BoM CEO to shed light on environmental intelligence at Brisbane lecture

WHAT: Dr Rob Vertessy, Director and CEO of the Bureau of Meteorology, will give a free public lecture on the topic, Environmental Intelligence for Australia

WHAT: Dr Rob Vertessy, Director and CEO of the Bureau of Meteorology, will give a free public lecture on the topic, Environmental Intelligence for Australia

WHEN: Tuesday 25 June, 6:00pm

WHERE: Lecture Theatre 358, Physiology Building 63, The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus

WHO: Dr Rob Vertessy is the Director and CEO of the Bureau of Meteorology

DETAIL: Monitoring, assessing and forecasting environmental states and processes will be more and more important in a world facing global change and sustainability limits. Societies will be challenged to maintain, let alone improve, food security, water security and biodiversity, so situational awareness about the environment must be greatly enhanced.

The Bureau of Meteorology is evolving into a broad-based environmental intelligence service for Australia. Over the last decade the Bureau has taken on several new functions that have already set us on this path, including various new ocean, water resources and space weather services.

These developments arise at a time when the planet is changing faster than ever before, when society is demanding more of science, and when technological advances in environmental sensing and earth system simulation are occurring faster than our ability to appropriate them. Rob will demonstrate that these are exciting and important times for scientific communities and operational agencies specialising in environmental intelligence. He will make specific reference to the importance of the mathematical sciences in underpinning such endeavours.

This public lecture is being held in conjunction with the AMSI Winter School in the Mathematical Sciences which will run from 24 June to 5 July 2013 at The University of Queensland, Brisbane.

LINKS: Public lecture AMSI Winter School

For interview:
Dr Rob Vertessy - please contact BoM Media Relations on 03 9669 4057 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: School of Mathematics and Physics Communications & Marketing Officer Aarti Kapoor (+61 4 4986 3208, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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