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BAMOS Autumn 2022

President ’ s report

Roger Dargaville
It is a great privilege and honour to be the new AMOS president .
I must first thank Angela Maharaj for her exceptional presidency , under the most difficult of circumstances with COVID restrictions making travel and in person meetings all but impossible . This resulted in our first fully online AMOS Annual conference , which despite lacking the ever-important opportunities for informal catch-ups and network building , still provided an excellent platform for sharing our most recent results and findings . It still brought us together ( virtually ) during a very hard time . Other achievements included : overseeing the establishment of DGR ( deductible gift recipient ) status allowing tax deductible donations to AMOS ; an updated Climate position statement , and ; a bid to host the World Climate Research Programme ( WCRP ) Open Science Conference . That bid was unfortunately unsuccessful — but congratulations to Kigali ( Rwanda ). We look forward to that event in October 2023 .
I would also like to thank Tess Parker for all her work as AMOS Treasurer in the past two years . The organisation ’ s finances remain in excellent shape , and I welcome Amber Tilly into her new role as Treasurer . I also welcome Marty Singh into the role of Vice President .
The new executive members , along with our Secretary Steven Phipps , are looking forward to working with our Council , expert groups and broader membership .
The COVID pandemic also meant that ICSHMO ( the International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography ) hosted by our friends across the Tasman , the New Zealand Meteorological Society , had to move online . Again , another very successful event , despite the inability to have those friendly discussions over coffee , with a number of AMOS members collecting awards . This includes Andy Hogg
( best talk runner up ), Danielle Udy ( best student talk runner up ), Michael Grose ( runner up best poster ) and Linden Ashcroft ( winner best poster ).
With life returning to a semblance of normalcy , we are looking forward to some face-to-face events this year , including the Fenner Conference on Compound Events to be held at the Shine Dome ( invitation only ) 28 – 29 July , and hosted by Nina Ridder . Our Annual Conference will be held in Adelaide from 28 November – 2 December ( make a note in your diaries !)
The change to hosting the event at the end of the year is due to the unavailability of the convention centre in our usual February timeframe . While we hope that everyone will be able to attend , I apologise in advance if the new dates are not ideal for you .
As many of you hopefully already know , AMOS and the Bureau of Meteorology ( BoM ), together with CSIRO Publishing , run the Journal of Southern Hemisphere Earth System Science ( JSHESS ) under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief Greg Ayers and Editor Steven Seims . This journal is free to publish in , thanks to financial support from both the BoM and AMOS . We encourage you to submit your work , especially current students who are eligible for a best student paper prize of $ 500 . More at : https :// www . publish . csiro . au / es
As many of you know , I am a senior lecturer in renewable energy in the Civil Engineering department at Monash University . In my role as AMOS President , I hope to create new opportunities in the areas where my expertise overlaps with that of AMOS members by , for example , running co-hosted events with Engineers Australia or with the Australian Energy Market Operator ( AEMO ).
I look forward to the next two years as AMOS President .