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New Geodetic Infrastructure for Australia


Tregoning, P and Coleman, R and Dickey, JM and Featherstone, W and Higgins, M and Johnston, G and Lambeck, K and Lovell, JEJ and McQueen, H and Rizos, C and Tingay, S and Twilley, C and Watson, CS, New Geodetic Infrastructure for Australia, Journal of Spatial Science, 53, (2) pp. 65-80. ISSN 1449-8596 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/14498596.2008.9635150


In November 2006, the Australian Federal Government announced $15.8M in funding for geospatial research infrastructure through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). NCRIS is an initiative under the Australian Government?s Backing Australia?s Ability package with a number of key principles, including maximising the contributions of the R&D system to economic development, national security, social wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Here we outline why particular components of geospatial infrastructure are required in Australia to advance (equip) geospatial research over the next 20 years. We describe some of the scientific objectives that required an upgrade and densification of Australia?s geospatial infrastructure. This paper is the perspective of researchers from a subset of University researchers involved in the AuScope Geospatial component, and so does not necessarily encompass the opinions of all those involved in AuScope geospatial.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Geodetic infrastructure; NCRIS; AuScope; GNSS; Gravity; VLBI; SLR
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geophysics
Research Field:Geodesy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Coleman, R (Professor Richard Coleman)
UTAS Author:Dickey, JM (Professor John Dickey)
UTAS Author:Lovell, JEJ (Dr Jim Lovell)
UTAS Author:Watson, CS (Dr Christopher Watson)
ID Code:54503
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2009-02-24
Last Modified:2009-03-31

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