Join our experts as they explore climate change adaptation from the cutting-edge science to on-the-ground action.
- Dr Sarah Boulter, Associate Professor of Climate Adaptation, National Environmental Science Program
- Katrina Graham, Senior Climate Change Officer, Hobart City Council
- Hosted by Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas, Patron of National Science Week Tasmania
Learn what is happening locally to adapt to the impacts of climate change and discover Tasmania’s role in broader programs like the National Environmental Science Program. Hear advice from the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change AR6 report, and discover what others in the community are doing.
This forum will feature the winning videos of the TasAMSA and AMOS Science Week competition.
Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas
Jess is a transdisciplinary researcher and knowledge broker. She is a senior research scientist with CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere and leads the marine social-ecological systems team in the Coasts & Oceans Research Program. With a background in mathematical modelling and Antarctic climate change science, Jess’ work is increasingly focused on connecting research to decision-making for sustainability and climate change adaptation.
Jess was a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2019 Special Report on the Oceans & Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. She is co-chair of the international Marine Ecosystem Assessment for the Southern Ocean program and leads the knowledge production theme with the Centre for Marine Socioecology. Jess was one of Australia’s first 30 Superstars of STEM and was named Tasmania’s Young Tall Poppy of the Year in 2015 for her excellence in research, science communication and policy engagement. She was the 2020 Tasmanian Australian of the Year and is Tasmania’s patron for National Science Week.
Dr Sarah Boulter
This event is brought to you in partnership with the Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society (AMOS) and Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA).