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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

eInfrastructure Team Photo

‘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 […]

2022-2023 High Impact Projects Announced

AURIN Portal and API Maintenance 28-30 March

Upcoming AURIN Portal and API Service Disruption The NeCTAR Research Cloud will be carrying out planned maintenance from the evening of Monday 28 March through to the morning of Wednesday 30 March. This means that the AURIN Portal and API will be down for this time, noting the outage could be longer if we or […]

Moein Mehrolhassani and Tomas Cereceda join AURIN as Project Coordinators

We are excited to have recently welcomed Moein Mehrolhassani and Tomas Cereda, who have joined AURIN’s Project Support team as Project Coordinators. Moein will be focused on the ATRC (Australian Transport Research Cloud), while Tomas will be coordinating our HIP (High Impact Projects) program and the AURIN-ALA Built Environments Biodiversity Project. Moein has a Bachelor […]

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