Earth Observation Sundowner with Earth Observation Australia Inc
ASDAF, together with Earth Observation Australia (EOA) Inc., hosted the second Perth Sundowner event on 1 December. Thank you to everyone who joined us – there was certainly a buzz as the community came together to learn and connect. Our director, Professor Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, shared an overview of how space data is contributing to the Australian space economy and supporting job growth in the industry.
For companies looking for additional support in data analytics or data engineering, a reminder that we are currently accepting EOI applications until 14 January 2022 at www.asdaf.space/eoi.
We would like to thank Dr Jasmine Muir for representing EOA Inc. To keep up to date with their activities and initiatives go to www.eoa.org.au, and their annual conference will be in Brisbane from 22-25 August 2022, for more details visit www.earthobsforum.org.
Other points of interest that occurred during the sundowner are:
- The Australian Space Agency released their Earth Observation (EO) Roadmap this week.
- Dr Rueben Rajasingam shared an overview of LatConnect60 and how it is making data more accessible through its unique satellite data services. For anyone interested, Dr Rueben can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Dr Amy Parker shared how the CSIRO Centre for Earth Observation is making space data more accessible through their Open Data Cube and NOVA SAR-1. To register your interest in accessing the NOVA SAR data, go to data.novasar.csiro.au.
- For those interested in the agriculture sector, Sam Atkinson shared how the Cropping Hub Platform at Digital Agriculture Services shows the user what is being growing where and how it is performing with interactive maps and data. If you’re interested in joining their team, they’re currently recruiting a spatial data scientist, a geospatial data analyst and three software developers . For more information follow https://digitalagricultureservices.com/careers.
Stay tuned for our next Sundowner in early 2022. If you’re not in Perth, we are planning local events across Australia in 2022 – COVID restrictions allowing – so watch this space.