Category Archives: Blog

The inaugural Peter Woodgate Award

Inaugural Peter Woodgate Award winner Eva Rodriguez with Prof Pascal Perez of AURIN  Image credit: Alicia Smith Last week AURIN had the great honour of presenting the inaugural Peter Woodgate Award at the geospatial industry’s Locate Conference. For more than 30 years, Peter Woodgate has been a trailblazer and undisputed thought leader for the Space […]

Thank you to our supporters – Research Infrastructure Investment Plan

Exciting news from AURIN! We are delighted to announce that our National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) Research Infrastructure Investment Plan (RIIP) funding application has been submitted and is currently under review. This is a significant milestone for our organisation, and we are grateful to our partners for their support in this endeavour. Preparation of […]

Quarterly Research Wrap: Affordable Housing, Heat Vulnerability, Liveability Indicators and More

Photograph of a stack of research papers, clipped together with bulldog clips in different colours

In the first quarter of 2023, data accessed through AURIN was cited in a wide variety of material, including in seven papers published in peer-reviewed journals. These datasets were used by researchers across Australia and internationally to inform analysis of subjects including the use of drones for flood monitoring, the impacts of heavy rail transport […]

AURIN Nimble Chat – ENE.HUB’s Head of Digital Urbanism Adam Beck

  In our latest AURIN Nimble Chat, Outreach and Communications Manager Lara Brown speaks with ENE.HUB’s Head of Digital Urbanism Adam Beck. Together they discuss opportunities for digital twins in Australia, the need to develop international standards, the importance of effective advocacy in demonstrating the market for digital twins, and more! Thanks to Adam for joining us. Transcript   […]

AURIN appoints Greg Tucker as Interim Board Chair, begins search for ongoing Chairperson

Following the passing late last year of the Chair of AURIN’s Board, Dr Peter Woodgate, the University of Melbourne has appointed Mr Greg Tucker, current Board member, as Interim Chair of the Board. This appointment has been endorsed by the Federal Department of Education.  As former CEO of Maurice Blackburn lawyers, consultant to the OECD […]

Vale Peter Woodgate

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the tragic death of Dr Peter Woodgate, Chair of AURIN’s Board, who passed away in late December. Over the last five years, Peter has been instrumental in guiding AURIN through tumultuous times, overseeing essential transformations and supporting the executive team with unwavering enthusiasm and […]

Research Impact: Improving climate models for urban areas

Tradition city-descriptive data uses classes (left). New datasets allow a truer representation of cities, with parameters unique to each grid representing a neighbourhood | Image supplied.  Cities are both affected by the impacts of climate change and also contribute to it—through pollution, changing landscapes, and localised warming caused by urbanisation. More than 55% of the […]

Spotlight on AURIN’s Data Team members

Photographs of members of the Data Team

‘I am so proud to be part of such a great and talented team at AURIN. Helping to facilitate the development, deployment and support of advanced data for the adoption of high-impact research within academia, industry and government across Australia is extremely satisfying. AURIN provides me with the opportunity to build and expand my geospatial […]

Liveable City Digital Twin: Piloting a Precinct-Level Digital Twin in Western Sydney

Photograph of cars driving at night, overlaid with a digital grid

A digital twin is a virtual model designed to accurately represent a real world process or system. Urban digital twins provide a representation of our built environment, including  infrastructure services and social dimensions, for data analytics and simulations that can be updated as their equivalents change. Digital twins can be used to test scenarios and […]

Research Impact: The Effects of Traffic Related Air Pollution near Childcare Centres

Air pollution is most obvious when there’s a visible event—say a bushfire or a dust storm—but there are mundane activities that also affect the quality of the air around us, like cooking with gas, lighting a wood burning fire, or driving a car. Breathing in polluted air can affect our lungs and hearts, causing long-term […]

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