Videos and webinars

Access to videos and webinar recordings featuring PICCC projects, researchers, partners and staff are via the links below.

Forewarned is Forearmed (FWFA) Project Webinars

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Forewarned is forearmed: Outlooks and new features on the Bureau of Meteorology's website.

This webinar explores two new tools developed and recently released as part of the Forewarned is Forearmed project. The tools enable users to drill down to their location to view the chance of unseasonal and extreme temperature and rainfall for the weeks, months, and seasons ahead. The Bureau of Meteorology's Head of Operational Climate Services, Dr Andrew Watkins, is joined by Senior Climatologist Avijeet Ramchurn and Agriculture Victoria's Agronomist Advisor and Climate Specialist, Dale Grey to present and answer questions about the Forewarned is Forearmed new products. The session was facilitated by Prof Richard Eckard, Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (PICCC), University of Melbourne and recorded live on 08/11/2021.
A pdf of the PowerPoint slide pack is available here.

Forewarned is forearmed: Project update, CoP, extension and partner panel.

Kate Finger (BCG), Dale Grey and Graeme Anderson (AgVic) and Russell Pattinson (National Coordinator FWFA) provide an overview of the project's Work Package 4 activities: CoP and extension with an update of the overall FWFA project from Russell Pattinson. Following the short presentations, the Q&A panel includes discussion with FWFA Partners from Work Packages 1&2, Dr's Debbie Hudson and Harry Hendon (BoM) and Work Package 3, Dr Peter Hayman (SARDI) and Prof Richard Eckard (UoM) in this live webinar recording of 10/12/2020.

Managing extreme events in the southern Australian grazing industries.

Richard Eckard, Professor of Livestock Systems and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre, University of Melbourne explores case study work undertaken as part of the FWFA project to consider industry reference group identified extreme event scenarios in a southern grazing system in this live webinar recording of 20/10/2020.

Understanding forecasts and on-farm management of climate and variability.

Graeme Anderson, Climate Specialist, Agriculture Victoria shares insights from his multiple engagements (via FWFA and related projects) with rural communities along the modern forecast output spectrum on understanding weather forecasts, seasonal outlooks & climate change projections in this live webinar recording of 23/9/2020.

Climate risk in the grains and wine grape industry – frameworks to support the discussion between climate science and growers?

Dr Peter Hayman Principal Scientist, Climate Applications, South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), leader of FWFA Work Package 3 Grains and Wine Grapes industries project component and Barry Mudge, farmer and private consultant from Port Germein, SA, give an overview of Decision Analysis frameworks linking improvements in forecasts to on-farm decision making. Barry Mudge provides examples of his own decision making on a grain farm and Peter Hayman discusses a crop protection example from viticulture in this live webinar recording of 20/8/2020.

Past rainfall changes over Australia and implications for agriculture

Dr Katharina Waha, Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO, leader of the MCV funded research project presents findings on past and future rainfall changes over Australia and implications for agriculture in this live webinar recording of 28/7/2020.

Overview of the Managing Climate Variability R&D Program and Extreme Events Forecasting

Doug McNicholl, Sustainability Manager from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) provides an overview of the long-standing cross-sectoral MCV Program and introduces the Forewarned is Forearmed (FWFA) Rural R&D for Profit Project in this live webinar recording of 25/6/2020.

Forewarned is Forearmed Project - Forecasting - The Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Drs Debbie Hudson and Harry Hendon from the Bureau of Meteorology update progress across Work Packages 1 - "User needs and forecast development" and 2 - "Extreme forecasts development and delivery" in this live webinar recording of 17/2/2020.

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