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A

AAD

Australian Antarctic Division

AASB

Australian Accounting Standards Board

ABC

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACCESS

Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator

ACCESS-C

a city-scale version of ACCESS

ACCESS-CE3

a convection-permitting ensemble version of ACCESS

ACCESS-GE3

a global ensemble version of ACCESS

ACCESS-S

a seasonal prediction version of ACCESS

ACS

Australian Climate Service

ACSC

Australian Cyber Security Centre

ACT

Australian Capital Territory

ADEPT

Australian Defence Environmental Prediction Tool

ADF

Australian Defence Force

AEMO

The Australian Energy Market Operator

AFAC

National Council for Fire and Emergency Services

AFDRS

Australian Fire Danger Rating System

AGCD

Australian Gridded Climate Dataset

AMBLS

Automated meteorological balloon launching systems

ANAO

Australian National Audit Office

ANZEMC

Australia-New Zealand Emergency Management Committee

API

Application Programming Interface

APS

Australian Public Service

APSC

Australian Public Service Commission

ASO

Administrative Service Officer

ATCAG

Australian Tropical Cyclone Advisory Group

AWRA

Australian Water Resources Assessment

Australis

the Bureau's supercomputer

AUSWAVE

the Bureau's wave forecast model

AWAP

Australian Water Availability Project

AWS

Automatic Weather Station

B

B2B

Business-to-Business

BARRA

Bureau of Meteorology atmospheric high-resolution regional reanalysis for Australia

BOM

Bureau of Meteorology

BOMIdeas

the Bureau's online research community

BoMSAC

Bureau Science Advisory Committee

BMTC

Bureau of Meteorology Training Centre

C

CARES

Compensation and Rehabilitation Employee Services

CCC

Australian Government Crisis Co-ordination Centre

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

cm

centimetre

CMT

Critical Incident Management Team

CO2

Carbon Dioxide

COSMIC-2

Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate Follow-on Mission

COSPPac2

Climate and Oceans Support Program for the Pacific

CRM

Customer relationship management

CSOC

Cybersecurity Operations Centre

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSG

Community Services Group

CSS

Commonwealth Superannuation Scheme

Cth

Commonwealth

D

DCB

Departmental Capital Budget

DDG

Data & Digital Group

DEPS

Dispersion Ensemble Prediction System

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

E

EA

Enterprise Agreement

ECMWF

European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts

EL

Executive Level

EMA

Emergency Management Australia

ENSO

El Niño-Southern Oscillation

ESCI

Electricity Sector Climate Information

F

FAICD

Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

FBT

Fringe Benefits Tax

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

GFE

Graphical Forecast Editor

GOCF

Gridded Operational Consensus Forecast

GPS

Global Positioning System

GSO

General Service Officer

GST

Goods and Services Tax

H

HOA

Head of Agency

HPC

High performance computing

HSE

Health, Safety and Environment

HSR

Health and Safety Representative

I

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

IEC

International Electrotechnical Commission

IMPROVER

Integrated Model Post-Processing and Verification

IMT

Incident Management Team

IOC

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (of UNESCO)

IPS

Information Publication Scheme

ISO

International Organization of Standardization

IT

Information technology

ITO

Information Technology Officer

IWXXM

Meteorological Information Exchange Model

K

km

kilometre

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

kWh

kilowatt hour

L

LTIFR

Lost time injury frequency rate

M

MBA

Master of Business Administration

MET5

Meteorology Five Eyes Community of Practice

miPDS

Employee Performance Development Scheme

mm

millimetre

MUSLi

Monitoring and Updating of Station Lists

N

NAIDOC

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NPR

National Performance Review

NSW

New South Wales

NT

Northern Territory

NWP

Numerical Weather Prediction

O

OceanMAPS

Ocean Modelling Analysis and Prediction System

OPA

Official Public Account

P

PAES

Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements

PBS

Portfolio Budget Statements

PGPA Act

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013

PGPA Rule

Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

PNGCDP

Papua New Guinea Capacity Development Project

PNGNWS

Papua New Guinea National Weather Service

PO

Professional Officer

PSS

Public Sector Superannuation Scheme

PSSap

PSS accumulation plan

PST

Public Services Transformation Program

Q

Qld

Queensland

QMS

Quality Management System

R

R&D

Research and development

RAAF

Royal Australian Air Force

ROBUST

a program to increase resilience of critical business functions

ROU

Right of Use

RS

Research Scientist

S

SA

South Australia

SES

State Emergency Service

SES

Senior Executive Service

SDG

Sustainable Development Goal

SSM

Strategic Success Measure

STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

T

TAF3

an aerodrome forecast

Tas

Tasmania

TC

tropical cyclone

TO

Technical Officer

TR

Trainee

U

UK

United Kingdom

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UV

Ultraviolet

V

Vic

Victoria

W

WA

Western Australia

WHS

Work Health and Safety

WHSMS

Work Health and Safety Management System

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WMO CBS

WMO Commission for Basic Systems

WoAG

Whole of Australian Government