Core Partners are organisations which have made a long term broad commitment to the CRCSI and enjoy benefits across the spread of CRCSI activities, and have a commensurately greater say in the directions of the CRCSI.
The 43pl consortium operates a unit trust which facilitates participation in the CRCSI by a large number of small to medium sized enterprises.
Members for the current year are listed here (click on the logos for more information).
Curtin University is Western Australias largest university with approximately 41,000 students, nearly 17,000 of whom are offshore and onshore international students.
The Curtin School of Spatial Sciences is Australia's largest spatial discipline focused school with some 40 staff and 400 students.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) plays a key role in supporting the state government’s priority to boost productivity in Victoria’s food and fibre sector.
DEPI’s responsibilities include
managing land and water on public and private land
improving service delivery to regional areas
focus on jobs and investment
delivering better regulation
building and maintaining healthy, natural envionments
managing our natural resources
responding to fire, flood and biosecurity emergencies
DEPI has been formed from the Department of Sustainability and Environment and the Department of Primary Industries.
The Queensland Department of Environment & Resources Management handles some of the most complex issues facing Queensland, including securing water for the future, managing land use, meeting the challenges of climate change, and conserving the state’s natural and cultural heritage. DERM promotes sustainable living and resource use, and employs the latest science to underpin decision making.
Ergon Energy, as a Queensland Government Owned Corporation, operates as an electricity distributor, retailer and generator and services around 680,000 customers across its vast operating area of over one million square kilometres – 97% of the state of Queensland – from the expanding coastal and rural population centres to the remote communities of outback Queensland and the Torres Strait.
Their purpose is ‘to enhance the economic and lifestyle aspirations of our customers through sustainable energy solutions’.
Geoscience Australia is a prescribed agency within the Resources, Energy and Tourism portfolio, and our Minister is The Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP.
Geoscience Australia is a world leader in providing first class geoscientific information and knowledge which enables government and community to make informed decisions about
the exploitation of resources
the management of the environment
the safety of critical infrastructure and
the resultant wellbeing of all Australians.
We look at key issues such as the global attractiveness of Australia's offshore and onshore exploration, improved resource management and environmental protection. We play a key role in developing a sustainable energy supply for Australia's future.
The outcome of our work is an enhanced potential for the Australian community to obtain economic, social and environmental benefits through the application of first class research and information.
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Landgate is Western Australia’s primary source of land information and geographic data, providing the accuracy Government, business and individuals rely on. Landgate provides Western Australians with easy access to location information including:
property sales reports
Land and Property Information (LPI), a division of the Department of Finance & Services, is the key provider of land information services in New South Wales.
Authoritive land information is a vital tool that enables the community, business and government to derive maximum benefit from land and property to generate economic growth and prosperity.
LPI's integrated framework connects the people of NSW to a comprehensive package of land and property services including land title registration, property information, valuation, surveying and mapping. LPI provides land information services to individuals, businesses, government agencies and non profit organisations throughout NSW, Australia and internationally.
Queensland University of Technology
QUT has been a CRCSI partner since 2005. Its website states "Based in Brisbane, QUT is a top Australian university with global connections and a reputation for quality undergraduate and postgraduate courses, a wide range of studies and applied research best suited to the needs of industry and the community"
The University of Cantebury
The University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand's South Island. The university offers:
* World-class research
* Inspirational teaching
* A vibrant campus environment
* A great student lifestyle with students from around the world
The University of New England, based in Armidale NSW, was the first university to be established in Australia outside a capital city. Its School of Environmental and Rural Science (ERS), aims to equip people with the skills to enable them to Save the Planet and Feed the World.
The School of ERS is one of the largest and most respected agriculture and environmental science schools in Australia. It explores how the Earth shapes our activities and how our activity shapes the Earth, covering all aspects of agricultural and environmental science including natural resources, animal science, plant science, zoology, agronomy, soils, geology and environmental engineering.
Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation AGO
AGO is the lead geospatial and imagery intelligence organisation in the Department of Defence. Its purpose is to provide geospatial intelligence from imagery and other sources, in support of Australia’s defence and national interests.
Department of Food and Agriculture, WA
We aim to create a progressive, innovative and profitable agriculture and food sector that benefits Western Australia.
We support the success of our state’s agrifood businesses through services and partnerships that help increase industry profitability and sustainability, while safeguarding our state’s precious natural resources.
DAFWA drives the economic development of the agriculture and food sector in Western Australia (WA), with a focus on export-led growth. We also undertake research, development and extension activities with partners around Australia and throughout the world to harness the best knowledge and technical excellence available.
Dept of Health, WA
WA Health is Western Australia’s public health system. Their vision is healthier, longer and better quality lives for all Western Australians.
The mission of WA Health is to improve, promote and protect the health of Western Australians by:
Caring for individuals and the community
Caring for those who need it most
Making the best use of funds and resources
Supporting our team
Their services include:
public hospitals and community health services
health protection through public health services and disaster preparedness management
mental health services including in-patient services, crisis management and community treatment and support services
drug and alcohol information, prevention and treatment services
dental health services including school dental health and public community dental services
Aboriginal health services
ENERGEX has more than 3500 staff working in a range of roles to supply electricity to a population of around 2.8 million people in South East Queensland.
A top 100 Australian company with more than $7 billion in total assets, ENERGEX has more than 80 years industry experience and has a strong focus on customer communications, positive environmental outcomes and community safety.
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is a government department, accountable through its Chief Executive to the Minister for Land Information.
