Category Archives: Data

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: 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 and Geoscape announce partnership to provide access to affordable built environment data

AURIN is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Geoscape Australia to enable access to their high-quality data products for researchers. Geoscape combines authoritative government data with spatial data derived from satellite and aerial imagery to deliver a clear picture of our cities, regional centres, and rural communities as they change. Geoscape location data […]

AusEnHealth: An Australian Environmental Health
Digital Twin

AusEnHealth

Since January 2021, AURIN has been involved in laying the foundation for an open-access Australian Environmental Health (AusEnHealth) Strategic Planning Digital Twin. This ambitious one-year pilot project aims to understand the landscape of Australian environmental health data collection at both state and national levels. The AusEnHealth project has acted as a means for testing, learning, […]

Epidemiological expertise and project design updates

Futureistic health data visualisation

This project received investment from the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN), the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) and the Population Health Research Network (PHRN). AURIN, the ARDC and the PHRN are funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

Project Advisory Committee for the Australian Urban Health Indicators

Adelaide: Unrecognized people riding their bicycles along Torrens river bike track in North Adelaide on a bright day

  As the Australian Urban Health Indicators (AusUrb-HI) project picks up speed, a panel of experts have been convened to assess and provide on-going guidance and advice on the project’s scientific and technical development and the needs of the researchers and decision makers who will use the indicators into the future. Introducing the AusUrb-HI Advisory […]

AURIN Investment for Impact: The Park Life Project

AURIN has funded new critical eInfrastructure for open space research, generating new, nationally consistent, data and improving existing analysis and visualisation tools. This will enable Australia’s research community to address complex urban and regional planning issues in Australia and find solutions that create positive impacts for our towns, cities and communities. Public open spaces are […]

In Progress: Adding Built Environments to Climate Models

Three maps, each showing a quality (e.g. vegetation, building coverage) over latitude and longitude

Maps of Sydney according to various descriptors | Image supplied. With data made available through AURIN, researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are working to incorporate more detailed features of the built environment into existing climate models. This will provide a basis for a better understanding of how urban areas both impact […]

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