Paul is an experienced science communicator. From 2003 to 2014, he managed CSIRO’s involvement in the Australian Climate Change Science Program, the nation’s largest such research activity. He also managed a major CSIRO program developing Australia’s most comprehensive national climate change projections, released in early 2015. Paul convened the Australian climate change science GREENHOUSE conferences in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013, each attracting more than 300 Australian and international delegates.
Simon has worked in communication for more than 20 years. This included almost 13 years as a CSIRO Communication Manager in Melbourne, where he developed strategies and formed teams to deliver communication campaigns that – using new, social and traditional media – raised awareness of the impact of CSIRO’s research into understanding our oceans, coasts, climate and atmosphere.