Our new media strategy following our mid-term review, which aims to reach out to stakeholders beyond academia, is already bearing fruit. And this new focus received a real boost with the release of the IPCC Working Group 1 report.
The past four months have seen our engagement with policymakers and industry accelerate. CLEX has been extremely active in briefing Federal and State policymakers, businesses and other stakeholders on the new IPCC report, growing our impact and influence well beyond academia.
At the time of writing, four of our five nodes are in lockdown. In the meantime, we have refreshed the researcher development program, postponed our winter school (again) but still created a range of engaging sessions and workshops for students and ECRs.
A three-year position is available in CMS after Annette Hirsch accepted a position with Deloitte. Meanwhile, CMS released a new version of CABLE-WRF, developed a data and code collection, redesigned training sources on the CMS wiki, and have helped create access to new configurations in ACCESS-ESM1.5.
The Drought program has had a busy few months engaging with industry, the public, and policymakers in Australia and around the world, while our research continues to break new ground.
The modelling program has now settled in with weekly MOM/COSIMA meetings while working with other research programs on projects that will continue to improve our models and the way we use them in our research. This work has extended to industry and peer network stakeholders.
The Attribution and Risk program is taking shape with regular meetings on the fourth Wednesday of every month and has established focused questions and research around the processes that shape Australian extremes and the advanced machine learning/statistical approaches that will help produce the answers.
For four weeks in May and June this year, Maurice Huguenin was fortunate enough to take part in an oceanographic research voyage aboard CSIRO’s RV Investigator from Hobart to Brisbane.
An interesting conversation at Kim Reid’s first AMOS Conference led not only to a new PhD topic but also to her taking part in an international collaborative research project.
Zebedee Nicholls has now completed his PhD and has some very useful advice for those still going through the process. He also took part in a long-form multimedia article with the ABC, which was quite a different experience.