Enhancing Global Collaborations in Earth Observation and Related Informatics

Enhancing Global Collaborations in Earth Observation and Related Informatics

Thu, 29/05/2014 - 15:00 to 16:00


About the Presenter

Dr Arnold Dekker

Dr. Arnold Dekker has a BSc in physical geography, a MSc in quaternary geology and a PhD in airborne imaging spectrometry of inland water quality.  He worked at the Free University of Amsterdam (till 1999) where he developed an inland and coastal water quality earth observation research group. In 1999 he moved to Australia to take up a position at CSIRO to enhance aquatic ecosystem earth observation science and applications. He twice led the CSIRO Environmental Earth Observation Program – currently a 30+ staffed research group.  In addition since 2009 Dr Arnold Dekker has an adjunct professor position the University of Queensland. He has (co) authored 18 book chapters, 42 peer reviewed research papers and 62 client or technical reports. Since late 2012, Dr.  Dekker leads the Earth Observation & Informatics Transformational Capability Platform (EOI-TCP) in CSIRO.


Venue

Charles Darwin University
Ellengowan Drive
Building Blue 5.1.01
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia

The aim of the Earth Observation & Informatics Transformational Capability Platform (EOI-TCP) in CSIRO is to enhance Australia’s environmental accounting; terrestrial, marine and atmospheric stewardship; and economic and competitive edge. The EOI-TCP priorities are: international engagement; international next-generation satellite data access and evaluation; satellite calibration and validation; underpinning informatics platform capabilities leading to scientifically robust and user-friendly effective applications.

This is achieved by developing capability; supporting the current and future Earth observation data and underpinning science needs of CSIRO teams; leveraging infrastructure, including satellite data calibration facilities, satellite ground stations, computational infrastructure, and research infrastructure ; developing efficient networks across CSIRO, nationally and  internationally.

The application areas range over environmental, climate, minerals and mining and disasters; for this presentation Arnold Dekker will focus on aquatic ecosystems. Underpinning these applications is a deep understanding of sensors, signals, processing and information extraction. Special attention will be give to a collaboration between CSIRO, Geoscience Australia and the NCI (National Computational Infrastructure) that have launched the first phase of the Australian Geoscience Data Cube infrastructure – a high performance data management system for multi-platform satellite data.

As CSIRO’s aim is national and international relevance, we invest in collaborations with other national and international agencies-specifically where clear synergy is evident.

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