Workshop Program Overview

Day 1: Monday
November 25th
Day 2: Tuesday
November 26th
Day 3: Wednesday
November 27th
Day 4: Thursday
November 28th
Opening Address
Seamless Forecasting Nowcasting Seasonal Climate
Applications Short-range Forecasting Seasonal Impact Forecasting
Observations Short-range Forecasting Climate Machine Learning
High Performance Computing Short-range Forecasting Climate Machine Learning
Icebreaker Closing Remarks

Book of Abstracts

Abstracts have been collated into a Bureau of Meteorology Research Report which is now available for download.

Workshop Program

Day 1: Monday November 25th

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Workshop Opening

08:15 - 08:45Arrival tea and coffee
08:45 - 09:00Housekeeping
09:00 - 09:15Welcome to Country
09:15 - 09:30Opening Address

Seamless Forecasting, Chaired by Oscar Alves

09:30 - 10:00Sean Milton
Met Office
Keynote: Seamless model development for future weather and climate services
10:00 - 10:15Matt Hawcroft
University of Southern Queensland
The benefits of increased model resolution, coupling and improved physics to forecast skill: a case study in Northern Queensland
10:15 - 10:30Gilbert Brunet
Bureau of Meteorology
On the Resonances and Teleconnections of the North Atlantic and Madden-Julian Oscillations
10:30 - 10:45Chantal Donnelly
Bureau of Meteorology
Towards Seamless National Water Services - Past to Future
Break (10:45 - 11:15)

Applications, Chaired by Kate Vinot

11:15 - 11:45Jan Flynn
Keynote: Offshore industry future needs
11:45 - 12:00Urs Baeumer
Queensland Transport and Main Roads
Rainfall radar and hydrology - A lot of potential, but does it deliver?
12:00 - 12:15Tim Wells
Country Fire Authority
Using Bureau of Meteorology services to predict bushfire: an end-user perspective
12:15 - 12:30Ben Jones
Australian Energy Market Operator
Application of climate data and knowledge to the electricity sector
12:30 - 12:45Rob Vertessy
University of Melbourne
Water Security in the Murray Darling Basin: The role of climate change
Lunch (12:45 - 13:45)

Observations, Chaired by Bryan Hodge

13:45 - 14:15Scott Carpentier
Bureau of Meteorology
Keynote: What we've learned from observing Antarctic weather and climate
14:15 - 14:30Jane Warne
Bureau of Meteorology
Why It Matters In A Non-Normal World
14:30 - 14:45Marit Kragt
University of Western Australia
Farmers Use Of Weather And Forecast Information In The Western Australian Wheatbelt
14:45 - 15:00Mark Broomhall
Geoscience Australia
Analysis Ready Data validation and the wonderful world of drones
15:00 - 15:15Yi Huang
University of Melbourne
Validation of Cloud Properties Derived from Himawari-8 Geostationary Satellite: Advancement and Challenges
Break (15:15 - 15:45)

High Performance Computing, Chaired by Tony Hirst

15:45 - 16:15Ilene Carpenter
Cray Inc.
Keynote: Shasta for Modeling, Simulation, Analytics and AI for Weather and Climate
16:15 - 16:30Ben Evans
National Computational Infrastructure
What's next for our climate and weather research infrastructure?
16:30 - 16:45Wendy Sharples
Bureau of Meteorology
Life in a post exascale world
16:45 - 17:00Bruce Arthur
Bureau of Meteorology
Upcoming HPC Upgrade And HPC Services Roadmap


Icebreaker (17:30 - 19:30)

Day 2: Tuesday November 26th

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Nowcasting, Chaired by Leon Majewski

09:00 - 09:30Sujay Kumar
Keynote: Remote sensing and data assimilation for the characterisation of terrestrial water cycle
09:30 - 09:45Alan Seed
Bureau of Meteorology
STEPS: Radar rainfall nowcasts for decision support in an age of uncertainty
09:45 - 10:00Rashmi Mittal
Lightning Nowcasting at Weatherzone - A current and future perspective
10:00 - 10:30Kevin Tory
Bureau of Meteorology
Keynote: Real-time use of the PyroCb Firepower Threshold for predicting pyrocumulonimbus development
Break (10:30 - 11:00)

