Histories: Singapore’s Climate in the Past, Present and Future

NASA 2021 Earth System Science Technology Forum: Session 4: Aerosols, Clouds, Convection, and Precipitation

The 2021 Earth Science Technology Forum (ESTF2021) will look a bit different this year: instead of the usual multi-day meeting in June, eight virtual sessions will be held on Thursdays from May through early July. These 2.5-hour sessions will include a targeted set of technology presentations around an Earth science theme, followed by a panel... View Article

Our future ocean

Webinar University of Melbourne

Register here The ocean is integral to planetary and human sustenance.  It has a crucial role to play in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals as well as currently in the recovery from the COVID-19 global pandemic particularly through strategies for growing the blue economy. But the health of the ocean itself is under severe... View Article

Celebrating our oceans: From Australia to the Pacific to Antarctica

Manning Clark Hall, Cultural Centre Kambri (ANU Building 153) University Avenue, Acton, ACT, Australia

To celebrate World Oceans’ Day, join us to learn & discuss the challenges to the health of our oceans & what can be done to protect them. About this event Oceans act as life support systems for our planet. Our fresh water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the... View Article

Mis)(Dis)information, online social networks, and mathematics

Webinar University of Melbourne

Register here. In recent years there has been an explosion of concern around terms like ‘fake news’, ‘misinformation’, and ‘disinformation’. And online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are often implicated (with good reason) in their spread. But what do each of these terms mean, how do they differ, and what role do the... View Article

Maximising benefits of environmental flows through adaptive management

Webinar University of Melbourne

Environmental water is critical for improving Australia’s freshwater systems. But maximising the benefits from this water can be difficult as environmental responses to watering are often poorly understood. Adaptive management is a process for improving the effectiveness of natural resource management by learning from experience and using current knowledge to inform decision making. Multiple iterations... View Article

Protecting the oceans to preserve the climate

Webinar: French Embassy (UK) London, United Kingdom

Register here. As we head towards COP26, find out about the role our oceans play in climate change. About this event What is the role of the oceans in climate change? As we head towards COP26, our expert panel of speakers from France and the UK look at the urgent need to protect the oceans... View Article

Cleaning up with science

Theatre A (G06), Elisabeth Murdoch Building (134). Melbourne University. Theatre A (G06), Elisabeth Murdoch Building (134), Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Register here. How we’re using science to fix the mess we’ve made. From introduced invasive species to pollution and climate change, we’re now facing a lot of issues that society has created itself. This Dean’s Lecture will explore scientific solutions to anthropogenic problems, with speeches including: Saving urban platypus with smart rainwater tanks (& their... View Article

President’s Conversation, Bearing Witness? – humanities teaching in a time of environmental catastrophe

Webinar: Australian Academy of the Humanities 3 Liversidge Street, Acton, ACT, Australia

Professor Nigel Clark, co-editor of ‘Environmental Humanities Approaches to Climate Change’, recently commented that ‘bearing witness to the demise or death of what we love is now … an unavoidable part of teaching’*. Scholars increasingly document the emotional labour involved in work on climate change, but there has been limited attention to what this means... View Article

The 2021 Howitt Lecture: Coastal Resilience: How Landforms Cope with Changing Waves and Rising Seas

The Royal Society of Victoria 8 Latrobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Our coast is a dynamic system. As the protective boundary between the land and sea it absorbs the constant energy it receives from waves and tides and in doing so creates the landforms on which people recreate and build. The forms we see on the coast today are the result of each interaction waves have... View Article


Histories: Singapore’s Climate in the Past, Present and Future

National Library Board, Singapore 1 Canning Rise, Singapore, Singapore

Register here About this event Singapore’s climate is changing. We can expect it to continue evolving in the future with anthropogenic climate change and a changing urban landscape. With more frequent and intense extreme temperature and rainfall events as well as sea-level rise projected in the future, we can expect the environment we live in... View Article