Early Career Scientist opportunity: Lightning talks

Presentations at the CAWCR workshop are by invitation only. However, we are offering early career scientists the opportunity to speak among the invited speakers. Lightning talks will be available for early career scientists to showcase their research. The talks will be 5 minutes with a maximum of 3 slides and the abstracts will be included in the workshop publication. There will be an award on the final day for the best early career researcher presentation, judged both on the delivery and content of the presentation.
Lightning talks provide a valuable opportunity to spark discussion, discover potential collaborators and receive feedback from workshop participants.


All early career scientists (PhD students or within 5 years of their PhD, taking into account career interruptions) from Australian Universities, Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO.

Selection criteria:

  • Relevance of the abstract to the workshop
  • Well written abstracts
    Note: there are only a limited number of speaker slots available.

Offer to candidates:

  • Abstracts will be included in the workshop publication
  • Presentation: maximum 5 minutes and 3 slides (questions taken in the break)
  • Best speaker award (certificate)

Submission requirements:

  • Provide the name of your PhD program or PhD award date, title and institution
  • Provide a title and an abstract (guidelines here)
  • Nominate which of the following themes best suits your presentation:
    • Short to medium range coupled modelling
    • Ocean-atmosphere coupled processes
    • Land-atmosphere interactions
    • High impact weather
    • Coupled data assimilation and reanalysis
    • Current status and future opportunities
  • Tip: be focussed and try not to cover everything you do
  • Email your submission to Ruth Lorenz by 14th September 2015