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2019 Australian Forum for Operational Oceanography

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Program

DAY 1 – Tuesday 15th October 2019

8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:05 FOO 2019 Welcome and Introduction Jan Flynn, Woodside Energy Ltd
Theme 1 – The Australian Forum for Operational Oceanography
9:05 – 9:15 FOO Surface Waves Working Group – current activities and future plans Mark Hemer, CSIRO
9:15 – 9:30 15 priorities for wind-waves research Diana Greenslade, Bureau of Meteorology
9:30 – 9:40 FOO Surface Currents Working Group – current activities and future plans Craig Longmuir, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
9:40 – 9:55 Overview of Forum activities since FOO 2017 Tim Moltmann, Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS)
Theme 2 – Opportunities for operational oceanography to drive the development of Australian marine industries
9:55 – 10:25 Keynote #1 – The UK ocean prediction community John Siddorn, UK Met Office
10:25 – 10:45 NERA’s oceanography products Tim Duff, National Energy Resources Australia (NERA)
10:45 – 11:15 Morning Tea
11:15 – 11:35 The Wave Climate of the Southern Ocean Qingxiang Liu, University of Melbourne
11:35 – 11:55 The Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission: Opportunities and challenges Shane Keating, University of New South Wales
11:55 – 12:15 Ocean Current: New opportunities in satellite SST Madeleine Cahill, CSIRO
12:15 – 12:35 Operational Oceanography in support of marine traffic Roger Proctor, Tidetech
12:35 – 12:55 Precise positioning for the maritime sector Anna Riddell, Geoscience Australia (GA)
12:55 – 13:15 New Generation of Wave Forecast Models, Made in Australia Alexander Babinin, University of Melbourne
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 14:45 Keynote #2 The Blue Economy CRC Irene Penesis, University of Tasmania
14:45 – 15:05 Measuring waves and winds from Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV) Darren Burrowes, Bluezone Group
15:05 – 15:25 Using machine learning to improve operational wave forecasts Jeff Hansen, University of Western Australia
15:25 – 15:45 Evaluation of a machine learning framework to forecast storm surge Daryl Metters, Queensland Department of Environment and Science
15:45 – 16:15 Afternoon Tea
16:15 –16:35 Critical Thresholds for Data Sharing on the North West Shelf of Australia Greg Williams, RPS MetOcean
16:35 – 16:55 The feasibility of tidal energy within Australia’s future energy mix Irene Penesis, University of Tasmania
16:55 – 17:15 Wrap and reflection on the ‘opportunities’ theme FOO Steering Committee
17:15 CLOSE DAY 1
18:00 – 21:00 Conference Dinner

DAY 2 – Wednesday 16th October 2019

8:00 – 8:30 Arrival Tea and Coffee
Theme 3 – Risks to Australian marine industries and the role of operational oceanography in helping to manage them
8:30 – 9:00 Keynote #3 Application of oceanography and meteorology to improve design and operation of offshore and onshore structures what next? Jim Stear, Chevron/ International Association of Oil and Gas Producers
9:00 – 9:20 Design Tropical Cyclone Wind and Waves for North Western Australia Jeff Kepert, Bureau of Meteorology
9:20 – 9:40 Integrating physical and statistical models: a Bayesian approach to predictive uncertainty quantification of solitons Edwards Cripps, University of Western Australia
9:40 – 10:00 Innovative Wave Transformation Algorithm for Improved Short-term Wave Forecasting Sean Garber, Baird Australia
10:00 – 10:20 Using ocean models for safety and mission success in an operational environment: a Navy perspective Joanne Haynes, Department of Defence
10:20 – 11:00 Morning Tea
11:00 –11:20 Using predictive tools to locate containers from the YM Efficiency Giovanna Lorenzin, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
11:20 – 11:40 The development of the New Zealand Ocean Operational Forecast System Joao Marcos Azevedo Correia de Souza, MetOcean Solutions (NZ)
11:40 – 12:40 Bluelink ocean forecasting session

  • Global operations
  • Regional modelling
  • Global model advances
  • Orchestration framework

Edward King, CSIRO and Barbra Parker, Department of Defence

Gary Brassington, Bureau of Meteorology

David Griffin, Matthew Chamberlain and Uwe Rosebrock, CSIRO

12:40 – 13:40 Lunch
13:40 – 14:10 Keynote #4 Management of climate risks to Australias blue economy David Karoly, NESP Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub
14:10 – 14:30 Using seasonal forecasting to manage impacts of extreme ocean temperatures on marine industries Clair Spillman, Bureau of Meteorology
14:30 – 14:50 Operational products supporting the future management of the Great Barrier Reef Richard Brinkman, Australian Institute of Marine Science
14:50 – 15:10 Great Barrier Reef shipping – gaining insight from ocean modelling, observations and cloud-based data analytics Daniel Machado, BMT
15:10 – 15:30 Sea state verification Frans Schlack, Pilbara Ports Authority
15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon Tea
Theme 4 – What next for the Australian Forum for Operational Oceanography?
16:00 – 16:20 Wrap and reflection on the ‘risks’ theme FOO Steering Committee
16:20 – 16:30 The importance of FOO to Australian marine science – perspectives from a publicly-funded research infrastructure Tim Moltmann
16:30 – 16:45 What have we heard at FOO 2019?

  • What’s the same, what’s new?
  • What’s different?
  • What didn’t we hear?
Jan Flynn and Tim Moltmann
16:45 – 17:00 What next?

  • FOO 2021, working groups, other?
FOO Steering Committee
FOO 2019 CLOSE

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