Plenary abstracts

Johann van der Merwe: Journey into uncharted territory: ‘protecting the conservation values of a sensitive area’

Published on June 26th, 2013 | by Simi

[php]echo(single_post_title());[/php] [php]_e(‘Published on’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_time(‘F jS, Y’);[/php] | [php]_e(‘by’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_author();[/php] The introduction of non-indigenous species to Barrow Island Nature Reserve was considered one of the most critical issues the Gorgon Project had to address for [&hellip... Read More


Mark Lawrence: The new post-crisis paradigm for financial risk management

Published on June 24th, 2013 | by Simi

[php]echo(single_post_title());[/php] [php]_e(‘Published on’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_time(‘F jS, Y’);[/php] | [php]_e(‘by’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_author();[/php] The global financial crisis was a catastrophic failure of financial risk management and risk governance in many of the world’s largest financial institutions. Following the [&hellip... Read More


Mark Burgman: Experts, judgment and the intelligence game

Published on June 16th, 2013 | by Jo

[php]echo(single_post_title());[/php] [php]_e(‘Published on’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_time(‘F jS, Y’);[/php] | [php]_e(‘by’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_author();[/php] Expert judgments are pervasive, especially when data are scarce, consequences are important and the decision is imminent. This presentation examines the role that expert judgment [&hellip... Read More


Julie Arblaster: Earth System Models – tools for understanding climate variability and change

Published on May 29th, 2013 | by Emily Corbett

[php]echo(single_post_title());[/php] [php]_e(‘Published on’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_time(‘F jS, Y’);[/php] | [php]_e(‘by’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_author();[/php] Our future climate depends on both the inherent variability in the Earth’s biogeophysical system and the response of this system to the social, energy and [&hellip... Read More


David Bailey: Conquering numerical error

Published on May 29th, 2013 | by Emily Corbett

[php]echo(single_post_title());[/php] [php]_e(‘Published on’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_time(‘F jS, Y’);[/php] | [php]_e(‘by’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_author();[/php] The proliferation of extremely large-scale, highly parallel computation (in some cases involving one million or more processors) has greatly exacerbated issues of numerical error and [&hellip... Read More


Simon Barry and Peter Caley: Managing Biosecurity for a Planet at Risk

Published on May 29th, 2013 | by Emily Corbett

[php]echo(single_post_title());[/php] [php]_e(‘Published on’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_time(‘F jS, Y’);[/php] | [php]_e(‘by’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_author();[/php] For a planet at risk, maintaining a countries biosecurity is a challenging task.  The data are often sparse and relate to potentially complex processes such [&hellip... Read More


Prof. Christopher Budd: Data Assimilation in weather forecasting

Published on May 29th, 2013 | by Emily Corbett

[php]echo(single_post_title());[/php] [php]_e(‘Published on’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_time(‘F jS, Y’);[/php] | [php]_e(‘by’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_author();[/php] Data assimilation is the process of systematically including (often noisy) data into a forecast. It is now widely used in numerical weather prediction and its [&hellip... Read More


John Cook: The challenges of communicating the reality of climate change

Published on May 29th, 2013 | by Emily Corbett

[php]echo(single_post_title());[/php] [php]_e(‘Published on’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_time(‘F jS, Y’);[/php] | [php]_e(‘by’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_author();[/php] Communicating the reality of climate change is a deceptively difficult proposition. The average layperson thinks of climate as the weather they experience in their daily [&hellip... Read More


Kate Evans: Recent strategies and challenges for simulation and reproducibility in global climate modelling

Published on May 29th, 2013 | by Emily Corbett

[php]echo(single_post_title());[/php] [php]_e(‘Published on’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_time(‘F jS, Y’);[/php] | [php]_e(‘by’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_author();[/php] Global climate models (GCM) spanning a wide range of complexity are able to reproduce present day climate quite well. A wealth of studies demonstrating their [&hellip... Read More


David Fox: Data Science – Statistical Science for the Environment

Published on May 29th, 2013 | by Emily Corbett

[php]echo(single_post_title());[/php] [php]_e(‘Published on’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_time(‘F jS, Y’);[/php] | [php]_e(‘by’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_author();[/php] Statistics has been an integral component of the scientific method. It has provided us with tools and methods for extracting signals from noise; detecting patterns [&hellip... Read More


Dr Bronwyn Harch: Data Science – informing insights, understanding and decision making relevant to Planet Earth

Published on May 29th, 2013 | by Emily Corbett

[php]echo(single_post_title());[/php] [php]_e(‘Published on’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_time(‘F jS, Y’);[/php] | [php]_e(‘by’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_author();[/php] Data science continues to evolve as we move from an analogue to a digital sensing paradigm for Planet Earth. The scale of inference ranges from [&hellip... Read More


Professor David Karoly: Modelling variations in extreme weather and climate events and understanding their causes

Published on May 29th, 2013 | by Emily Corbett

[php]echo(single_post_title());[/php] [php]_e(‘Published on’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_time(‘F jS, Y’);[/php] | [php]_e(‘by’, ‘gonzo’);[/php] [php]the_author();[/php] Australia is a land of extreme weather and climate events; a land of droughts and flooding rains. The extreme rainfall and floods in 2010-2012 and [&hellip... Read More


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