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Dr David Walland has a PhD in Meteorology/Climate, A BSc (Hons) majoring in Physics and mathematics, and a Masters in Business Administration.

David Walland received his PhD from the Earth of School Science at Melbourne University. His research has covered numerous aspects of climate including climate modelling, climate variability analysis and hydro-meteorology including extreme value analysis.

Dr David Walland is Head of Climate and Ocean Data and Analysis Services at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Climate and Ocean Data and Analysis Services are responsible for publishing and analysing the climate record, including the ocean, in particular to advise on risk and related requirements. In particular, the group works closely with stakeholders on advanced climate requests.

The Bureau presently operates under the authority of the Meteorology Act 1955, which requires it to report on the state of the atmosphere and oceans in support of Australia's social, economic, cultural and environmental goals. David Walland does not consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations.


  • 1997–present
    Head Climate and Ocean Data and Analysis Services, Bureau of Meteorology