry, or a school group, regular communication training will help your experts connect with their intended audiences. This session is useful for those who want to know what to look for when outsourcing training, or those who need/want to do it for others as part of their role.

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Posters in this session:

4:00PM - 5:00PM
Room 5 (Waterfront 2)
Chairs: Melissa Lyne & Karen Pearce

This is a drop-in session for those who want to discuss and develop their own communication ideas, or find out more information on communicating the AMOS sciences.

6:00PM - 10:00PM