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Science of Extreme Events: public briefing

Science of extreme events:

Enabling better management of fire, floods, drought and cyclones in Australia

Extreme fire, flood, drought and cyclone events are a fact of life in Australia. Good science, underpinned by research infrastructure that facilitates integration across diverse disciplines, is helping us to better understand and manage the impacts of these extreme events on our ecosystems, as well as the communities and industries that depend upon them. Working closely with many partners – such as the Bureau – TERN’s infrastructure is being used to improve our capacity to investigate, prepare for, manage and recover from extreme events.

On Monday 10th February 2014 leading TERN researchers presented some of the latest scientific insights and products relevant to managing and recovering from extreme events, such as fire, floods, drought and cyclones. This free public briefing was kindly hosted by the Bureau of Meteorology.

 

 

 

Welcome and introduction

Louise Minty (

 

TERN Extreme Events Public Briefing Louise Minty BoM from TERN Australia on Vimeo.

Extreme environmental events:  Meeting the science challenges of detection, attribution and adaptation

David Bowman ( )

 

TERN Extreme Events Public Briefing David Bowman UTAS from TERN Australia on Vimeo.

Helping stakeholders detect and quantify the impacts of fires on ecosystems

Alex Held ( )

 

TERN Extreme Events Public Briefing Alex Held CSIRO from TERN Australia on Vimeo.

Quantifying the impact of cyclones on Australian tropical ecosystems

Brad Evans ( )

 

TERN Extreme Events Public Briefing Evans MQ from TERN Australia on Vimeo.

Drought and flooding rains: an Australian story

Glenda Wardle ( )

 

TERN Extreme Events Public Briefing Glenda Wardle from TERN Australia on Vimeo

Improving understanding and management of floods and coastal events

Andy Steven (

 

TERN Extreme Events Public Briefing Andy Steven CSIRO from TERN Australia on Vimeo.

Questions and close

Andrew Campbell  (

 

TERN Extreme Events Public Briefing Andrew Campbell from TERN Australia on Vimeo.

     

 

A few pictures from the event...

David Bowman of the University of Tasmania in front of a full house at the BoM in Canberra Alex Held of CSIRO discussing how TERN's infrastructure can detect and quantify the impacts of fires on ecosystems
Macquarie University's Brad Evans and TERN's Suzanne Long take questions from the crowd Glenda Wardle of Sydney University talking about drought in Queensland
CSIRO's Andy Steven discussing the recent Gold Coast storms and how TERN was there to monitor the event Andrew Campbell of Charles Darwin University takes a question from the audience

 

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