SEEGrid roadshow demonstrates interoperability to industry
10 June 2005
A cross-agency roadshow highlighting the benefits of interoperability of government geoscience data to the Australian minerals industry is currently touring all capital cities in Australia.
"The key objective of the SEEGrid Roadshow is to raise awareness of how interoperability can improve business efficiencies and effectiveness," said Geoscience Australia's, Dr Lesley Wyborn.
"Interoperability is the key to real-time access to pre-competitive geoscience information. Until now this data has been fragmented in disparate and incompatible systems across Australian government agencies," she said. "The next generation of internet technologies offer opportunities to access a range of geoscience and spatial digital information in real-time, and standardised formats to underpin exploration activities and research that are relevant to the minerals industry."
The SEEGrid Roadshow is delivering a series of executive briefings and technology diffusion workshops to a broad spectrum of organisations within industry, public and academic sectors. Executive briefings provide a generic overview of interoperable services and their benefits to any industry. Technology diffusion workshops provide a technological demonstration of how the initial test bed was deployed and implemented across three states and two jurisdictions.
Solid Earth and Environment Grid (SEE Grid) community members, Geoscience Australia, CSIRO and Social Change Online recently completed a test bed for real-time data interoperability between data that is housed in the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. This trial was supported by AUSIndustry who have approved a $170 000 Innovation Access Fora grant for SEEGrid members to showcase interoperability and extend the test bed to the remaining states and territories.
The Roadshow continues until August, with visits to all capital cities.
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