Author Archives: Cordelia Rice

High Impact Project Update: Quantifying Regional Innovation project

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Critical economic challenges face us. Climate change and the lasting impact of the pandemic are putting pressure on the economy and destabilising the status quo. Something that can help address and mitigate the impact of these problems is innovation. Quantifying innovation is important but difficult. Innovation is not just the invention or improvement of a […]

High Impact Project Update: Green Australian Vehicle Ownership project

According to a 2021 report from the Climate Council, 75% of new car sales will need to be electric by 2030 for Australia to achieve net zero transport emissions by 2035. This imminent transition from combustion to electric vehicles (EV) will require a huge shift in the infrastructure across Australia. With all Australian states and […]

AURIN welcomes new e-Infrastructure Team members

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‘I’m interested in open and usable systems, and I hope I can help AURIN setup modern and sustainable data infrastructure.’  — Umer Altaf ‘I have always enjoyed working in research over the years and when the opportunity came at AURIN, I couldn’t pass it up. I love being able to support researchers in bettering our […]

High Impact Project Update: The Integrated Heat Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit

As extreme weather events increase it’s vitally important to identify populations who are vulnerable to extreme heat, particularly those living in urban areas. Many urban areas have higher temperatures than rural areas, a direct result of urbanisation, which is referred to as an ‘urban heat island’. This is even more crucial in Australian context, which […]

High Impact Project Update: Bikeability Assessment Tool

A goal of transportation planning is to cost effectively improve mobility, sustainability and quality of life. One simple way to do this is to increase the amount of people cycling. Bicycles reduce traffic, lower carbon emissions and provide efficient transportation. They improve people’s health and connect them more to their environment. Unsurprisingly, growing evidence suggests […]

High Impact Project Update: Linking the Illawarra Data Repository

The Illawarra Data Repository (IDR) is a regional, integrated data repository that was established in 2013. Data is collected, at various spatial and temporal resolutions, from the local government areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama in New South Wales on electricity and water consumption, residential solid waste, and Internet of Things sensor data. The repository […]

Research impact: Free public transport would mostly benefit wealthier inner-city residents

Map of Melbourne showing the VAMPIRE score (the Vulnerability Analysis for Mortgage, Petroleum and Inflation Risks and Expenditure), available via the AURIN Map portal. The rising cost of living is causing economic pain across Australia. The soaring price of petrol is impacting not just our commutes but also the costs of goods and services. This […]

AURIN welcomes Pronab Pal

We are pleased to welcome Pronab Pal as AURIN’s new Senior Cloud Engineer. Pronab is leading the Australian Transport Research Cloud (ATRC) project, a collaboration between Australian researchers, planners, and policymakers to deliver data and tools to accelerate transport research and impacts across Australia. “I am super excited to join AURIN to lead the ATRC […]

AURIN welcomes Rohit Gupta

We are pleased to welcome Rohit Gupta as AURIN’s new Data/Data Science Officer. Rohit is part of the Data and the Data Science Team, where he works on data engineering and research aspects to build upon AURIN’s capability for the urban, regional, and social science research community. “I was looking for an opportunity where I […]

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