Duration: Half or full day
About this workshop
This workshop aims to provide participants with a better understanding of the climate system, an appreciation of climate change science, and the confidence to find and use science-based climate change information to inform decisions.
The workshop consists of six modules:
- Introduction to the climate system and climate change science
This module provides a background to the climate system, including information on greenhouse gases, atmospheric processes, the role of oceans and relevant drivers of observed climate variability in the region. It includes discussion of global and regional observations and trends.
- Understanding climate modelling and projections
This module provides an introduction to basic concepts around climate modelling (including emissions scenarios and downscaling) and climate change projections.
- Interpreting climate change projections
This module begins by pointing out considerations to help interpret projections statements, then walks through current projections, explaining how to read different maps, graphs and tables to better understand the information being conveyed.
- Using climate change information to understand impacts
Introduction to identifying and developing climate change information for decision-making using a case study.
- Choosing and using climate change information
Why use climate change information? Types of climate change information and applications. Finding and assessing climate change information. Deciding what information is useful to guide planning or in directing impact studies.
- Communicating about climate change
Discussion of guiding principles for communicating climate change information as well as ideas for communication products for different purposes.
Who should attend?
This program is best suited for participants wanting an introduction to or refresher of climate change science fundamentals and an introduction to the types of climate change information available and how to use them. It does not cover acquisition of data for modelling, production of application-ready dataset or other technical discussions about climate change data.
This program is offered on request. For more information contact Hub Knowledge Broker Mandy Hopkins on 03 9239 4649 or firstname.lastname@example.org