AMOS Annual Conference 2022 
AMOS 2022 - The Critical Decade
The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society is delighted to announce the 29th AMOS Annual Conference: ‘The Critical Decade’. We will hold this in-person event at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, SA, from 28 November to 1 December 2022. Workshops are now planned for Sunday, 27 November 2022.

AMOS 2022 will bring together leading experts in meteorology, oceanography, climate and other related sciences to focus on the latest research. Our ‘Critical Decade’ theme highlights that the action we take during the current decade will determine whether we are able to meet the Paris Agreement targets and avoid catastrophic climate change. In meeting the challenges ahead and the real-world benefits science has, and can continue to have, through collaboration and partnerships. AMOS 2022 delegates include researchers, government representatives, NGOs, businesses, students and the media.

The 2022 AMOS Annual Conference has around 40 thematic sessions covering areas such as: climate projections - weather forecasting - seasonal forecasting - extreme events - weather and climate impacts and risks - renewable energy - health - water - agriculture - economics and business - social change - communicating the AMOS sciences - education and outreach.

Join us for AMOS 2022 The Critical Decade—an unmissable event that translates our sciences into practical outcomes for the benefit of society.

The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society acknowledges that AMOS 2022 will be held on the traditional Country of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respect to Elders past and present.
We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.
And we also extend that respect to other Aboriginal Language Groups and other First Nations.
Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide, South Australia
NOTE: Registration is via the Oxford Abstracts website. 
If you have submitted an abstract/reviewer for abstracts please use same login.

Date & Time
November 28, 2022 - December 1, 2022 
Warming Stripe graphics and lead scientist: Ed Hawkins, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading.
Data: Berkeley Earth, NOAA, UK Met Office, MeteoSwiss, DWD, SMHI, UoR, Meteo France & ZAMG
Principal Partners and Sponsors
Registration Fees

(Inc 10% GST)
ends 14/10/2022
(Inc 10% GST)
ends 14/11/2022
(Inc 10% GST)

AMOS Member (must have AMOS membership for 2022) $765 $815 $865
AMOS ECR (includes AMOS Membership 2023) $765 $815 $865
AMOS Retired Member (includes AMOS Membership 2023) $505 $545 $590
AMOS Student Member (includes AMOS Membership 2023) $505 $545 $590
AMS*/RMetS*/CMOS*/NZMetSoc*/CASANZ Member $835 $885 $935
AMS*/RMetS*/CMOS*/NZMetSoc*/CASANZ Member - Retired/Student $535 $580 $625
* Residing outside of Australia only    
Non-Member Full  $910 $955 $995
Early Career Researcher (includes AMOS Membership 2023) $765 $805 $855
Student (includes AMOS Membership 2023) $505 $545 $590
One Day Only - AMOS Member (dinner NOT included) $300 $350 $400
One Day Only - Non-Member (dinner NOT included) $400 $450 $500
Developing Economy - see the FAQs section below for more details
All fees are quoted in Australian dollars ($AUD) and are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax).


Registration is via the Oxford Abstracts website. 
If you have submitted an abstract/reviewer for abstracts please use same login.
Plenary speakers
R H Clarke Lecture

Former Chief Scientist at the Bureau of Meteorology, and Chair of Australia’s Marine National Facility Steering Committee

Dr. Josep (Pep) Canadell
Penny Whetton Memorial Lecture

Nina N. Ridder
ARC Centre of Excellence
for Climate Extremes
Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW

Rowena Bullio
Indigenous Facilitator
Climate Systems Hub, NESP AND
The Australian National University

Blair Trewin FAMOS
Senior Research Scientist,
AMOS PAST President 2012-2014
Fellow of AMOS

John Clarke
REgional projections team leader,
CSIRO Climate Science Centre

Jack Kanya Kudnuitya Buckskin

Neville Nicholls FAMOS
Emeritus Professor, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Chloe Watfern

Ariaan Purich

Guidelines for Presenters
Oral Presentations

Presentation Time
Please keep your presentation to no more than 15 minutes (12 min presentation + 3 min Q&A). Presenters may upload their presentation (preferred) or bring it on USB stick.

