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A

AAD

Australian Antarctic Division

AAGE

Australian Association of Graduate Employers

ABC

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ACCESS

Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator

ACCESS-Fire

a fire prediction version of ACCESS

ACCESS-S

a seasonal prediction version of ACCESS

CT

Australian Capital Territory

ADF

Australian Defence Force

AEMO

The Australian Energy Market Operator

AEST

Australian Eastern Standard Time

AFAC

National Council for Fire and Emergency Services

AMBLS

Automated meteorological balloon launching systems

ANAO

Australian National Audit Office

APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

API

Application Programming Interface

APS

Australian Public Service

APSC

Australian Public Service Commission

ASO

Administrative Service Officer

AWRA

Australian Water Resources Assessment

Australis

the Bureau's supercomputer

AWS

Automatic Weather Station

B

BARRA

Bureau of Meteorology atmospheric high-resolution regional reanalysis for Australia

BOM

Bureau of Meteorology

BOMIdeas

Bureau's online research community

BMTC

Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre

C

CARES

Compensation and Rehabilitation Employee Services

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

cm

Centimetre

CO2

Carbon Dioxide

CORE

Online training to engage staff and improve cultural awareness

COSPPac2

Climate and Oceans Support Program for the Pacific

CPA

Certified Practising Accountant

CRM

Customer relationship management

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSS

Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme

Cth

Commonwealth

D

DCB

Departmental Capital Budget

DMSU

Defence Meteorological Support Unit

E

EA

Enterprise Agreement

EPMO

Enterprise Project Management Office

ESCI

Electricity Sector Climate Information

F

FAICD

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

FBT

Fringe Benefits Tax

FLARE

Flash Flood Advisory Resource

FMA

Floodplain Management Australia

FOI

Freedom of Information

FOI Act

Freedom of information Act 1982

FRR

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Financial Reporting) Rule 2015

FTSE

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Services and Engineering

G

GPS

Global Positioning System

GSO

General Service Officer

GST

Goods and Services Tax

H

Ha

Hectares

HF

High Frequency

HOA

Head of Agency

HPC

High performance computing

HR

Human Resources

HRS

Hydrologic Reference Station

HS&E

Health, Safety and Environment

HSR

Health and Safety Representative

I

IAGDP

Indigenous Australian Government Development Program

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

IDAHOBIT

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia

IMO

International Maritime Organization

IOC

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (of UNESCO)

IOTWMS

Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System

IPS

Information Publication Scheme

ISO

International Organization of Standardization

IT

Information technology

ITO

Information Technology Officer

ITIL

Informational Technology Infrastructure Library

IWK

Indigenous Weather Knowledge

J

JATWC

Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre

JWGFVR

Joint Working Group on Verification on Forecast Research

K

kl

kilolitre

km

kilometre

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

kWh

kilowatt hour

L

LGBTIQ+

People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or otherwise sexually or gender diverse

LIS

NASA land information system

M

MBA

Master of Business Administration

METAREA

geographical sea regions for coordinating the transmission of meteorological information

miPDS

Employee Performance Development Scheme

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

N

NAIDOC

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NATA

National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia

NFWIWG

National Flood Warning Infrastructure Working Group

NMHS

National Meteorological and Hydrological Services

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPS

Net Promoter Score

NSW

New South Wales

NSW OEH

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

NT

Northern Territory

NWP

Numerical Weather Prediction

NZ

New Zealand

O

OceanMAPS

Ocean Modelling, Analysis, and Prediction System

OPA

Official Public Account

OSO

Observing Systems and Operations

OSS

Observing System Strategy

P

PAES

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

PGPA Act

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

PGPA Rule

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

PO

Professional Officer

Proton

the Bureau's new weather webpage project

PSPF

Protective Security Policy Framework

PSS

Public Sector Superannuation Scheme

PSSap

PSS accumulation plan

Q

Qld

Queensland

R

R&D

research and development

RAAF

Royal Australian Air Force

Rainfields 3

a tool that provides real-time quality-controlled rainfall estimates and forecasts

RPV6

Research Plan 6

ROBUST

A program to increase resilience of critical business functions

RS

Research Scientist

S

SA

South Australia

SafetyNET

Inmarsat satellite service

SAROM

South Australian regional ocean model

SES

State Emergency Service

SES

Senior Executive Service

SIA

Strategy in Action

SDG

Sustainable Development Goal

SSM

Strategic Success Measure

STEM

Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

T

Tas

Tasmania

TAOCCC

Trial Automation of Observations at Cairns, Canberra and Coolangatta

TC

tropical cyclone

TO

Technical Officer

TR

Trainee

TSP

Tsunami Service Provider

U

UK

United Kingdom

UM

Unified Model

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

US

United States of America

UV

Ultraviolet

V

Vic

Victoria

W

WA

Western Australia

WHS

Work Health and Safety

WHSMS

Work Health and Safety Management System

WIRADA

Water Information Research and Development Alliance

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WWMIWS

Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service