A Webinar is a live presentation conducted over the Internet, allowing attendees to view the presenter's slide presentation or computer screen in real time on their computer desk top while listening to the presenter speak through the telephone or through the computer via use of a headset or computer speakers.
For more information about web conferencing and webinars refer to the June 2010 editionof ExtensionNet.
APEN Webinars have been hosted by APEN member Leanne Isaacson since 2016. They are held on the third Monday of every second month at 2pm AEST/AEDT.
If you would like further details on the webinars, or would like to present or have a suggestion for a suitable topic, please get in contact with Roe at the APEN Secretariat on email@example.com.
A copy of the recording from the webinars can be accessed from the list below:
2019 Webinar - 21 October - Weather, Climate and Agriculture - Dr Jaci Brown, CSIRO Australia.
A new team - Weather and Climate Decisions Team – has been established in CSIRO Agriculture and Food. We would like to share some of our research results, details of our on-going projects, and our new business model approaches with AgTech companies. We work across a range of disciplines including grains, cotton, horticulture, sugar, GBR and rangeland grazing. Using climate forecast models in agricultural models (as opposed to statistical forecasts) is quite new and there are many exciting new areas to explore. Our projects range from traditional research resulting in journal papers, to developing on-farm apps or partnering with AgTech companies providing data feeds on a fee for service basis. Our work is strongly influenced by social science and user experience research to ensure the information we provide is truly actionable knowledge.
We have also been contributing to the development of a central climate data platform within CSIRO. The platform contains purchased climate data with details of commercialisation rights reducing the number of projects storing or paying for the same data. The platform is also open for external parties to purchase API feeds.