AMOS Annual Conference 2022 
AMOS 2022 - The Critical Decade
The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society is delighted to announce the 29th AMOS Annual Conference: ‘The Critical Decade’. We will hold this in-person event at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, SA, from 28 November to 1 December 2022. Workshops are now planned for Sunday, 27 November 2022.

AMOS 2022 will bring together leading experts in meteorology, oceanography, climate and other related sciences to focus on the latest research. Our ‘Critical Decade’ theme highlights that the action we take during the current decade will determine whether we are able to meet the Paris Agreement targets and avoid catastrophic climate change. In meeting the challenges ahead and the real-world benefits science has, and can continue to have, through collaboration and partnerships. AMOS 2022 delegates include researchers, government representatives, NGOs, businesses, students and the media.

The 2022 AMOS Annual Conference has around 40 thematic sessions covering areas such as: climate projections - weather forecasting - seasonal forecasting - extreme events - weather and climate impacts and risks - renewable energy - health - water - agriculture - economics and business - social change - communicating the AMOS sciences - education and outreach.

Join us for AMOS 2022 The Critical Decade—an unmissable event that translates our sciences into practical outcomes for the benefit of society.
Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide, South Australia
NOTE: Registration is via the Oxford Abstracts website. 
If you have submitted an abstract/reviewer for abstracts please use same login.

Date & Time
November 28, 2022 - December 1, 2022 
Warming Stripe graphics and lead scientist: Ed Hawkins, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading.
Data: Berkeley Earth, NOAA, UK Met Office, MeteoSwiss, DWD, SMHI, UoR, Meteo France & ZAMG
Registration Fees

(Inc 10% GST)
ends 14/10/2022
(Inc 10% GST)
ends 14/11/2022
(Inc 10% GST)

AMOS Member (must have AMOS membership for 2022) $765 $815 $865
AMOS ECR (includes AMOS Membership 2023) $765 $815 $865
AMOS Retired Member (includes AMOS Membership 2023) $505 $545 $590
AMOS Student Member (includes AMOS Membership 2023) $505 $545 $590
AMS*/RMetS*/CMOS*/NZMetSoc*/CASANZ Member $835 $885 $935
AMS*/RMetS*/CMOS*/NZMetSoc*/CASANZ Member - Retired/Student $535 $580 $625
* Residing outside of Australia only    
Non-Member Full  $910 $955 $995
Early Career Researcher (includes AMOS Membership 2023) $765 $805 $855
Student (includes AMOS Membership 2023) $505 $545 $590
One Day Only - AMOS Member (dinner NOT included) $300 $350 $400
One Day Only - Non-Member (dinner NOT included) $400 $450 $500
Developing Economy - see the FAQs section below for more details
All fees are quoted in Australian dollars ($AUD) and are inclusive of 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax).


Registration is via the Oxford Abstracts website. 
If you have submitted an abstract/reviewer for abstracts please use same login.
Abstract Submissions
Deadline Friday 12 August 2022 - NOW CLOSED

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations must be prepared via the abstract submission portal. Presenting authors should complete and submit the abstract information. All correspondence will be conducted with the presenting author. If there is a change of presenting author, please change the biography, photo in the abstract form and notify the Conference Secretariat of the change. Abstracts will be reviewed for technical content and selection purposes. All enquiries regarding abstracts should be emailed to the Conference Secretariat. Abstracts will be published in the conference digital proceedings and accessible to all conference attendees.

Abstract submission fee
A $35 non-refundable submission fee applies to each abstract. An electronic invoice from AMOS (XERO accounting) will be forwarded within 48 hours of submission. This $35 non-refundable submission fee must be paid within 72 hours of the abstract submission deadline or the abstract will not be considered for AMOS 2022 (unless special arrangements have been made). Please submit your abstract and follow the payment instructions. Payments can be made by Card (VISA/Mastercard) or by EFT (see FAQs). Please include the invoice number and name of presenter as a reference.

Abstracts should be submitted to one of the thematic sessions. Click for session list or detailed session list.

Presentation format
Abstracts may be submitted for the following presentation types:
- Oral (approx 12 mins + 2 mins questions)
- Poster display
Decisions on the type of presentation offered will rest with the programming committee and their decision will be final.

Submission deadline NOW CLOSED
All abstracts must be submitted via the website online by 11:59pm AEST Friday, 12 August 2022. Note the Deadline will NOT BE EXTENDED. Please plan your timetable for preparation and submission carefully.

