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amber young aviationWe are pleased to announce Ms Amber Young, Regional Aviation Manager – Northeast Region as a keynote speaker at the 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea & Air to be held at the Jupiter’s, Gold Coast on the 1 June 2016.

Amber Young will discuss ‘Weather intelligence in support of SAR operations’.

While for many, flicking through a number of weather apps and websites is part of their daily decision making for leisure based activities, when it comes to matters of safety and in particular search and rescue operations, agencies can confidently rely on the Bureau of Meteorology to provide them with world class weather intelligence to assist in making life critical decisions. The intellectual property of the Bureau is its frontline forecasters.

These highly skilled meteorologists are able to assess the limitations of a suite of global weather models, and provide reliable and scenario based forecasts of surface and upper atmospheric conditions to support Search and Rescue operations.

The Bureau of Meteorology has recently expanded its situational awareness intelligence capabilities with the introduction of high resolution and rapidly updated satellite imagery (courtesy of the Japanese Himawari-8 satellite).  Investments in a new and more powerful supercomputer support our day to day operations, including continuous monitoring of enhanced atmospheric and wave model guidance and remote sensing equipment.

A combination of technology and human capital ensures that the Bureau of Meteorology supplies the weather and ocean intelligence needed to support the Search and Rescue community in balancing the safety of search personnel while enabling reduced search times.  For these reasons, not all weather information should be treated equal, the Bureau of Meteorology is the trusted advisor – providing quality weather intelligence to support safety related decisions.

Amber is the Regional Aviation Manager for the Northeast Region, which encompasses Queensland and the Northern Territory. She is primarily responsible for the  planning, development and implementation of the Aviation Weather Services program, with emphasis on low-level airspace and aerodrome service requirements for Queensland and Northern Territory regions.

Prior to her current role, Amber has worked as an operational Meteorologist based in the Queensland Regional Forecasting Centre between 2008 and 2014. As an operational Meteorologist Amber was responsible for the day-to-day forecast and warning duties for the public, marine, agriculture and aviation sectors within Queensland.

Amber has also spent time on secondments to the shift supervisory role within the Queensland regional forecasting centre and as a severe weather forecaster covering fire weather, convection/thunderstorms and tropical cyclones.

Amber has also spent time in the Cairns forecasting office and in client embedded operations based in Amberley, Oakey, Townsville and the Virgin Australia Meteorological Unit.

The 2016 Australian and New Zealand Search and Rescue Conference (ANZSAR); Land, Sea & Air will be held at the Jupiters Hotel, Gold Coast on the 1 June 2016.

CLICK HERE to view the Conference Program with an impressive line up of keynote speakers and targeted forums it makes this the premier conference to attend in the Oceania region.

To register for the conference CLICK HERE.


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