ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science Workshop: 2017 ANU - Canberra

The fifth annual workshop of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science will take place from October 29 – November 1 at ANU Canberra. The workshop will discuss progress and plans in all research areas covered by the Centre, namely, climate variability; tropical convection; climate extremes; and the role of the oceans and the land in the climate system.

The main form of presentation of scientific results at the workshop will be by poster - recommended size is A0 portrait but if you already have a smaller poster ready and relevant to your current work then bring that along. All participants are encouraged to present a poster and 60 second lightning lecture of their recent research.

There will be no abstract submissions required. Participants will be asked to select from a list of one or more thematic “tags” to categorise their poster prior to the workshop. More specific details of this will be circulated once registrations have closed. In the meantime, get working on a poster that best showcases your current research!

There will also be a number of oral presentations. These will be by invitation. Research program leads will select talks that showcase significant research accomplishments within their research programs.

Following the main workshop, there will be an Early Career Researcher and Student Event to be held in Canberra on Thursday 2 November. See below for more information.



Location: QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT.
Date: October 29 to November 1, 2017
Registration Form: Coming soon
Registration Deadline: Noon, Friday 8 September.
Registration Cost: Free for ARCCSS staff and students and partner investigators. ARCCSS staff and student will need to book their own flights and accommodation, which will be reimbursed under each University's policy. We seek to be as inclusive as possible with providing funded places at the workshop. Those from outside ARCCSS, please contact the Centre Manager - Stephen Gray to discuss options.

Contact: Elaine Fernandes ( Events Coordinator



Flights will need to be organised for arrival before 4pm on Sunday 29 October 2017 and departure after 5pm on Wednesday 1 November 2017. Please book your own flights and seek reimbursement from your University's Administrative Assistant/Supervisor. If you attending the additional training prior or after the workshop, please factor this into your flight booking. 



Accommodation will be managed a little differently this year.

Chief Investigators, CMS team, admin staff and invited special guests will have rooms allocated at the workshop venue, QT Canberra. Your accommodation will be charged back to the workshop master account. If you have specific accommodation preferences (e.g. traveling with a spouse or children), please indicate this during the registration process. The registration form will also prompt you to provide us with your check in and check out dates. Rooms have been held an extra night for those likley to be attending the CI meeting on Thursday 2nd November.

Associate Investigators, postdocs, students and other attendees will need to arrange their own nearby accommodation according to their usual institutional travel policy and reimbursement guidelines. 

We recommend the University House, based at ANU for the workshop. We have held 20 twin rooms and we encourage you to share with another student or staff member. Please book directly with University House, quoting booking code: ARCCSS. Other options include 2 and 3 bedroom apartments at BreakFree apartments, adjacent to QT Canberra or searching AirBnB for suitable apartments to share. QT will also have rooms available at prevailing rates. Mention the ARCCSS workshop when enquiring. 



Please advise special dietary needs at the time of registration.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided each day and there will be a conference dinner on Monday night. Sunday and Tuesday night dinner will be at delegates’ leisure. A list of local restaurants will be circulated to delegates in the lead up to the workshop. Reservations are recommended.

We will open the workshop with welcome drinks and canapes and an icebreaker event from 5pm on Sunday 29th evening.

The agenda sets aside some time for exploring Canberra on Tuesday evening.  



We will be providing child care during the workshop to enable those with carer’s responsibilities to attend. If this would be of benefit to you, please provide the requested details at the appropriate point on the online registration form. Once there is a clear idea of interest and numbers we will work with the venue and parents to arrange suitable arrangements.



We encourage participants to engage with social media. Our Twitter hashtag for the conference is #ARCCSS17.

You can find our social media guidelines here.

If you have any further questions, go to the workshop's Frequently Asked Questions page.


Date: Thursday 2 November, 2017
Location: Australian National University, Canberra

Following the CoE workshop in Lorne an Early Career Researcher (ECR) day will be held at ANU, on Thursday the 2nd November from 9 am to 4 pm.

All PhD students and postdocs are invited to attend and lunch will be provided.

An ECR social event will also be held the night before - the 1st November - after the end of the CoE workshop. The venue and timing of this event will be communicated shortly though will be centrally located for those finding accommodation in the city.



Around the time of the workshop, the following training opportunities are being provided to ARCCSS students and ECRs. See the links below for more information and to register.

Writing Workshop
October 25-27th, ANU.
For more information and to register: Training link coming soon

Nov 3rd, ANU.
For more information and to apply: Link coming soon

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