Short-range Forecasting, Chaired by Susan Rennie

11:00 - 11:30Jaoa de Souza
MetOcean Solutions
Keynote: Present and future of ocean forecast in New Zealand - New perspective under the Moana Project
11:30 - 11:45Gary Dietachmayer
Bureau of Meteorology
Developments in ACCESS-C and CE
11:45 - 12:00Gary Brassington
Bureau of Meteorology
Developments for global ocean-sea ice and sub-mesoscale resolving regional ocean forecasting
12:00 - 12:15Aynul Kabir
Bureau of Meteorology
Research and operational advances in short range hydrological forecasting in Australia
12:15 - 12:30Stefan Zieger
Bureau of Meteorology
Developments in AUSWAVE
Lunch (12:30 - 13:30)

Short-range Forecasting, Chaired by Michael Foley

13:30 - 14:00Jeff Craven
Keynote: The National Blend of Models: a statistically post-processed multi-model ensemble
14:00 - 14:15Anja Schubert
Bureau of Meteorology
Guidance post processing present and future
14:15 - 14:30Gary Weymouth
Bureau of Meteorology
IMPROVER: a new probabilistic guidance post-processing system
14:30 - 15:00Hans-Joachim Koppert
Keynote: Automating the warning process at DWD - lessons learned
Break (15:00 - 15:30)

Short-range Forecasting, Chaired by Deryn Griffiths

15:30 - 16:00Andy Just
US National Weather Service
Keynote: A Streamlined Forecast Process utilizing ForecastBuilder and the Associated Culture Change
16:00 - 16:15Michael Foley
Bureau of Meteorology
Using Evidence to Streamline Forecast Production
16:15 - 16:30Jenny Sturrock
Bureau of Meteorology
Value-adding by operational meteorologists
16:30 - 16:45James Crow
Bureau of Meteorology
Improving client decision making
16:45 - 17:00Matalena Tofa
Macquarie University
Risk communication
Close (17:00)

Day 3: Wednesday November 27th

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Seasonal, Chaired by Rob Colman

09:00 - 09:15Sally Lavender
University of Southern Queensland
A new convection scheme for the UM: Idealised sensitivity experiments
09:15 - 09:30Guomin Wang
Bureau of Meteorology
Impacts and Predictability of Australian Wintertime Minimum Temperatures Driven by the MJO
09:30 - 09:45Eun-pa Lim
Bureau of Meteorology
Seasonal prediction of SH stratospheric polar vortex weakening and its impact on Australian climate
09:45 - 10:00Andrew King
University of Melbourne
Challenges in assessing skill of seasonal forecasts in Australia
10:00 - 10:15Tim Cowan
University of Southern Queensland
Prediction of the extreme conditions associated with the floods in northern queensland in ACCESS-S1
10:15 - 10:30Claire Spillman
Bureau of Meteorology
Seasonal Forecasting for marine management
Break (10:30 - 11:00)

Seasonal, Chaired by Debbie Hudson

11:00 - 11:15Jonathan Pollock
Bureau of Meteorology
The BoM's climate outlook service: Past, present and future
11:15 - 11:30David Jones
Bureau of Meteorology
Improving our capability and expanding what we offer
11:30 - 11:45Christine Killip
Weather your way
11:45 - 12:00Julien Lerat
Bureau of Meteorology
Towards A Seasonal Landscape Forecasting Service For Australia
12:00 - 12:15Pat Mitchell
Tailoring Seasonal Forecasts To Match The Requirements Of Australian Farming Systems
12:15 - 12:30Johan Boshoff
University of New England
Validation and impact of seasonal pasture availability and lamb growth predictions in ASKBILL
12:30 - 12:45Jaci Brown
Innovative pathways for delivering actionable weather and climate information
Lunch (12:45 - 13:45)

