Join the NSW Branch of Soil Science Australia for a comprehensive workshop on soil carbon sequestration. This event brings together leading soil scientists and soil carbon practitioners to delve into the "hows and whys" of soil carbon sequestration, and the methods that contribute to increasing soil carbon levels in Australian soils.
Who should attend?
The workshop will consider topics such as:
We anticipate this workshop will prove informative for carbon farmers, farmers thinking about a carbon project, government, protocol designers, rural landholders, carbon traders, and Soil Science Australia members who are interested in participating in soil carbon sequestration activities or projects.
8.30 - 8.45 am: Arrival (tea and coffee)
8.45 - 9.00 am: Welcome
9.00 - 10.00 am: The Clean Energy Regulator - Luke Signor, Acting Manager, Savanna, Agriculture and Soil Carbon Credits Team
10.10 - 10.55 am: Soil carbon project opportunities - Carbon Service Providers
10.55 - 11.15 am: Morning Tea
11.15 - 11.55 am: Landholders' perspectives and experiences
12.05 - 12.30 pm: Sequestration rates: myths and magic, or reality? - Dr Jonathan Gray CPSS – Semi-retired Senior Scientist (Soil Modelling), NSW Dept Planning and Environment
12.30 - 12.55 pm: Soil carbon sequestration: more than just carbon credits - Dr Susan Orgill, Soil Carbon Program Manager & Senior Scientific Advisor, Select Carbon
12.55 - 1.40 pm: Lunch
1.40 - 2.05 pm: The practicalities of sampling; tips, tricks and slips - Dr Brian Murphy, Soil Scientist and Visiting Fellow of the Australian National University
2.05 - 2.30 pm: Demystifying sampling design statistics - Dr Jane Aiken CPSS CEnvP, Consulting and Environmental Services
2.40 - 3.05 pm: Constraints to landholder adoption of soil carbon projects - Mr Phil Mulvey, CEO at Ryzo (formerly Carbon Count)
3.05 - 3.30 pm: The dynamics of soil carbon sequestration - Dr Senani Karunaratne, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
3.30 - 3.50 pm: Afternoon Tea
3.50 - 4.15 pm: Rangeland soil carbon sequestration; playing to Australia’s strengths - Dr Karl Andersson, Research Officer, Soil Carbon, NSW Department of Primary Industries
4.15- 4.55 pm: Presenters Panel Q & A: Where do we go from here? - Dr Peter Bacon CPSS , Woodlots and Wetlands (Chair)
4.55 - 5.00 pm: Close Dr Katharine Brown, NSW Branch President