Oceania Ecological Forecasting Initiative

The Oceania Forecasting Initiative is a grassroots regional group of individuals from Australia, New Zealand, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia interested in creating and using ecological forecasts.

The group is in the process of coordinating six calls related to the following topics. If you are interested in connecting to the group email info@ecoforecast.org.

Upcoming Calls

  1. Tuesday, 30 August – 3pm NSW/VIC/TAS time (1pm Perth, 3pm Brisbane, 2:30pm Darwin, 2:30pm Adelaide, 5pm NZ)
    1. Topic: Data sources for ecological forecasting in Oceania; Presenter: Claire Spillman from the Bureau of Meteorology
  2. Tuesday, 18 October – 3pm NSW/VIC/TAS (12pm Perth, 2pm Brisbane, 1:30pm Darwin, 2:30pm Adelaide, 5pm NZ)
    1. Topic: End-user needs for ecological forecasting in Oceania

Other potential topics: Contributed talk(s) about feedback loops in ecological forecasting

Previous Calls

May 23, 2022: Presentations about Ecological Forecasts
Paige Eveson – An operational ecological forecast for tuna in the Great Australia Bight
Quinn Thomas – Water quality forecasting workflow (FLARE)
Sean Walsh – Victoria Prescribed burn simulation, using gridded weather forecasts

Recording from the May 23, 2022 Call

April 12, 2022: Introductions, ecological forecasting in Oceania, and opportunities to participate as a community.
Coordinators: Alistair Hobday, CSIRO; Belinda Medlyn, Western Sydney University; Glenda Wardle, Sydney University

  • Miro Board which shows forecasting projects and interests of the group that met
Recording from the April 12, 2022 Call

Other Resources

Recording of March 2, 2022 Webinar Hosted by TERN: Forecasting Ecosystem Changes