Tasmanian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) forecasters provide local expertise in the moments of our state’s greatest need but this is now at risk.
Sign and tell the Government we don't accept these changes.
These highly skilled BoM staff members - who specialise in Tasmanian weather - are essential to providing forecasts that our state’s residents, businesses and emergency service workers rely on. In times of fire and flood, Tasmanian BoM forecasters provide accurate forecasts to prioritise support and assistance.
The local knowledge of Tasmania’s forecasters is critical to providing the best weather forecasts for local communities. Forecasters with local knowledge and experience are better equipped to ensuring that simulations and other tools are accurate and up to date.
Proposed changes at the BoM in Hobart would see forecasting moved to the mainland with 15-20 employees impacted by the changes. This is not good enough.
The loss of this local expertise has the potential to be devastating for our state, and once these resources go they are unlikely to come back as recent experience has shown.
Please sign this petition to send a message to the Government that Tasmania won't accept these changes.