August 11th, 4:45-7:00 GMT
4:45 - 5:00 Welcome to the workshop
5:00 - 6:00 Plenary: Dr. Jessica Melbourne-Thomas, CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere
“Navigating your career journey in polar research (and why getting a bit lost along the way isn’t a bad thing)”
Dr. Jessica Melbourne-Thomas is a Transdisciplinary Researcher and Knowledge Broker with CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere in Hobart. Jess’ research background is in mathematical modelling and Antarctic climate change science and she was a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Oceans & Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (2019). A strong advocate for diversity and gender equity in science, Jess co-founded the Homeward Bound project, which took the largest ever all female expedition on a leadership journey to Antarctica in 2016. Jess was one of Australia’s first 30 Superstars of STEM and was named Tasmania's Young Tall Poppy of the Year in 2015 for her excellence in research, science communication and policy engagement. She was also one of 12 female scientists globally to have her portrait featured as a constellation on the ceiling of New York’s Grand Central Station as part of GE’s Balance the Equation campaign. Jess is the 2020 Tasmanian Australian of the Year.
6:00 - 6:30 About APECS: Dr Jilda Caccavo, APECS Ex-Officio
6:30 - 7:00 About SCAR: Dr Eoghan Griffin, SCAR Executive Officer