The Ozone Science Group is an informal group of Australian scientists interested in stratospheric ozone science. They meet once a quarter to share information about developments in ozone science and research, to coordinate their activities and to cooperate on specific projects.
The group was established in 2007 as a means to encourage cooperation among Australia’s stratospheric ozone interests. It comprises key Australian ozone scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division, Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, and a number of research universities including the Universities of Melbourne, Wollongong, NSW, Tasmania, Adelaide, the Australian National University, Macquarie University and LaTrobe University. Some ozone scientists from New Zealand are also part of the group and participate in meetings by teleconference.
The Ozone Science Group has undertaken a number of cooperative activities, such as combining information to produce a comprehensive review of the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Antarctic Ozone Holes, and a combined submission to the draft National Framework for Climate Change Science in late 2008. The group is an ideal way for Australian scientists to share information on new and ongoing research, to share data and information, to coordinate their research activities where possible, and to advocate for new or redirected research.
The Group also prepared Australia's national report to the tri-ennial Ozone Research Managers meeting in May 2011.
- Antarctic Ozone Hole 2010 (PDF 1.0 MB)
- Australian National Report for the 8th WMO/UNEP Ozone Research Managers Meeting (PDF 1.3 MB)
- The Antarctic ozone hole during 2008 and 2009 (PDF 1.3 MB)
- The 2007 Antarctic ozone hole (PDF 1.3 MB)
The department facilitates the operation of the group and provides secretariat support. For further information on the Ozone Science Group, please call the department on +61 (0)2 6274 2023.
Ozone science research and resources
- Ozone Science Strategy
- Ozone Science Group
- Postgraduate top-up scholarship for research in ozone science
- Recognition of Australian contributions to protecting the ozone layer
The ozone layer
Antarctic ozone hole
- About the Antarctic ozone hole
- Antarctic ozone hole images
Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer ozone images 1979-2010.
- Antarctic ozone hole summary reports
Issued by CSIRO each year when the Antarctic hole forms in the Southern Hemisphere spring.