Artwork by John Longstaff depicting a fire in the Gippsland region (1898). Image courtesy the State Library of Victoria.

Understanding why Australia’s extreme events are becoming more frequent and intense

The year 2019 was Australia’s hottest and driest year on record. These two factors combined to create the worst bushfire and drought conditions since the Bureau of Meteorology's daily weather observations began in 1910. After the record-shattering year that the country has just experienced, our team attended the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society annual meeting and international conference in Fremantle, WA, in February this year. ...

Science Meets Parliament 2010

SEARCH project researchers, Joelle Gergis and Ailie Gallant were recently in Canberra, attending Science Meets Parliament, with the support of  the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. Science Meets Parliament offers scientists from around Australia the opportunity to meet with MPs and discuss issues of importance. This year's delegates also attended a series of professional development … Continue reading Science Meets Parliament 2010

Claire Fenby’s NLA research trip report

The months of January and February have marked the first of a number of research trips to come during my PhD. I have spent four weeks in Canberra working with our project partner, the National Library of Australia. adobe creative cloud . The library treated me to the privileges enjoyed by the NLA's 2010 summer … Continue reading Claire Fenby’s NLA research trip report