1st Announcement

19 July 2019

Bureau of Meteorology Annual R&D Workshop

Forecasting for the Future: New science for improved weather, water, ocean and climate services

25-29 November 2019

Melbourne, Australia

The Bureau of Meteorology Annual R&D Workshop 2019 will be held in Melbourne, Australia from 25-29 November 2019. The workshop will provide a forum for national and international researchers, including researchers from across the Bureau, CSIRO, industry and our university partners, to communicate innovations and advances in sciences related to weather, water, ocean and climate services.

In order to meet the increasing demands of users and deliver greater impact and value, service providers are transforming the way in which they work. This transformation process requires significantly enhanced capability in science and technology. Key advances that enhance our abilities include:

  • developments in Earth system modelling and high performance computing,
  • improving our ability to use an increasing diversity and number of observations,
  • extended forecast automation,
  • the application of machine learning,
  • the development of impact-based forecasting,
  • improvements in the communication and use of uncertainty information, and
  • closer engagement with social and economic sciences.

The workshop aims to bring together experts from across these fields to discuss ways we can work together to provide the Australian and international community with improved services and improved decision making abilities, resulting in greater impact and value. The workshop comprises invited speakers only, but is open to all to attend.

More information can be found at the workshop website which will be regularly updated as further details become available.

On behalf of the organising committee, we hope that you can join us at the Bureau of Meteorology Annual R&D Workshop 2019

Diana Greenslade and Leon Majewski
Workshop Co-Convenors
19 July 2019