Greater Impact through Environmental Infrastructure: NCRIS Symposium

TERN, together with fellow National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) projects, invite you to a special science symposium to celebrate the collaborative impact of Australia’s environmental infrastructure.

Greater Impact Through Environmental Infrastructure: Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of NCRIS will be held at the National Library of Australia from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 18 May 2017.

The symposium will showcase the impact of 10 years of investment into environmental infrastructure, and provide a platform to foster new collaborations and shape future innovations to enable ongoing influence.

NCRIS has adopted a collaborative approach to delivering world-class environmental research infrastructure, and the symposium will provide an opportunity to tap into the wealth of novel science, solutions, tools, products and open data that this powerful network of projects is producing.

Collectively Australia’s NCRIS projects are enabling scientists, managers and policy-makers to better address Australia’s big environmental challenges, so this is a not-to-be-missed event for anyone working to improve the understanding and management of Australia’s ecosystems.

Registration for the symposium is free and is now open. Click here to register now!

The 2017 NCRIS Symposium will feature an exciting range of presentations and panel sessions showcasing the breadth of Australia’s NCRIS supported environmental monitoring and science infrastructure and its impact on research, government, industry, and the public.

TERN infrastructure and its users will feature in a number of sessions including ‘Synthesising Environmental Information’; ‘Change in space and time’; ‘Enabling Government’; and ‘Empowering researchers’. Importantly, and perhaps uniquely for such a symposium, presentations during these sessions will primarily be real-world case studies of the impact of NCRIS data and infrastructure given by users themselves.

TERN will also play a role in the ‘International impact session’ which will feature a lively panel discussion on how Australian environmental infrastructure is integrated or leads global issues.

The Symposium will also include plenaries from Professor Suzanne Miller, Queensland Chief Scientist and Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Queensland Museum Network; and Professor Mark Westoby of Macquarie University’s Genes to Geoscience Research Centre.

For more information please email TERN.

You can also join the conversation before and during the symposium on Twitter via #NCRISimpact

We hope to see you in Canberra next month…

Published in TERN newsletter April 2017

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