Friends and family celebrate Mike Raupach’s life and science

Mike Raupach
Professor Michael Raupach. Photo: Tim Raupach

A special public event was held at the Shine Dome in early February in memory of the life and science of the late Michael Raupach FAA who passed away two years ago. He was one of Australia’s foremost climate researchers, focusing on interactions between the climate, the carbon cycle and humans. Crucially, he excelled in communicating with the broader Australian and international community.

The event was attended by more than 150 people. It covered Professor Raupach’s work from his early days as a PhD student to looking at the directions his work might have taken—and how he impacted current research. Of particular focus was his work on the Global Carbon Project and his various roles advising on the science of climate change. Speakers included Professor John Finnigan, Dr Cathy Trudinger, Dr Vanessa Haverd, Dr Pep Canadell and Professor Penny Sackett.

The celebration was a joint initiative of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and the Academy.

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