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Accessing Space Data Series: Microsoft
December 8, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility is hosting a three (3) part online series called “Accessing Space Data” where we explore the ways that you can access available space data and provide you with the resources and tools to freely explore how you can unlock space data – whether it’s in your day to day life, business and operations, or to contribute to your product ideation!
In the next three months, ASDAF invites notable vendors that will showcase their space data capabilities and technologies relevant to the current space landscape in a webinar form. This event is highly recommended for space data enthusiasts, businesses looking to improve or expand on a commercially interesting idea, or just any one who is interested in exploring what space data can do for you.
For our second round of guests in our online series, ASDAF invites Dr. Trevor Dhu and Nicholas Moretti to explore what opportunities Microsoft offers to Australian businesses in accessing and commercializing space and earth observation data.
About the speakers
Dr Trevor Dhu is Microsoft’s Asia Lead for Sustainability Science, where he is helping Microsoft to achieve its sustainability goals by connecting to the wide range of incredible science and technology from across the region. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2021, Trevor worked at Geoscience Australia where he led the development and implementation of Digital Earth Australian (DEA), a continental scale analytics platform that is helping Australia to use satellite data, environmental science and machine learning to change how we manage our natural resources. He’s also worked on disaster risk reduction programs in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region including almost 5-years working for AusAID in Jakarta, Indonesia. Trevor has engaged extensively with the global Earth observation community including as Australia’s Principal to the intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations (GEO).
Nick is a Senior Program Manager for Azure Space at Microsoft. Nick works in partnership with the Australian space industry to solve their most challenging problems using cloud computing, global connectivity, and space technologies. Joining the space industry in 2013, Nick has worked on the design of several Australian satellites; built experimental space domain awareness sensors and mission systems; led space research partnerships with the Australian Institute for Machine Learning and DST Group; and developed space strategies for domestic and international governments and companies.
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