Work in EcoScience? Stay tuned for our Eco Pathways Event Series!

Work in EcoScience? Stay tuned for our Eco Pathways Event Series!
March 20, 2018 Lauren Attana

In conjunction with the EcoCloud project, eRSA are leading a series of engagement days around the country, titled the “Eco Pathways Series”. The aim of the Pathways Series is to connect with both academics and industry professionals working in ecosciences, and raise more awareness for the existing digital infrastructure, showcase example activities, and identify common issues/practices. On this day, we will also introduce EcoEd, a new training and skills development program which is developed to enhance the translation of Australia’s eResearch infrastructure to the EcoScience community by educating and upskilling the next generation of environmental scientists and managers.

This forum is an opportunity for the EcoScience community to find out about contemporary data and technology intensive research and collection practices as well as have their say on how the community can come together across a range of subjects including training, expert support mechanisms, technology platforms and data infrastructure.

The proposed locations are Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

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  • “It would be impossible to do the type of research that we’re doing without them – it is a major factor in achieving our research outcomes.”  
    Associate Professor Con DoolanSchool of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide
  • On using an eResearch program to complete 3D modelling of architectural records: “We were able to build an interactive, photo image model of the [historical South Australian property Joseph Elliot’s cottage] home – transforming simple sketches and floor plans into an interactive 3D experience... what we have now is a computerised model that allows us to experience the Elliott house beyond just words on paper”.
    Associate Professor Christine Garnaut
  • "eResearch capabilities ... ensure we can continue to use the latest methods available in our field. The hope is that through the use of these technologies, we will be able to achieve some research outcomes that may otherwise not have been possible.”  
    Professor Ina Bornkessel-SchlesewskyCognitive Neuroscience, UniSA
  • “Open source intelligence is about extracting information from blogs, news sites and social media platforms, any information that can be freely accessed online. There’s way too much information out there for an individual or group of people to comprehend, so we have created automated tools to allow our users to extract the data they need...access to the latest technology allow[s] us to continue to provide the best platforms to our end-users.”
    David BlockowData to Decisions CRC
  • "The eRSA support is very personal and solution-focused and not just a brushing off 'it's-your-fault-check-your-code' kind of support which one sometimes gets from University tech supports. I very much appreciate the help."  
    Sven SchellenbergSchool of Science, RMIT University
  • “Having access to greater computer power helps us put in place a more realistic model in terms of the number of atoms you can have in the system and that improves the predictive power of the calculations.”
    Professor Andrea GersonMinerals and Materials Science & Technology

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