University of Southern Queensland's internationally acclaimed team of applied climate experts is relentlessly striving for Australian agriculture to have access to an arsenal of the most targeted and accurate climate science tools available, and to know how to use them.
Drought impacts are, unfortunately, one of the main characteristics of the key global systems and patterns that directly affect Australia, especially the El Nino/Southern Oscillation system and its associated patterns.
Professor Roger Stone is one of the world's leading voices when it comes to climate science in the Pacific. He knows as a nation we have not focused enough attention on climate patterns such as drought.
"It's a huge issue (drought) but then it rains and the issues goes 'off the table' almost immediately but, of course, then drought comes back a few years later and everyone is puzzled, scratching their heads."