SA's New Space Weather Hub

SA's New Space Weather Hub

The Bureau of Meteorology is set to open a brand-new Space Weather hub at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen in the city.

The hub, which is proposed to open in 2022, is completely backed by the Australian and South Australian government and will see the Bureaus space weather scientists, researchers and customer engagement specialists located alongside the Australian Space Agency, Microsoft Azure Space and other space, defence and commercial customers.

South Australia is the centre of space research and technology in Australia. The government is committed to investing in space, it only makes sense that the Bureau’s space weather team joins the ranks in Adelaide

The Minister for Finance and Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham welcomed the announcement and said that the move will bring more jobs to South Australia and expertise to the rapidly growing space sector. The enthusiasm and passion for the space industry is huge at the moment and is continuously growing.

The Bureau will be adding four new positions to its Space Weather Service, bringing a total of 18 positions available to the new hub in Adelaide. Premier Steven Marshall applauded the move which will increase our space industry, which is already employing 1400 South Australians.

Having the Bureau space weather team located in this area will enable industry and other stakeholders such as Defence to be even more prepared to respond to space weather events, protect infrastructure, the community and participate and support the development of industry-specific plans. Ultimately opening up numerous other job opportunities.

With the new venture for space-related jobs, Australia has and will continue to rocket into the global space industry and South Australia happen to be at the forefront of these endeavours.

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