Conference Activites and Workshops
Panel Session: Industry-science symposium on severe thunderstorm hazards and risks
Convenors: Dr Joshua Soderholm, Dr Tim Raupach, Rob Fortune
Severe thunderstorms are a major cause of damage covered by the insurance industry, but have received less attention from the Australian research community than other natural hazards. In Australia, the most frequent storm activity is colocated with the majority of the population along the eastern coast, which increases exposure and associated risks. The fine spatial scale, short duration and significant losses of thunderstorms makes them more difficult to observe, model, and respond to than larger-scale hazards. There also remains high uncertainty on how climate change is affecting damaging convective events such as hailstorms, which complicates future planning. This panel session aims to bring together the research and insurance industry communities working on severe storms. The session will help to communicate the fundamental concepts of thunderstorm risk analysis and management, and update the community on the latest advances in scientific understanding of these hazards and their possible changes in a warming world. The panel will consider common challenges for the research and insurance industry communities. Topics to be discussed include event definitions, climate drivers and change, data perspectives, and impact prediction. Opportunities for engagement between the insurance and research communities will be highlighted to encourage new collaborations and stronger links.
Panel Session: Making climate science relevant and applicable for users through co-design
Convenors: Dr Sarah Boulter, Dr Rachel Kelly
It is clear that responses to the impacts and risks presented by climate change must engage society - including science and research, policy, industry, and communities (inclusive of Indigenous groups). In this session, we focus on climate research co-design to highlight how this process can enable science and society to collaboratively and proactively prepare and respond to changing climate systems. The session will follow a Q&A format. It will consider the challenge from both science and science end-user perspectives. Key topics for discussion include the need and value of interdisciplinary research, inclusive and collaborative knowledge sharing and knowledge brokering, as well as dialogue between disciplines, sectors, and stakeholders at local to national scales. This interactive and dynamic session aims to determine what works (and what doesn’t), and to identify shared themes and directions for responding and adapting to climate change.
Panel Session: A Great Barrier Reef decarbonising journey – The Whitsunday Healthy Heart Project
Convenor: Lee Hawkins
The Great Barrier Reef is the lifeblood of Whitsunday tourism. Tourism operators are acutely aware that the reef is changing, and that its largest threat, is climate change. The Whitsunday Climate Change Innovation Hub (Hub), an initiative of the Whitsunday Regional Council (Council), is delivering the Whitsunday Healthy Heart Project (Project) with co-funding from Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s Reef Islands Initiative. The Project aims to support the region’s tourism industry to reduce emissions. Council and tourism sector are measuring and analysing emissions and proactively planning local emissions reduction activities. A workshop series provides on-going education and support to the tourism sector and wider community, to reduce emissions and improve sustainability. Council is working towards becoming a Sustainable Destination to further support the actions of the tourism sector. The common decarbonisation goal is creating momentum and identifying barriers to be overcome which were difficult to address independently.
Workshop: Ground truthing future climate change
Convenors: Dr Sarah Kachovich, Dr Linda Armbrecht, Dr Luke Nothdurft
Scientific ocean drilling provides the robust baseline data on global climate evolution over extended geologic time periods that are critical for improving climate model performance. By targeting how the climate system operates across a wide array of past climate states, scientific ocean drilling has, and continues to, obtain the data necessary to calibrate and improve numerical models used to project future climate impacts and inform mitigation strategies.

