Understanding Weather Trends & Forecasting (WTF)

October 31, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Inverloch Hub
16 Abeckett Street
Inverloch VIC 3996
$10 per head (lunch provided)
Jill Vella
0408 208 350

Join us for a stimulating forum of ideas and information to build adaptation and resilience on your property.

10.30-11.30 am  Guest speaker: Jane Bunn (ABC TV Weather Presenter)

Meet Jane and hear her presentation on understanding  the weather. Learn more about the concepts of weather – how it works, the reliability of forecasts, how to see how much rain is coming, understanding the weather map etc – and a discussion on what weather we can expect for the next six to nine months.

11.45 am– 12.45 pm Guest speaker: Graeme Anderson DEPI  (Seasonal Climate Scientist)

Graeme will outline the key drivers of seasonal climate variability and lead a discussion about some options for farm responses. This will include aspects of both weather variability and climate change. Graeme will also introduce some climate tools/ links that will help you both understand weather drivers and obtain information about the latest weather indicators and forecasting.

Lunch 12.45 – 1.15 pm

Climate change challenges and opportunities– can you get there from here?

This is your chance to discuss the information your agribusiness needs to adapt to the changes that climate change will bring.  What are other farmers doing to address the effect of longer heatwaves during summer for instance?  Can you learn from them? Are you a leader in your climate planning? What can you share with other farmers?