Public Talks Archive

A selection of the following public talks have been filmed and are available online for on demand viewing after the presentation.

Positioning Infrastructure for a Bright Future

18 March 2015

This presentation will discuss the role of "Position" as a fundamental data layer underpinning all spatial data. It will highlight the impact of precise positioning on infrastructure management across multiple disciplines and detail steps being taken within Australia to improve the nation's fundamental positioning capability.

Understanding the effects of wind and what this means for community resilence

11 March 2015

Recent extreme weather events highlight the impact that severe wind can have on Australian communities. Wind can cause direct damage to homes and business premises, utility disruption and socio-economic activity impact. What can be expected for different forecast wind speeds? What are some of the factors influencing the severity of damage?

Community Safety - it's going VHIRL!

04 March 2015

Understanding natural hazard risk is fundamental to ensuring Australia's community safety. We need to know how often hazards occur, how large they are likely to be and what impact they may have on the Australian community. To answer these questions, we outline an innovative approach to how we can collaboratively develop this understanding and make the information available to decision makers. 

High Resolution Seismic Reflection Studies in Finland

25 February 2015

The relatively similar geology of Finland and Australia provides an excellent opportunity to consider future collaborations regarding development of seismic processing methods and interpretation tools in hard rock environments. 

LaunchBox: Use of lean business principles in the creation of a space venture

11 February 2015

As students become less engaged in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities, and fewer of the engaged students continue studying science at university, a skillset shortage is being created.

Real-time stream-processing of satellite imagery for time critical applications

29 January 2015

Software development company Pinkmatter Solutions has been developing ways to extract information from Earth observing satellites in real-time, as the data stream is received at the ground station and within seconds of the satellite passing overhead. 

Is groundwater in the Pacific Islands vulnerable to future climates

10 December 2014

Islands in the Pacific region rely heavily on groundwater and, for many islands; it is the only reliable source of freshwater throughout the year. 

Marine Pollution Response and the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies

03 December 2014

A general overview of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's main areas of operation, and more specifically the Marine Pollution Response and the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies. 

Data visualisation: meeting the challenges of emerging technologies

26 November 2014

Data visualisation is an important capability for all science agencies, adding value to projects and enhancing communication about data and its significance. 

Application of ground and spaceborne thermal infrared data for monitoring dryland surface processes

19 November 2014

With continued climate change, most of the Earth's drylands will experience increasing temperatures and decreasing precipitation

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