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2019 Australian Forum for Operational Oceanography

Pullman Albert Park Melbourne

FOO 2019 | 15 – 16 October 2019

Join us for the 3rd Australian Forum for Operational Oceanography

The third Forum for Operational Oceanography will be held on the 15-16 October 2019, at the Pullman Albert Park Melbourne. The forum will be held over two full days, starting at 9 am and finishing 5 pm each day.

The program will have two major themes, with the following topic areas:

  1. Opportunities for operational oceanography to drive the development of Australian marine industries
    • Next generation ocean remote sensing
    • In situ ocean observing, especially near real time
    • Ocean modelling and forecasting
    • Big ocean data
    • Marine renewable energy
  2. Risks to Australian marine industries and the role of operational oceanography in helping to manage them
    • Climate risks
    • Operational uncertainties (e.g. swell, wind waves, internal waves, surface currents)

The program will consist of a mix of invited speakers and talks selected through an open call for abstracts addressing the themes/topics.

Program

To view the full program CLICK HERE!

Venue

The 2019 Forum will be held at the Pullman Albert Park Melbourne. The address is 65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004.

Accommodation

We have accomodation rooms held at the hotel for Forum attendees. The rates are listed below and you can book rooms when you register for the Forum. Accommodation rooms will be released 60-days prior to the conference.

Registration

Registration for the 2019 Forum for Operational Oceanography is now open and will be closing on the 14 October 2019.

Early Bird Registration will close on the 5 August 2019.

Prices will be as follows:

  • Early Bird – $300
  • Standard – $400

Register Here

Accommodation

Pullman & Mercure Melbourne Albert Park overlooks picturesque Albert Park Lake, close to St Kilda, Chapel Street precincts, the Melbourne CBD and Port Melbourne.

PULLMAN CLASSIC ROOM

Measuring 30 square-metres, this stylish and modern guest room is designed for relaxing business and leisure stays. Room features include Pullman hypoallergenic featherbeds (one King, two King Singles or two Queen Beds available), 40-inch LCD TV, iPod docking station, multimedia connectivity panel, WiFi access, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, Co-Bigelow bathroom amenities, robe and slippers and walk in shower.

Rate: $240 per night, including breakfast.

MERCURE SUPERIOR ROOM

Located onsite at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, this contemporary style room features either one King bed or twin beds on request, sofa,
ensuite bathroom, flatscreen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board and signature Mercure bathroom amenities

Rate: $180 per night, including breakfast.

Venue Address:

65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004

Pullman Room

Mercure Room

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

CLICK HERE to view the full program!

TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER

  • Forum Opening
  • Forum Sessions
  • Forum Dinner – 1800 – 2100

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER

  • Forum Sessions
  • Forum Close

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor David Karoly, CSIRO

A national perspective on management of climate risks to Australia’s blue economy 

David Karoly is Leader of the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub. He is an internationally recognised expert on climate change and climate variability.

The NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub is committed to building world-leading climate and Earth systems science capability and using our understanding of Australia’s past, present and future climate to supply useful and accessible climate information for Australia.

In this keynote, Professor Karoly will focus on the information required to manage climate risk in Australia’s valuable marine industries, collectively referred to as the blue economy.

 

Dr John Siddorn, UK Met Office

The UK ocean prediction community, current status and future directions

John Siddorn is Head of the Ocean Forecasting Research and Development (OFRD) group at the UK Met Office. He is also co-chair of the National Partnership for Ocean Prediction (NPOP), which has much in common with Australia’s Forum for Operational Oceanography (FOO).

In his keynote, Dr Siddorn will give an overview of ocean prediction in the UK, and highlight developments in coupled short-range prediction, eddy resolving forecasting systems, and data assimilation and use of observations.

 

 

Dr Jim Stear, Chevron

Application of oceanography and meteorology to improve design and operation of offshore and onshore structures – what next?

Jim Stear is a Senior Metocean Specialist at Chevron, and Chair of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) Metocean Committee.

In his keynote, Dr Stear will talk about the application of oceanography and meteorology to improve design and operation of offshore and onshore structures. His talk will be in the session “Risks to Australian marine industried ans the role of operational oceanography in helping to manage them”. It will focus on operational uncertainties (e.g. swell, wind waves, internal waves, surface currents).

A/Professor Irene Penesis, University of Tasmania

The Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)

Irene Penesis is Research Director for the Blue Economy CRC.

Announced in Launceston on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 by Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews, the Blue Economy CRC aims to drive an evolution in marine-based industries, unlocking enormous economic, environmental and technological benefits. This $329 million research project is a 10-year collaboration between 45 national and international partners from industry, research and government, underpinned by a $70 million cash investment from the Federal Government. The Blue Economy CRC imagines a future where integrated seafood and renewable energy production systems operate offshore and where the community and industry have confidence they are safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible.

The future envisioned by the Blue Economy CRC will need high quality operational oceanography if it is to be realised, and this keynote provides and exciting focal point for the “opportunities” session at FOO 2019.

QUESTIONS

Program

The program will be realeased 31 May 2019 (pending speaker registration).

For questions about the program, please contact the Conference Convenor, Indi-Hodgson-Johnston, indiah.hodgsonjohnston@utas.edu.au.

Registration & Accommodation

For registration and accommodation enquiries, please contact the team at Conference Design, mail@conferencedesign.com.au.

More Information

For more information about the Forum for Operational Oceanography, past events, and the activities of its Working Groups, please visit foo.org.au  

HOSTS & SPONSORS

PULLMAN ALBERT PARK, MELBOURNE

VISTING MELBOURNE

Federation Square
Melbourne Aquarium
Eureka Skydeck 88
Queen Vic Markets
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens

Invitation to Submit

We invite you to submit an abstract for consideration as an oral presentation at FOO 2019. Participants are invited to submit an abstract on one of the nominated symposium themes or to nominate a topic of their own choice.

Abstracts should be of no more than 250 words. Please include a 100 word biography of the presenting author in your submission. Abstracts can be submitted online now via the abstract submission portal. Submissions will close Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Submission Portal

Submissions have now closed and authors will be notified shortly.

Themes

  • Opportunities for operational oceanography to drive the development of Australian marine industries
    • Next generation ocean remote sensing
    • In situ ocean observing, especially near real time
    • Ocean modelling and forecasting
    • Big ocean data
    • Marine renewable energy
  • Risks to Australian marine industries and the role of operational oceanography in helping to manage them
    • Climate risks
    • Operational uncertainties (e.g. swell, wind waves, internal waves, surface currents)

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