Dr Paul Medwell’s research looks at predicting and understanding combustion processes. An Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide, he and his research group have been using eRSA services since 2013, through the partnership with The University of Adelaide.
In an effort to improve understanding and management of Australia’s ecosystems, a network of stakeholders have collaborated to undergo an intensive field study of sites across the country. Since 2012 Airborne Research Australia (ARA), a Research Centre based at Flinders University, has used its specialised aircraft, carrying sophisticated sensor packages, to produce high-resolution data of the Earth’s surface for the …
The Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) programme is an Australian Government Initiative which brings researchers and brings researchers and industry together to improve outcomes, the Data to Decisions CRC (D2D CRC) is Australia’s leading provider of Big Data capability for defence and national security.
An ARC Research Associate at the University of Adelaide, Dr Junge is using eRSA and the Nectar Cloud to power her research into Australia’s dusky shark and bronze whaler shark populations, in order to better fisheries management.
Using satellite and earth observation images to assess and monitor land conditions over very big areas provides information about soils, vegetation and other indicators of land cover and land condition to assess ecosystems, without having to go into the field.
The hope is that through superior data storage and High Performance Computing, we will be able to achieve some research outcomes that may otherwise not have been possible. That is the attraction of using eResearch tools.
Access to the Nectar cloud infrastructure has provided the additional capacity we needed to calculate the properties of various metal clusters that we are comparing to experimental results. Over the past few months we have made several advances that will lead to several key publications and contribute to 3 PhD theses.
As our calculations are computationally very demanding, having an unrestrained access to a cluster computer is highly valued. This unrestrained access is what we have achieved through the use of NeCTAR facilities through the SA node.
I am investigating some of the biggest events in history of life, such as the initial radiation of animals during the Cambrian explosion, and the evolution of huge, ponderous dinosaurs into tiny, flying birds. Most of the hard evidence for these events comes from the fossil record, but the most novel mathematical tools for these studies come from molecular biology …
In such a complex and technical area of knowledge, Professor Andrea Gerson’s research is proving invaluable for mining companies. “I’m looking at two ends of the same process. One is extracting valuable metals and the other is reducing the environmental impact,” Professor Gerson said. “Much of my work is on the surface reactions of different types of minerals which can …