The 2023 Bureau of Meteorology Annual Research and Development Workshop was held in Melbourne 7–10 August 2023. Recordings of presentations can be accessed through the ‘Program’ tab at the top of this page - then click on the icon next to the title of the presentation. Posters presented at the workshop can be accessed through the ‘Posters’ tab.

This year's theme will be 'Towards seamless science and services'. We are bringing together experts to discuss the latest science and thinking to support seamless weather and climate services that meet increasingly sophisticated user needs.

The growing likelihood of high impact weather events affecting Australian society, government, industry and the natural environment, such as those resulting in the 2019–20 Black Summer fires and the 2021–22 floods, brings an urgent need to look at measures to reduce the risks and impact of natural hazards.

The vision of the Bureau and its partners is to provide seamless and targeted information and services, from past observations to multi-decadal climate projections, to help inform better preparation for, response to and recovery from high impact weather events. In this context, 'seamless' refers to the integration and consistency of data, models, products, services and insights that enable timely and informed decisions by customers everywhere.

The workshop will include in-person and hybrid sessions. Topics will cover:

  • innovative modelling and data analysis methods,
  • user requirements,
  • how we can work together to provide seamless services that are consistent and integrated and inform decision-making nationwide and across diverse sectors.

For the Workshop Organising Committee

Brad Murphy and Doerte Jakob


This year's R&D annual workshop will be a hybrid conference at Karstens Melbourne, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne Victoria.

Sessions and assorted speakers

View full program here

Partner perspective and user needs

  • Gilbert Brunet (Bureau of Meteorology)
  • Judith Landsberg (Australian Climate Service)
  • Chris Johnston (Climate Risks and Impacts, DCCEEW)
  • Matt Beaty (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

Examples of good practice

  • Nicola Golding (UKMO - United Kingdom)
  • Samantha Burgess (Copernicus - United Kingdom)
  • Andrew Robertson (International Research Institute for Climate and Society - USA)

Climate Hazards and Risk forecasts

  • Naomi Benger (Bureau of Meteorology)
  • Simon Quilty (Australian National University)

Advances in Modelling and Projections

  • Ramona Dalla Pozza (University of Tasmania)
  • Michael Grose (CSIRO)

Machine learning and Infrastructure

  • Ilene Carpenter (HPE)
  • Ben Evans (National Computing Infrastructure)

Innovations in using observations

  • Bryan Hodge (Bureau of Meteorology)

Extreme event attribution, likelihoods and impacts

  • Pandora Hope (Bureau of Meteorology)
  • Doug Richardson (University of NSW)

Designing and delivering seamless services

  • David Vallee (NOAA - USA)
  • Jonathan Dennis (Powerlink Queensland)

Communication and co-design of services

  • Aysha Fleming (CSIRO)
  • Isadora Jimenez (Lobelia Earth - Spain)

Poster sessions (virtual)

AMOS events

The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) is planning celebrations to mark their 50th Anniversary to coincide with the Bureau R&D workshop. The AMOS Gala Winter Ball (networking event) will be held in Melbourne at the RACV club on Thursday evening, 10 August followed by a one-day symposium at the Melbourne Museum Theatre on Friday, 11 August. For information and registration visit the AMOS event webpage.

The 2023 Annual R&D Workshop is hosted by the Bureau of Meteorology with generous support from the following sponsors:

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