Risk Frontiers Seminar Series 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Risk Frontiers’ Annual Seminar Series for 2020 will be presented as a series of three one-hour webinars across three weeks.

Webinar 1. Thursday 17th September, 2:30-3:30pm
Webinar 2. Thursday 24th September, 2:30-3:30pm
Webinar 3. Thursday 1st October, 2:30-3:30pm

Risk Modelling and Management Reloaded

Natural hazards such as floods, bushfires, tropical cyclones, thunderstorms (including hail) and drought are often thought of, and treated as, independent events despite knowledge of this not being the case. Understanding the risk posed by these hazards and their relationship with atmospheric variability is of great importance in preparing for extreme events today and in the future under a changing climate. Risk Frontiers’ ongoing research and development is focussed on incorporating this understanding into risk modelling and management as we view this as the way of the future. We look forward to sharing some of our work during our 2020 Seminar Series.

Presentation Day 1

  • Introduction to Risk Frontiers Seminar Series 2020
  • Historical analysis of Australian compound disasters – Andrew Gissing, Dr Stuart Browning

Presentation Day 2

  • Climate conditions preceding the 2019/20 compound event season – Dr Stuart Browning
  • Black Summer learnings and Risk Frontiers’ Submission to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements – Dr James O’Brien, Lucinda Coates, Andrew Gissing, Dr Ryan Crompton

Presentation Day 3

  • Introduction to Risk Frontiers’ ‘ClimateGLOBE’ physical climate risk framework
  • Incorporating climate change scenarios into catastrophe loss models – Dr Mingzhu Wang, Dr Tom Mortlock, Dr Ryan Springall, Dr Ryan Crompton