Climate, Chaired by Jaci Brown

13:45 - 14:15Carlo Buontempo
Keynote: Operational climate services in Europe: the case of the Copernicus Climate Change Service.
14:15 - 14:30Andrew Schepen
Medium-range forecasting of rainfall and water availability on Norfolk Island using ACCESS-S
14:30 - 14:45Louise Wilson
Bureau of Meteorology
An overview of the Bureau's current activities in hydrological projections and their links to future climate services
14:45 - 15:00Andrew Dowdy
Bureau of Meteorology
Bushfires, drought and weather extremes: seamless products from seasonal prediction to climate projections
Break (15:00 - 15:30)

Climate, Chaired by Pandora Hope

15:30 - 15:45Karl Braganza
Bureau of Meteorology
Climate Services For Climate Risk
15:45 - 16:00Scott Power
Bureau of Meteorology
The Rate At Which We Will Experience Unprecedented High Temperature Extremes: Benefits And Limitations Of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
16:00 - 16:15Sugata Narsey
Bureau of Meteorology
Climate Change Projections For Northern Australian Rainfall
16:15 - 16:30John Clarke
Victorian Climate Projections 2019: Turning Projection Datasets Into Projections
16:30 - 16:45Simon Allen
Diving into weather observations for non-traditional uses
16:45 - 17:00Richard Matear
Climate Analysis Forecasting Ensemble (CAFE) System - Early Results From The CSIRO Decadal Climate Forecasting Project
Close (17:00)

Day 4: Thursday November 28th

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Climate, Chaired by Christine Chung

09:00 - 09:30David Karoly
Keynote: Plans for the next generation of national and regional climate projections for Australia
09:30 - 09:45Chris Hewitt
Met Office
Climate services in the UK Met Office - challenges and solutions
09:45 - 10:00Ramona Dalla Pozza
VIC Dept of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Integrating climate projections into State Government decision-making
10:00 - 10:15Tim Johnston
Department of Environment and Energy
Coordination of Climate Science: next steps
10:15 - 10:45Ailie Gallant
Keynote: Improving climate change literacy through community and TV news
Break (10:45 - 11:15)

Impact Forecasting, Chaired by Diana Greenslade

11:15 - 11:45Ian Turner
UNSW Water Research Lab
Keynote: Beach Erosion Early Warning System (EWS): A New National Research Initiative
11:45 - 12:00David Hanslow
NSW Dept of Environment
Wave Overwash Warning at a Social Media Blackspot
12:00 - 12:15Harald Richter
Bureau of Meteorology
The impact of damaging winds on residential buildings
12:15 - 12:30Carla Mooney
Bureau of Meteorology
Future Warnings Policy
Lunch (12:30 - 13:30)

Machine Learning, Chaired by Justin Freeman

13:30 - 14:00Will Dubyak
United Services Automobile Association
Keynote: Meteorological Data and Machine Learning: A View from the Customer
14:00 - 14:15Peter Steinle
Bureau of Meteorology
Machine Learning and Environmental Modelling in an Exa-scale world
14:15 - 14:30Warren Jin
CSIRO Data 61
Machine Learning Applications for Weather/Climate
14:30 - 14:45Jeff Hansen
University of Western Australia
Using machine learning to improve operational wave forecasts
14:45 - 15:00Werner Scholz
Xenon Systems
Deep Learning for physics-based simulations and applications to weather modelling
Break (15:00 - 15:30)

Machine Learning, Chaired by Leon Majewski

15:30 - 16:00Ann Nicholson
Keynote: Machine Learning at Monash University and potential applications in meteorology
16:00 - 16:15Justin Freeman
Bureau of Meteorology
Enhancing digital content with machine learning and augmented reality
16:15 - 16:45Matthew Greensmith
Amazon Web Services
Keynote: AWS Machine Learning: Where and when?

Closing Remarks

Close (17:00)