Presentation Upload Instructions
To ensure that the program runs smoothly, please have your presentation uploaded at least 12 hours before your scheduled presentation time.
1. Save your presentation with the following filename convention: [last name]_[ first name]_[ session number].ppt. For example, Smith_John_Session_4.2
2. Upload your presentation to the AMOS 2022 Dropbox folder.
3. Select ‘Add files’, locate the saved file on your computer and press ‘Upload’, to complete the upload process.
4. You will not be able to obtain further access to edit or remove your presentation. If you need to upload a new version, please use previous name and add v2, v3 etc. For example Smith_John_Session_4.2_v2
Lightning Lectures
Lightning lectures act as a short introduction or summary of your research and are accompanied by a poster within one of the poster sessions. See poster guidelines below.

Presentation Time
Please keep your lightning lecture to no more than 2 minutes. It should consist of a maximum of 2 PowerPoint slides.

Presentation Upload Instructions
To ensure that the program runs smoothly, please have your presentation uploaded at least 12 hours before your scheduled presentation time.
1. Save your lightning lecture with the following filename convention: LL_ [last name]_[ first name]_[ session number]. For example, LL_Smith_John_Session_4.2
2. Upload your presentation to the AMOS 2022 Dropbox folder.
3. Select ‘Add files’, locate the saved file on your computer and press ‘Upload’, to complete the upload process.
4. You will not be able to obtain further access to edit or remove your presentation. If you need to upload a new version, please use previous name and add v2, v3 etc. For example LL_Smith_John_Session_4.2_v2.ppt
Poster Presentations
There will be two poster sessions with each session spanning two days of the conference.

Presenters will be assigned a poster number that corresponds to a poster board and, on the first morning of their poster session, will display their poster on that board.

Session 1 posters will be displayed from Monday 28 November 9:00am until Tuesday 29 November 5:00pm. Presenters should stand by their posters on Monday and Tuesday during the afternoon tea breaks.

Session 2 posters will be displayed from Wednesday 30 November 9:00am until Thursday 1 December 4:00pm. Presenters should stand by their posters on Wednesday and Thursday during the afternoon tea breaks.

Poster Format
Posters should be no larger than PORTRAIT A0 size (841mm x 1189mm). The poster message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation. Your poster should include the title, authors’ names and the organisation(s) where the work was completed. Text throughout the poster should be kept brief and descriptions of methods should be clear and concise.

Posters can be affixed to the poster boards with velcro. Velcro dots will be available from the AMOS reception desk.
Principal Partners AMOS 2022
Conference Activites and Workshops
Workshop: The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite: A primer
Sunday 27 November, 13:30–16:30
Flinders University at 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide.
Convenors: Dr Benoit Legresy, Dr Shane Keating, Prof. Nicole Jones
The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, which will launch in November 2022, is a ground-breaking wide-swath altimetry mission that will observe fine details of the ocean dynamics at a resolution 10 times finer than current satellites. SWOT is jointly developed by NASA and CNES with contributions from researchers around the world, including Australia. The Australian government, the Integrated Marine Observing System, and the Australian marine science community are investing in SWOT through calibration/validation and synergistic in situ measurements of fine-scale ocean dynamics in the Australian region. This workshop will present a primer on the principles of the satellite and instrument, how it works, and what are its possibilities and limitations compared to existing altimetry products. This will be complemented with a brief summary of ocean research related to and enabled by SWOT, including internal waves and tides, sub-mesoscale dynamics, the geoid, and mean dynamic topography. The goal of the workshop is to provide oceanographers, hydrologists and other users of altimetry data with the information they need to prepare for the arrival of SWOT data in late 2023.
Workshop: Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) modelling
Sunday 27 November, 13:30–16:30
Flinders University at 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide.
Convenors: Dr Tilo Ziehn, Arnold Sullivan
This half-day workshop introduces running the ACCESS model for new or less experienced users. We focus on the ACCESSESM1.5. The workshop will use a few simple cases to demonstrate how to set up and run the model on NCI's Gadi and focus on what post-processing package is available. Since ACCESS-ESM1.5 is cheaper and faster than ACCESS-CM2, we target to use the Payu through the workshop. We might cover some other components, but it might depend on the time and the users. Participants will need to bring their laptops and have an NCI account; participants may need to prepare before the workshop; the instructions will be loaded online before the event. The workshop will collaborate with CSIRO Aspendale, ACCESS-NRI and CLEX.
Workshop: Regional climate downscaling for Australia within the CORDEX framework
Sunday 27 November, 14:00–16:00
Flinders University at 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide.
Convenors: Jason Evans, Marcus Thatcher
This workshop is relevant for those performing regional climate simulations or downscaling with empirical/statistical downscaling approaches including machine learning, as well as those using regional climate projection data in their work. The focus will be on CORDEX related data and modelling. The workshop will have some presentations with extended discussion. Some topics to be covered include:
- Accessing the existing CORDEX-CMIP5 data. How to access and use the data
- Explain the CORDEX-CMIP6 protocol
- What does it say? How can you contribute?
- Who is planning to contribute (or is already working on contributions) to the Australasia domain?
Panel Session: Industry-science symposium on severe thunderstorm hazards and risks
Tuesday 29 November, 15:30-17:45

