Trial of positioning technology across nine industries

10 April 2017

Geoscience Australia and the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) are looking for Australian businesses in nominated industries who are interested in improving the capability of their positioning technology.

Geoscience Australia and the CRCSI are planning to spend around $400,000 on the user testing of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for the each of the industries selected for the trial.

Nine industries in Australia have been selected for the user testing ¿ agriculture, aviation, construction, maritime, rail, resources, road, spatial and utilities.

Businesses selected for the user testing will work closely with international positioning experts to trial technology that has not been widely tested in Australia before.

The SBAS technology trial will potentially result in a number of safety, productivity, efficiency and environmental benefits for a range of different industries in Australia.

The user testing is part of a two-year project to trial SBAS in the Australasian region. The Australian Government has committed $12 million  in funding to the project and the New Zealand Government an additional $2 million.

Interested businesses can apply for the trial by completing an application form available from the CRCSI website. The call for Expressions of Interest closes on Friday, 28 April 2017

For more information about the SBAS trial and National Positioning Infrastructure Capability visit the Geoscience Australia website.