Program

Sun 3 April | Mon 4 April | Tue 5 April | Wed 6 April | Thu 7 April | Fri 8 April

Sunday 3 April - Registration and welcome

16:00 Registration
17:00 Welcome reception
19:00 Close
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Monday 4 April - International and domestic science advances

 

Chair: Dr Bruce Mapstone, CSIRO

9:00 Welcome to Country - Ms Jeanette Singleton Tribal elder of the Yirrganydji people
  Conference welcome - Dr Bruce Mapstone, CSIRO
  Presentation - The Hon. Greg Combet, Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
9:30 Integrated science for our carbon future - Dr Megan Clark, CEO, CSIRO
10:00 Climate observations as a basis for climate science - Dr Greg Ayers, Director, Bureau of Meteorology
10:30 Morning tea
  Chair: Dr Will Howard, Office of the Chief Scientist
11:00 The carbon cycle: budgets, trends and lessons from southern hemisphere measurements  - Dr Sara Mikaloff Fletcher, NIWA (NZ)
11:30 Climatic uncertainties: clouds, aerosol, water vapour and climate feedbacks - Prof. Steven Sherwood, University of New South Wales
12:00 Decadal climate variability and near-term future climate - Dr Scott Power (AMSI Lecturer), Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research 
12:30 Observing climate variability and change in the global oceans: the Argo Program - Dr Dean Roemmich , Scripps Institution of Oceanography (USA)
13:00 Lunch
  Chair: Mr Anthony Swirepik,  Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
14:00 Sea level rise and the Earth's warming - Dr John Church, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research 
14:30 Climate change and Australia's coast: integrated science for adaptation - Ms Jo Mummery,  Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
15:00 Climate change and the future of the Great Barrier Reef - Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, University of Queensland
15:30 Afternoon tea
  Chair: Mr Paul Holper, CSIRO
16:00 PANEL: Climate change and ecosystems - Panellists: Prof. Lesley Hughes, Macquarie University; Dr Elvira Poloczanska, CSIRO; and Dr Lynda Chambers, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research
17:00 Book launch: CSIRO’s Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia
17:30 Poster session
18:30 Close

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Tuesday 5 April - Projections and impacts

  Chair: Mr David Robinson, QCCCE
9:00 Learning from climates of the past - Dr Janice Lough, Australian Institute of Marine Science 
9:30 Garnaut Climate Change Review: Update 2011 - Professor Ross Garnaut, University of Melbourne
10:15 Morning tea
  Chair: Dr Helen Cleugh, CSIRO
11:00 Opening address - The Hon. Kate Jones MP, Queensland Minister for Environment and Resource Management
11:30 Tropical cyclones and climate change: an Atlantic and Australian basins perspective - Mr Tom Knutson, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (USA)
12:00 National climate change projections: where to from here? - Dr Penny Whetton, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research
12:30 Through a lens darkly: climate adaptation in a complex world - Dr Benjamin Preston, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA)
13:00 Lunch
  Chair: Dr Scott Power, CAWCR
14:00 Energy and climate change - Dr Graeme Pearman, Graeme Pearman Consulting
14:30 Pathways to Australia's low carbon energy future - Dr Alex Wonhas, CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship
15:00 Developments in low greenhouse gas emissions energy technology - Dr Cameron Briggs, CSIRO Advanced Coal Technology
15:30 Afternoon tea
  Chair: Dr Bruce Mapstone, CSIRO
16:00 Special event: Converting the science into policy - Hosted by Kerry O'Brien. Panellists: Ms Harinder Sidhu, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency; Mr Greg Withers, Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management; Dr John Church, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research; Ms Marie Waschka, National Climate Change Adaptation Reseach Facility; Dr Graeme Pearman, Graeme Pearman Consulting; and Dr Benjamin Preston, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA)
17:15 Close
19:00 Conference dinner

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Wednesday 6 April

Technical tours

Choice of two technical tours with expert scientific guides - a day on the Great Barrier Reef or in the Daintree Rainforest.

Climate change adaptation conference

In conjunction with GREENHOUSE 2011, NCCARF will be hosting a one day climate change adaptation conference at the Cairns Convention Centre on Wednesday 6 April, 2011. For further information about the program, please visit the NCCARF website.

 

Thursday 7 April - Energy and climate impacts

  Chair: Dr Simon Torok, CSIRO
9:00 Progress in international negotiations - Clare Walsh, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
9:30 PANEL: Climate change and agriculture (Sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry) Panellists: Dr Mark Howden, CSIRO; Dr Mark Gibbs, DAFF; Dr Richard Eckard, University of Melbourne; Prof. Peter Grace, Queensland University of Technology.
10:30 Morning tea
11:00 Parallel sessions (see parallel session schedule - Thursday 7 April)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Parallel sessions (see parallel session schedule - Thursday 7 April)
15:40 Afternoon tea
16:00 Parallel sessions (see parallel session schedule - Thursday 7 April)
17:00 Poster session (Sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)
18:00 Close

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Friday 8 April - Tropical science

  Chair: Dr Bryson Bates, CSIRO
9:00 Advancing climate change science in small tropical island: challenges and risks - Dr Gillian Cambers, PCCSP
9:30 PANEL: Flood, fire and tempest: extreme events in Australia - Panellists: Dr John McBride, Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research; Dr Kevin Walsh, Unversity of Melbourne and Dr Sandra Schuster, Munich Re
10:30 Morning tea
11:00 Parallel sessions (see parallel session schedule - Friday 8 April )
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Parallel sessions (see parallel session schedule - Friday 8 April )
15:40 Wrap-up
16:00 Conference close

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