Our future ocean

IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a changing climate: Key findings for ocean and polar regions

Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) 4th Floor, Matthews Building, UNSW, Kensington, NSW, Australia

Nathaniel Bindoff (UTas / CLEX) In September 2019 the IPCC released its Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC), which assesses physical processes and impacts of climate change on ocean, coastal, polar and mountain ecosystems. It also assesses consequences for human communities and options for people to adapt to climate-related... View Article

How land surface properties modulate global-scale climate

UNSW Zoom Online, Kensington, NSW, Australia

The large-scale climate plays an important role in controlling the distribution of vegetation on the land surface. However, changes in vegetation can also modulate the large-scale climate system. Vegetation controls many physical properties of the land surface, including albedo, aerodynamic roughness, and how hard it is to evaporate water. Each of these surface properties modulates... View Article

BOM Webinar – Winter 2021 climate and water update

BoM Webinar No physical address, Australia

Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now. Register here. Join our climate experts for an update on temperature, rainfall and other conditions to date, and an in-depth look at the outlook for winter 2021. Register now to learn how the Bureau's climate and water information can... View Article

“Why should I bother?” to “Yes, we can!”: Risk, willingness, and cooperation in action on climate change

Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) 4th Floor, Matthews Building, UNSW, Kensington, NSW, Australia

Ben Newell (UNSW).  A complete policy response to climate change, habitat destruction, plastic pollution, and other Anthropocene challenges requires action by governments, industries, nongovernmental organizations, and individuals. Attempts to drive change at the individual level often confront reactions like “Why should I bother altering my behavior? And if I do change, will my actions make... View Article

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