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‘Exploring how the climate will change in our wine regions, from today to 2100’

Australia’s climate is variable and it is changing. Wine companies in Australia are already adjusting practices in their vineyards and wineries to keep pace. However, to date, many of these changes have been reactive; driven by the changes that are experienced season-to-season.

The new, world-leading resource Australia’s Wine Future: A Climate Atlas will help improve our climate adaptation response across the sector, as it provides a range of detailed insights about how the climate is projected to change within each of Australia’s wine regions until 2100.

Presented by Dr Rebecca Harris and Dr Tom Remenyi of the Climate Futures team at the University of Tasmania, this webinar will explore The Climate Atlas and discuss how wine businesses can plan for the effects of climatic variability and climate change that are projected in the next decade and into the next generations.

They will discuss the projections and the key information that wine marketers and communicators need to know to support wine businesses across the country.

Click here for more information about Australia’s Wine Future: A Climate Atlas.

This webinar is kindly sponsored by Wine Australia and is FREE to all. To register, Click here.

 

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Dr Rebecca Harris

Dr Harris is a Senior Lecturer in Climatology, Director of the Climate Futures team at The University of Tasmania and a Lead Author on the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, contributing to the Working Group II Chapter on Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems. Her research integrates climate science with ecological and social research to contribute to management decisions that are necessary to adapt to climate change impacts. Recently, her work has focused on the impact of climate variability and extreme events on natural ecosystems and the adaptability of species and humans to change. This research has been applied to conservation management, emergency services (bushfire preparedness), agriculture (biosecurity, viticulture) and adaptation across industry.

She was the lead researcher on the project ‘Australia’s wine future: Adapting to short-term climate variability and long-term climate change’, which was funded by Wine Australia to develop tools for Australia’s grape-growers to manage emerging weather and climate risks.

Dr Tom Remenyi

Dr Remenyi’s work is focused on converting leading-edge scientific research into relevant, useful, usable information for decision makers. His training in economics, analytical chemistry, marine biogeochemistry, data analysis and interpretation, as well as field sampling and project management, enable him to bring different skills to the various teams he works within and across a range of disciplines.

He dedicates significant time to stakeholder engagement, is a member of a number of committees and working groups, and is a regular workshop facilitator. He also provides the technical expertise for services such as data provision, analysis, presentation and interpretation for stakeholders and within the Climate Futures team.