AMOS/MSNZ Conference and ANZ Climate Forum 2017



About

Organised jointly by Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) and Meteorological Society of New Zealand (MSNZ), the conference will be held in conjunction with the Australian/New Zealand Climate Forum (ANZCF) from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 February 2017.

The overall theme is “Australasian weather, climate and oceans: past, present and future”.

As well as sessions within the main conference program, interesting proposals for workshops or “boot-camps” have been received. These will be held on Monday 6 February preceding the conference. The conference will organise computer laboratories and other teaching spaces to accommodate these workshops.

Abstracts

Abstract submission now closed.  Please contact admin@amos.org.au if you have any questions or require assistance.

List of proposed sessions

Click here for list of proposed sessions

 

Preliminary Programme


The conference and ANZCF will be held at the Australian National University.

The conference will run from 7–10 February, with the ANZCF incorporated within the conference on 9–10 February. Workshops and other peripheral sessions such as outreach meetings are being planned for Monday 6 February. It is envisioned that there will be two registration options, providing flexibility for participation:

  • AMOS/MSNZ conference (4 days)
  • ANZ Climate Forum only (2 days)

AMOS/MSNZ conference


It is expected that this conference will consist of up to four parallel sessions per day plus poster sessions. Two parallel sessions on both the 9th and 10th of February will be dedicated to the ANZCF, covering topics orientated to the interests of those who are just wishing to attend the ANZCF.


ANZCF


This is the first time the ANZCF has been held for seven years. The sessions of the ANZCF will be orientated towards topics of potential interest to both AMOS attendees and those who just wish to attend the ANZCF and will include sessions of interest to a wide climate and user community. It is also envisioned that some ANZCF sessions will include interactive sessions to draw climate scientists and users of climate information together to discuss issues such as what climate users want, data collection and dissemination. Other topics may include climate education, policy makers and climate, deep-time climate, climate and history/environment/ecosystems.


Proposed timetable of events


Mon 6 Feb Tue 7 Feb Wed 8 Feb Thu 9 Feb Fri 10 Feb
Morning Workshops AMOS/MSNZ
Up to 4 parallel sessions
AMOS/MSNZ
Up to 4 parallel sessions
AMOS/MSNZ
2 parallel sessions
AMOS/MSNZ
2 parallel sessions
Afternoon Workshops Posters Posters Posters

ANZCF
2 parallel sessions
Posters

ANZCF
2 parallel sessions
Evening Informal dinner Ice Breaker Conference Dinner ANZCF Reception
Free Public Forum

Free Public Forum


It is also planned to have a free public forum on one evening during the conference, most likely on the night of 9 February.