Join us in this session where we aim to connect climate and ocean modellers to our rich (50+ years of drilling) database and unanswered questions in scientific ocean drilling. By addressing key questions about Earth’s past, present, and future through interdisciplinary research, we are aiming to spark new collaborations and proposals that will lead to a more profound understanding of Earth as one integrated, interconnected system.
Workshop: The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite: A primer
Convenors: Dr Benoit Legresy, Dr Shane Keating, Prof. Nicole Jones
The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite, which will launch in November 2022, is a ground-breaking wide-swath altimetry mission that will observe fine details of the ocean dynamics at a resolution 10 times finer than current satellites. SWOT is jointly developed by NASA and CNES with contributions from researchers around the world, including Australia. The Australian government, the Integrated Marine Observing System, and the Australian marine science community are investing in SWOT through calibration/validation and synergistic in situ measurements of fine-scale ocean dynamics in the Australian region. This workshop will present a primer on the principles of the satellite and instrument, how it works, and what are its possibilities and limitations compared to existing altimetry products. This will be complemented with a brief summary of ocean research related to and enabled by SWOT, including internal waves and tides, sub-mesoscale dynamics, the geoid, and mean dynamic topography. The goal of the workshop is to provide oceanographers, hydrologists and other users of altimetry data with the information they need to prepare for the arrival of SWOT data in late 2023.
Workshop: Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) modelling
Convenors: Dr Tilo Ziehn, Arnold Sullivan
This half-day workshop introduces running the ACCESS model for new or less experienced users. We focus on the ACCESSESM1.5. The workshop will use a few simple cases to demonstrate how to set up and run the model on NCI's Gadi and focus on what post-processing package is available. Since ACCESS-ESM1.5 is cheaper and faster than ACCESS-CM2, we target to use the Payu through the workshop. We might cover some other components, but it might depend on the time and the users. Participants will need to bring their laptops and have an NCI account; participants may need to prepare before the workshop; the instructions will be loaded online before the event. The workshop will collaborate with CSIRO Aspendale, ACCESS-NRI and CLEX.
Workshop: Regional climate downscaling for Australia within the CORDEX framework
Convenors: Jason Evans, Marcus Thatcher
This workshop is relevant for those performing regional climate simulations or downscaling with empirical/statistical downscaling approaches including machine learning, as well as those using regional climate projection data in their work. The focus will be on CORDEX related data and modelling. The workshop will have some presentations with extended discussion. Some topics to be covered include:
- Accessing the existing CORDEX-CMIP5 data. How to access and use the data
- Explain the CORDEX-CMIP6 protocol
- What does it say? How can you contribute?
- Who is planning to contribute (or is already working on contributions) to the Australasia domain?
Full Registration including Dinner
– Attendance at all sessions during the Conference
– Daily catering including morning tea and afternoon tea. NOTE: LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED
– Ticket to the Welcome Reception*
– Ticket to the Conference Dinner*
– Workshops and networking activities unless otherwise stated*
– Early Career Researchers (ECR), Students and Retired registrations include AMOS membership for 2023.
* Registration is required for all activities to assist with room allocation and catering and can have limited places. Please ensure that you only check the boxes of activities that you plan to attend.

Day only registration
– Entry to all Conference sessions on the day of your registration.
– Catering including morning tea and afternoon tea on the day of your registration. NOTE: LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED
– Welcome reception and conference dinner are NOT included in this price but may be purchased separately. Please contact [email protected] if you need further assistance.

Developing Economy
AMOS seeks to engage scientists from countries with developing economies (CDE) with a limited number of registrations at a discount rate. This rate is offered to residents of countries listed by the American Meteorological Society Council based on WMO and World Bank data. Click here for a list of eligible countries. If you wish to be considered for this special rate, please email [email protected].

Presenter Registration
An acceptance of an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay for travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the conference. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to successful participants. All speakers must register for the conference and forward the appropriate registration fee before 28 October 2022.

Student/ECR Registration
The conference organisers may ask for evidence of entitlement for those registering at the discounted “Student” or "ECR" rate. If in doubt, please contact the organisers, via email [email protected] before registering. Student and ECR rates include AMOS membership for 2023.

Limited places
Registration places are limited and will be allocated in the order that applications are received. You will be notified immediately if a place is not available, and any payment made will be refunded in full.

Request for funding to attend AMOS 2022
Limited funding may be available for presenters experiencing funding difficulties. Please contact the organisers at [email protected] for further information.

Method of payment
Payment of registration fees must accompany all registrations. No registration will be confirmed until payment is received. Payment can be made by the following methods:

Credit card
Visa and MasterCard are accepted. If you are making a credit card payment from a country outside Australia, for security reasons you may need to first advise your banking institution of the impending charge and authorise them to allow the charge to Australia to go through. Please note that charges to your credit card will appear as being from “Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society” on your bank statement.

Bank Transfer
Account name: Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Inc
Bank: Bank Australia
BSB: 313140
Account Number: 12124827

Please include your surname in the transfer and email the transfer receipt (remittance) to the Secretariat at [email protected]. Contact Conference Organisers if you need to make payment by international money transfer.

Registration Cancellation Policy
Deadline for Cancellation: 30 September 2022
Cancellations must be made in writing to the Conference Secretariat at [email protected]. Cancellations received prior to 30 September 2022 will receive a full refund minus a $150 administration fee. Cancellations received after 30 September 2022 will not be refunded. Substitute delegates will be accepted. Application for refunds for exceptional circumstances will be considered including COVID-19 isolation requirements.

All best endeavours will be made to present the program as printed on this website. The Conference and its agents reserve the right to alter without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating to the meeting, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. AMOS and the Conference Organisers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, AMOS and the Conference Organisers do not accept responsibility for loss of monies caused by delays. Participants are advised to take out personal travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions. Neither AMOS nor the Conference Organisers cover individuals against cancellations of bookings.

Abstract Book
Abstract book will be available in pdf form prior to the conference.

