Learn the fundamentals of weather direct from the Bureau of Meteorology, Australia's official source of weather information.
Across the globe, 90 per cent of major disasters are weather-related. Take your understanding of the weather and natural hazards to the next level by attending this highly recommended one-day masterclass.
What will you learn?
This highly informative one-day masterclass provides a practical overview of the science of meteorology, tailored to meet the needs of the disaster resilience sector. Attend the masterclass to learn about the fundamentals of weather and deepen your understanding of weather forecasts and warnings.
Learn from professional meteorologists about a range of topics, including:
- Basic principles of weather forecasting
- Global circulation, the atmosphere and synoptic weather charts
- Understanding rainfall forecasts
- Thunderstorms and severe weather
- Flood forecasts and warnings
- Fire weather and heatwaves
- How to use weather and warning information to make better informed decisions
- Navigating the Bureau of Meteorology website
Who should attend?
This masterclass is essential learning for all who work or volunteer in a disaster resilience-related role. This includes people working on disaster risk reduction, preparedness, planning, policy, response, recovery, community education, communication, business continuity and other areas.
Why should you attend?
Weather and climate are major drivers of disaster risk. For those working in the disaster resilience sector in Australia, weather-related disasters are a major focus and cause extensive damage.
Developing a deeper understanding of how weather works will enable you to make more informed decisions and plans, as well as provide better risk and hazard information in the workplace and to the community.
The masterclass is facilitated by a professional meteorologist, providing the opportunity to ask questions and clarify your understanding on important weather information relevant to your role.