Convenors: Dr Joshua Soderholm, Dr Tim Raupach, Rob Fortune
Severe thunderstorms are a major cause of damage covered by the insurance industry, but have received less attention from the Australian research community than other natural hazards. In Australia, the most frequent storm activity is colocated with the majority of the population along the eastern coast, which increases exposure and associated risks. The fine spatial scale, short duration and significant losses of thunderstorms makes them more difficult to observe, model, and respond to than larger-scale hazards. There also remains high uncertainty on how climate change is affecting damaging convective events such as hailstorms, which complicates future planning. This panel session aims to bring together the research and insurance industry communities working on severe storms. The session will help to communicate the fundamental concepts of thunderstorm risk analysis and management, and update the community on the latest advances in scientific understanding of these hazards and their possible changes in a warming world. The panel will consider common challenges for the research and insurance industry communities. Topics to be discussed include event definitions, climate drivers and change, data perspectives, and impact prediction. Opportunities for engagement between the insurance and research communities will be highlighted to encourage new collaborations and stronger links.
Panel Session: Making climate science relevant and applicable for users through co-design
Tuesday 29 November, 15:30–17:45

Convenors: Dr Sarah Boulter, Dr Rachel Kelly
It is clear that responses to the impacts and risks presented by climate change must engage society - including science and research, policy, industry, and communities (inclusive of Indigenous groups). In this session, we focus on climate research co-design to highlight how this process can enable science and society to collaboratively and proactively prepare and respond to changing climate systems. The session will follow a Q&A format. It will consider the challenge from both science and science end-user perspectives. Key topics for discussion include the need and value of interdisciplinary research, inclusive and collaborative knowledge sharing and knowledge brokering, as well as dialogue between disciplines, sectors, and stakeholders at local to national scales. This interactive and dynamic session aims to determine what works (and what doesn’t), and to identify shared themes and directions for responding and adapting to climate change.
Special Session
50th anniversary of ‘Limits to Growth’ by the Club of Rome - review and implications for the Earth Sciences
Thursday 1 December, 3:30pm – 5pm

Keynote presentation by Ian Dunlop (to be presented online):
From Limits to Growth (1972) to Earth4All (2022) – will the message still be ignored?
In September 2022, The Club of Rome in conjunction with Potsdam Institute, Stockholm Resilience and the Norwegian Business School, launched a new initiative – “Earth4All: a survival guide for humanity” – based on a two year research project, complete with book etc., outlining a framework for system-wide change.

Ian Dunlop is a member of The Club of Rome, the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group, the advisory board of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes and the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration. He was formerly an oil, gas and coal industry executive, with wide experience in energy resources, infrastructure, and international business. He chaired the Australian Coal Association in 1987-88 and the development of the first Australian national emissions trading proposal in 1998-2000. From 1997-2001 he was CEO of the Australian Institute
of Company Directors.

Panel members:
Professor Lisa Alexander, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, UNSW Lisa will give a brief reflection on Ian’s presentation from a WCRP perspective.
Dr Roger Dargaville is the Deputy Director of the Monash Energy Institute and a senior lecturer and researcher in renewable energy in the Monash University Civil Engineering department. Roger will give a reflection on Ian’s presentation from a global and Australian energy perspective. After the panel reflections, there will be plenty of time for questions from the audience and discussion on the Limits to Growth, Earth4All and the implications for the Earth Sciences.

