Great attendance for Industry Breakfast on Climate

Climate Science AR5 Arblaster Brisbane Slide 12

Thank you everyone who attended the joint Katestone/AMOS Industry Breakfast Seminar “Can we adapt to Climate Change?“. We had a great turnout and created lots of interesting discussion on: Climate modelling and projections Integration of land use within Climate models The IPCC process Application of heat load forecasting to general public health Climate Presentations You…

Read More

Industry Breakfast Nov 26: Can we adapt to Climate Change?

Climate-adaptation-IPCC-Report

We know there are strong opinions around climate change and how we address this issue. The latest IPCC Assessment Report has concluded, with greater certainty, that: Warming of the climate system is unequivocal Human influence on climate is clear What does this mean from a global persepective, and for us here in Australia? How can we…

Read More

‘Eddy’ on tour

CHLT-upload-your-weather-data

Katestone has just completed the installation of an eddy covariance system at the University of Queensland’s test feedlot. The system, known as ‘Eddy’, is part of a research program investigating heat stress in feedlot cattle. While Katestone measures the atmospheric fluxes of heat, moisture and momentum, the UQ team will be measuring the internal fluxes…

Read More

Air quality modelling case studies presented at CASANZ 2013

21st International Clean Air and Environment Conference

A society of clean air… The biannual (that’s every two years, I checked!) CASANZ conference was held in September 2013. ‘Climate change’ was the general theme of this year’s conference. The conference was very well attended with rapid knowledge sharing through a wide range of presentations and discussion sessions. Topics of discussion included the mounting…

Read More

Need for weather intelligence highlighted at NSW Minerals Council Environment & Community Conference

NSW Minerals Council Environment & Community Conference

Katestone’s Andrew Wiebe and Andy Vernon shared ideas and experiences with the attendees at the 2013 NSW Minerals Council Environment & Community Conference held in the Hunter Valley in September. Delegates heard about the progress of the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue towards meeting its Emissions and Health goals.  Weather forecasting is a key initiative of the Dialogue that aims to…

Read More

Cattle Heat Load Forecasting Season Hots Up

screen samples of the Cattle Heat Load Toolbox website

The 2013 Cattle Heat Load forecasting season officially started this week. The Katestone forecasting team have been working hard over the summer to provide new updates to the service and a new look web site with new features soon to be added for Registered Users. [message type=”info”]The Cattle Heat Load Toolbox (CHLT) website has a…

Read More

Katestone talks weather forecasting in the Courier Mail

Christine Killip on site

Our managing director Christine may not have won this year’s Telstra Business Women Awards, but that hasn’t stopped her being in the news. Christine was seen in the Courier Mail in the Business section on Sept 17 discussing the helpful role weather modelling can have for business, in particular for decision making and management strategies. If you…

Read More

Christine Killip selected for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Katestone’s Managing Director, Christine Killip, is a Queensland Finalist for the Telstra Business Woman’s Awards. Christine has been recognised in two award categories, the Business owner Award and the Business Innovation Award. Christine said, “I was excited just to be nominated for the awards but now that I have reached the Finalist for two categories…

Read More

Gigajoule saved more than a gigajoule earned

Just days before Prime Minister Rudd called the election, participants at Katestone’s Coal Seam Gas (CSG) industry seminar were thinking through scenarios for handling greenhouse gas emissions from gasfield developments in Queensland. Katestone Senior Consultant Lisa Smith showed how a combination of unknowns, like carbon price, reporting method selection and methane global warming potential might…

Read More

EHP Greentape and CSG: ‘Am I crazy or is it these licence conditions?’

Got approval from EHP for my CSG development, whew! Hang on, what on Earth am I going to do with these oddball conditions? This was the conundrum that Katestone’s Principal Consultant Air Quality, Natalie Shaw, explored with gas industry participants at the firm’s seminar, ‘CSG and the Air Environment – from Approval to Compliance’ held July 31, 2013.…

Read More