10 March 2022, at 12pm (AEDT)
Link sent upon registration
A Climate Services for Agriculture (CSA) workshop, in partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology, will take place on 10 March at 12PM. This event is an opportunity to represent your community and have a say in designing climate services that will help Australian farms and communities prepare for the future.
The Future Drought Fund’s CSA program aims to support the Australian agricultural sector and regional communities to build resilience to future drought and climate risks. The Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO are developing this tool to help farmers anticipate what future climate in their region might look like, how it could impact production of key commodities and what can be done to prepare.
They have developed the tool so far with input from farmers in a number of pilot regions – and want to continue the conversation to make sure the tool is practical and can make a real difference.
Lynette (Bureau of Meteorology) will be presenting the seasonal outlook features of the Climate Services for Agriculture tool, whilst Carly (CSIRO) will be presenting the past and future climate projections.
In this workshop you’ll have an opportunity to hear directly from representatives of the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, who will be on hand to answer your questions and listen to your ideas about the development of these new services.
We want your help to make sure the CSA initiative meets your needs. Please consider signing up to take part by sending an email to [email protected].
Lynette is a Senior Climatologist in Climate Services at the Bureau of Meteorology and has a PhD in climate science. The Climate Services section is responsible for the preparation and analysis of Australia’s climate record and provides capability for outlooks, predictions and projections. This includes the provision of routine and ad hoc information on recent climate, long term records, seasonal outlooks and long-term projections. Lynette examines and communicates on changes to Australia’s climate including long-term trends in rainfall and temperature and the interaction with extreme events. Another focus is drought across Australia and how the Bureau can best communicate and inform around this. Lynette also works on the Climate Services for Agriculture project and enjoys talking to users of climate information on how the service can best answer their needs.
Carly is a CSIRO research scientist in oceans and atmosphere. She has previously worked for Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC and completed her PhD in hydroclimatology from the University of Newcastle. Her research has focused on the identification of global and local-scale atmospheric and oceanic processes, including those stemming from the Southern Ocean, that drive hydroclimatic variability in Australia.
Carly is a research scientist within the Climate Services for Agriculture project.
There are 8 pilot regions:
Regions have been selected in order to pick up a wide diversity of climatic regions and commodities.