Key Dates
June 2022
Friday, 10 Jun - call for sessions/workshops close

July 2022
Thursday, 7Jul - call for abstracts

August 2022
Friday, 12 Aug - abstracts close

September 2022
Friday, 30 Sep - (approx) abstract acceptance notification

October 2022
Friday, 14 Oct - early bird ends (standard registration opens on 15 Oct)
Friday, 28 Oct - presenters must be registered

November 2022
Tuesday, 1 Nov - program finalised
Monday, 14 Nov - standard registration closes
(late fees apply after this date)

Sunday, 27 Nov - pre-conference workshops
Flinders University at 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide.

Monday, 28 Nov - main conference proceedings start at ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE

Thursday 1 Dec PM - conference close
Conference and Icebreaker 
Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide Convention Centre,
North Terrace, Adelaide,
South Australia 5000,
A striking landmark on Adelaide’s Riverbank, the Adelaide Convention Centre(ACC) is one of the world’s most modern, flexible and technologically advanced venues. Fifteen minutes’ drive from Adelaide Airport and a stone’s throw from South Australia’s famed tourist regions, the ACC combines state-of-the-art facilities with creative menus and innovative event technologies.

Welcome Reception (Icebreaker) 6pm-7pm Monday 28 November, Panorama Room, ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE.
AMOS 2022 - Dinner Venue
National Wine Centre of Australia
Corner of Botanic & Hackney Roads
Adelaide, South Australia
Australia 5000
The National Wine Centre opened in October 2001, and has gone on to win many architectural awards for its use of natural light, metal and wood. From the rammed earth walls to the 150 year old jarrah wood floors in Hickinbotham Hall, the Centre conveys a real sense of being in a winery or vineyard. Its curves and arches evoke the staves of the wood barrels used to age many of our best wines, and the rammed earth walls echo the soil of our vineyards. It also has its own vineyard - right in the middle of the city. Some of the Australian wine industry's most important varieties are grown here, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Semillon and Riesling. The greatest number of vines is given to Shiraz, the varietal on which our wine industry developed its worldwide reputation.

AMOS 2022 Dinner - 6:30pm - 9:30pm National Wine Centre
Its about 2.2 km (30 min walk) or 20 min tram ride from the Adelaide Convention Centre.
AMOS Annual Conference 2022
November 28 to 1 December
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, SA
Registration is via the Oxford Abstracts website.
If you have submitted an abstract/reviewer for abstracts please use same login.
'Warming stripe' graphics and lead scientist: Ed Hawkins, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading.
Conference start/finish times
Delegate registration will be available from 8:30 AM on Monday 28 November. The conference will close at 4:30 PM on Thursday 1 December.

Full Registration including Dinner
– Attendance at all sessions during the Conference
– Daily catering including morning tea and afternoon tea. NOTE: LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED
– Ticket to the Icebreaker Event (Welcome drinks)* Mon 28 Nov 6pm to 7pm, Panorama Room, Adelaide Convention Centre.
– Ticket to the Conference Dinner* - Mon 28 Nov 6pm to 7pm, Panorama Room, Adelaide Convention Centre.
– Workshops and networking activities unless otherwise stated*
– Early Career Researchers (ECR), Students and Retired registrations include AMOS membership for 2023. Tues 29 Nov 6:15pm to 8:30pm Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club 
* Registration is required for all activities to assist with room allocation and catering and can have limited places. Please ensure that you only check the boxes of activities that you plan to attend.

Day only registration
– Entry to all Conference sessions on the day of your registration.
– Catering including morning tea and afternoon tea on the day of your registration. NOTE: LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED
– The icebreaker and conference dinner are NOT included in this price but may be purchased separately. Please contact [email protected] if you need further assistance.

Developing Economy
AMOS seeks to engage scientists from countries with developing economies (CDE) with a limited number of registrations at a discount rate. This rate is offered to residents of countries listed by the American Meteorological Society Council based on WMO and World Bank data. Click here for a list of eligible countries. If you wish to be considered for this special rate, please email [email protected].

Presenter Registration
An acceptance of an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay for travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to successful participants. All speakers must register for the conference and forward the appropriate registration fee before 28 October 2022.

