The ESCC Hub was committed to providing early career researchers (including PhD students) associated with the Hub with access to unique academic and professional development opportunities by virtue of the collaboration between Hub partners and access to the Hub’s extensive stakeholder network.
With the Hub’s strong end-user stakeholder focus and mandate to realise beneficial environmental outcomes for Australia through the delivery of useful, accessible science, Hub early career researchers had the opportunity to participate in stakeholder networking, information sharing and awareness raising events hosted by the Hub.
This included our Young Professional Network events with different sectors such as banking, finance and insurance; opportunities to present science to our policy colleagues in state and federal government agencies; and opportunities to engage with Indigenous Australians to better understand climate change impacts on their communities and to what extent science can inform better decision-making for adaptation purposes.
Hub Early career researchers also participated in the Hub’s annual workshop and science symposium, and had access to:
- Networking opportunities with:
- the Hub’s research community across CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology and the five university partners (University of Melbourne, University of Tasmania, Australian National University, Monash University and University of NSW)
- other early career researchers within the Hub and young professionals within our external stakeholder network
- Mentoring opportunities with internationally renowned climate scientists across multiple research disciplines relevant to the Hub’s research portfolio
- Opportunities to participate in Hub and project level external stakeholder engagement and associated communication activities.