Social Media
Twitter @AMOSUpdates

AMOS 2022 - Code of Conduct
All attendees must agree to adhere to the AMOS Conference and Events Code of Conduct during ALL activities relating to AMOS Annual Conference 2022. All attendees must also agree to adhere to the AMOS Code of Conduct.

Publication of information
Presenter/Delegate names, organisation, position, email address, biography, photo and abstract details as entered during abstract submission and registration process may be published on AMOS 2022 conference app, website program, conference contact list, abstract book or included in conference proceedings. Please ensure that you have not provided any personal email addresses.

Health and safety
The health and safety of our Conference delegates and presenters is paramount and AMOS will be working closely with the venue to ensure all health and safety measures are in place. We require all delegates to comply with health and safety recommendations.

We will be following all government advice regarding COVID-19 and we will be working with the venue to ensure the Conference is delivered in accordance to all COVID-19 safe requirements and regulations. This may include capping in-person registrations, which may increase or decrease according to changes in government requirements.

To protect the health and safety of all our conference attendees must comply with Government regulations related to Covid. AMOS requests that all attendees take a rapid antigen test within 48 hours prior to arriving at the Conference.

Do not attend the conference if you:
- Are showing COVID-19 symptoms such as, but not limited to: fever or a feeling of fever (chills, hot-cold), cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, unusual fatigue, sore throat or headache, loss or change in smell or taste.
- You are under any self-quarantine orders.
Please do not enter the conference or the venue if you cannot confirm all of the above. If at any point during your time at the conference you do not meet all of the above criteria, you will be required to isolate and asked to leave the conference venue, at management's sole discretion.

Please direct all registration enquiries to:
AMOS 2022 Conference Secretariat:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +61 (0)4 047 1143
Key Dates
June 2022
Friday, 10 Jun - call for sessions/workshops close

July 2022
Thursday, 7Jul - call for abstracts

August 2022
Friday, 12 Aug - abstracts close

September 2022
Friday, 30 Sep - (approx) abstract acceptance notification

October 2022
Friday, 14 Oct - early bird ends (standard registration opens on 15 Oct)
Friday, 28 Oct - presenters must be registered

November 2022
Tuesday, 1 Nov - program finalised
Monday, 14 Nov - standard registration closes
(late fees apply after this date)

Sunday, 27 Nov - pre-conference workshops

Monday, 28 Nov - main conference proceedings start at ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE

Thursday 1 Dec PM - conference close
Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide Convention Centre,
North Terrace, Adelaide,
South Australia 5000,
A striking landmark on Adelaide’s Riverbank, the Adelaide Convention Centre(ACC) is one of the world’s most modern, flexible and technologically advanced venues. Fifteen minutes’ drive from Adelaide Airport and a stone’s throw from South Australia’s famed tourist regions, the ACC combines state-of-the-art facilities with creative menus and innovative event technologies.
National Wine Centre of Australia
Corner of Botanic & Hackney Roads
Adelaide, South Australia
Australia 5000
The National Wine Centre opened in October 2001, and has gone on to win many architectural awards for its use of natural light, metal and wood. From the rammed earth walls to the 150 year old jarrah wood floors in Hickinbotham Hall, the Centre conveys a real sense of being in a winery or vineyard. Its curves and arches evoke the staves of the wood barrels used to age many of our best wines, and the rammed earth walls echo the soil of our vineyards. It also has its own vineyard - right in the middle of the city. Some of the Australian wine industry's most important varieties are grown here, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Semillon and Riesling. The greatest number of vines is given to Shiraz, the varietal on which our wine industry developed its worldwide reputation.
Travel and Accommodation
Please book your travel and accommodation as soon as possible due to the motor sports event taking place in Adelaide from 1 to 4 December 2022.

ACCOMMODATION LINK is the only office hotel provider for the AMOS Annual Conference 2022. They have negotiated discounts and secured a limited number of reduced rate hotel rooms at hotels close the the ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE. These rooms are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis. Book early to best selection and price!

AMOS Annual Conference 2022
November 28 to 1 December
Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, SA
Registration is via the Oxford Abstracts website.
If you have submitted an abstract/reviewer for abstracts please use same login.
'Warming stripe' graphics and lead scientist: Ed Hawkins, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading.
Contact Us
AMOS 2022 General Enquiries
Conference Secretariat
[email protected]
+61 (0) 404 471 143

AMOS Contacts
Jeanette Dargaville
Executive Officer
+61 (0) 404 471 143

Thomas Kavanagh
AMOS Conference Coordinator

Melissa Lyne
Media/Communications Officer

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