Student/ECR Registration
The conference organisers may ask for evidence of entitlement for those registering at the discounted “Student” or "ECR" rate. If in doubt, please contact the organisers, via email [email protected] before registering. Student and ECR rates include AMOS membership for 2023.

Limited places
Registration places are limited and will be allocated in the order that applications are received. You will be notified immediately if a place is not available, and any payment made will be refunded in full.

Request for funding to attend AMOS 2022
Limited funding may be available for presenters experiencing funding difficulties. Please contact the organisers at [email protected] for further information.

Method of payment
Payment of registration fees must accompany all registrations. No registration will be confirmed until payment is received. Payment can be made by the following methods:

Credit card
Visa and MasterCard are accepted. If you are making a credit card payment from a country outside Australia, for security reasons you may need to first advise your banking institution of the impending charge and authorise them to allow the charge to Australia to go through. Please note that charges to your credit card will appear as being from “Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society” on your bank statement.

Bank Transfer
Account name: Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Inc
Bank: Bank Australia
BSB: 313140
Account Number: 12124827

Please include your surname in the transfer and email the transfer receipt (remittance) to the Secretariat at [email protected]. Contact Conference Organisers if you need to make payment by international money transfer.

Registration Cancellation Policy
Deadline for Cancellation: 30 September 2022
Cancellations must be made in writing to the Conference Secretariat at [email protected]. Cancellations received prior to 30 September 2022 will receive a full refund minus a $150 administration fee. Cancellations received after 30 September 2022 will not be refunded. Substitute delegates will be accepted. Application for refunds for exceptional circumstances will be considered including COVID-19 isolation requirements.

All best endeavours will be made to present the program as printed on this website. The Conference and its agents reserve the right to alter without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating to the meeting, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. AMOS and the Conference Organisers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, AMOS and the Conference Organisers do not accept responsibility for loss of monies caused by delays. Participants are advised to take out personal travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions. Neither AMOS nor the Conference Organisers cover individuals against cancellations of bookings.

Abstract Book
Abstract book will be available in pdf form prior to the conference.

Social Media
Twitter @AMOSUpdates

AMOS 2022 - Code of Conduct
All attendees must agree to adhere to the AMOS Conference and Events Code of Conduct during ALL activities relating to AMOS Annual Conference 2022. All attendees must also agree to adhere to the AMOS Code of Conduct.

Publication of information
Presenter/Delegate names, organisation, position, email address, biography, photo and abstract details as entered during abstract submission and registration process may be published on AMOS 2022 conference app, website program, conference contact list, abstract book or included in conference proceedings. Please ensure that you have not provided any personal email addresses.

Health and safety
The health and safety of our Conference delegates and presenters is paramount and AMOS will be working closely with the venue to ensure all health and safety measures are in place. We require all delegates to comply with health and safety recommendations.

We will be following all government advice regarding COVID-19 and we will be working with the venue to ensure the Conference is delivered in accordance to all COVID-19 safe requirements and regulations. This may include capping in-person registrations, which may increase or decrease according to changes in government requirements.

To protect the health and safety of all our conference attendees must comply with Government regulations related to Covid. AMOS requests that all attendees take a rapid antigen test within 48 hours prior to arriving at the Conference.

Do not attend the conference if you:
- Are showing COVID-19 symptoms such as, but not limited to: fever or a feeling of fever (chills, hot-cold), cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, unusual fatigue, sore throat or headache, loss or change in smell or taste.
- You are under any self-quarantine orders.
Please do not enter the conference or the venue if you cannot confirm all of the above. If at any point during your time at the conference you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will be required to isolate and asked to leave the conference venue, at management's sole discretion.

Please direct all registration enquiries to:
AMOS 2022 Conference Secretariat:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +61 (0)4 047 1143
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Need accommodation?
Please book your travel and accommodation as soon as possible due to the motor sports event taking place in Adelaide from 1 to 4 December 2022.

ACCOMMODATION LINK is the only office hotel provider for the AMOS Annual Conference 2022. They have negotiated discounts and secured a limited number of reduced rate hotel rooms at hotels close the the ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE. These rooms are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis. 
Book early to best selection and price!

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