LINZ maintains and regulates Crown and private property rights in New Zealand, and makes available the geographic information about New Zealand that underpins property rights, national security and emergency services responses.
Murray-Darling Basin Authority
The Murray–Darling Basin Authority is the agency responsible for planning the integrated management of the water resources of the Murray–Darling Basin.
The agency is part of the portfolio of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, reporting to the Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water.
The MDBA is an integral element of the Australian Government’s Water for the Future program, which has four priorities:
tackling climate change
supporting healthy rivers
using water wisely
securing our water supplies
"The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is one of Australia’s original and leading educational institutions, producing some of Australia’s most employable graduates. As an innovative, global university of technology RMIT has an international reputation for excellence in work-relevant education and high quality research, and engagement with the needs of industry and community.
With more than 70,000 students studying at RMIT campuses in Melbourne, in Vietnam, online, and at partner institutions throughout the world, the University is one of the largest in the country. It has built a worldwide reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education and research. A vibrant alumni community now stretches across more than 100 countries.
RMIT is a member of the Australian Technology Network."
Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is an innovative education institution, based in Victoria, Australia. It is committed to delivering excellence in higher education, vocational training and research. To achieve this, and to meet the challenges of the future, they are focused on:
Delivering industry outcomes
Facilitating a global perspective
They are a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities and the Community Colleges for International Development. Swinburne is named amongst the top universities in the world in both the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Rankings and Times Higher Education University Rankings.
Telethon Kids Institute
The Telethon Kids Institute (formerly Telethon Institute for Child Health Research) is dedicated to the prevention of childhood diseases and disability. The Institute's success stems from its innovative approach in bringing together researchers from different fields of science to tackle major issues in child health and wellbeing.
The University of Melbourne
The Department of Infrastructure Engineering is the new home for the disciplines of civil engineering, environmental engineering and geomatics.
"Our focus is to solve infrastructure problems in a sustainable way. The Department of Infrastructure Engineering works with industry and community partners to answer challenges including greenhouse gas emissions, water scarcity, and infrastructure for a growing population.
Combining civil engineering, environmental engineering and geomatics in one department creates a broad scope for our research and engineering education. Our researchers and graduates will contribute to the creation of sustainable infrastructure, delivering valuable benefits ..."
The School of Surveying & Spatial Information Systems is one of the schools of the UNSW Faculty of Engineering - the largest engineering faculty in Australia. The School offers two B.Eng. degrees, one in Surveying and the other in Geoinformation Systems. From the very beginning the School has placed a great emphasis on Research, initially in the fields of Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Survey Adjustments and Remote Sensing.
Since the mid 1980s the focus has changed to high accuracy GPS technology and applications, and since then has expanded to Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and wireless positioning systems in general. In addition new research strengths have developed in radar remote sensing, Lidar, signal processing and GNSS receiver design. The current research areas can now be placed under the general umbrella of "Navigation and Earth Observation".
ANZLIC is the peak intergovernmental organisation providing leadership in the collection, management and use of spatial information in Australia and New Zealand.
ANZLIC's strength lies in partnerships with all government jurisdictions, professional and commercial groups, and users of spatial information, as partnerships continue to be the key to a stronger spatial information industry.
ANZLIC aims to provide decision-makers in all areas of the community with access to quality spatial information services to help them make more effective decisions.
Department of the Environment
The Department of the Environment designs and implements the Australian Government’s policies and programmes to protect and conserve the environment, water and heritage and promote climate action. The environmental framework is being delivered under four pillars:
Spatial Industries Business Association is the peak employer body representing the spatial information industry. SIBA encourages the use of spatial information and technologies in government and the wider business community; promotes the engagement of private sector companies to undertake spatial information and technology activities; and identifies emerging opportunities for the sector.
Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute
The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) is Australia and New Zealand's peak body representing the interests of surveying and spatial science professionals, combining the disciplines of land surveying, engineering & mining surveying, cartography, hydrography, remote sensing and spatial information science.
The SSSI vision is "to provide a globally recognised forum for the spatial sciences community that leads, promotes, advocates and delivers excellence"
Anna University established the Institute of Remote Sensing (IRS) in 1982 with the funds provided by TamilNadu Government. Over the years, the infra structural facilities have been gradually built-up using development grants mainly from Ministry of Human Resource Development, University Grants Commission, Federal Republic of Germany, Department of Space, Government of India and Department of Agriculture of Government of TamilNadu. At present, the Institute is rated as one of best in the Country in the areas of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System and large-scale mapping. The Institute functions as an autonomous unit of the Anna University governed by an executive committee headed by the vice-chancellor. The Tamil Nadu Government provides the recurring grants for maintenance. As an externally assisted project, the Federal Republic of Germany has provided assistance worth 7 million DM towards equipment, exchange of staff and for conducting a 4-year engineering Under Graduate programme " B. E. Geoinformatics " which is the only program of its kind in this country. The institute has about 2400 sq.mts. of built-up space for various laboratories, equipped with sophisticated equipment worth Rs. 150 million.
Future Position X
Future Position X (FPX) is a cluster with focus on the innovative use of Geographic Information: an independent arena for demonstration, development and marketing of services and knowledge.
There are a host of complex spatial and geomatic challenges that face the world, from developing truly precise and ubiquitous positioning, to provisioning high quality satellite and airborne imagery to anyone, anywhere at any time.
Empowering the researchers and connecting them with the users will expand the world's innovative capacity in this fascinating area of science. Collaborative networks are one of the key means to realise these greater benefits.
The GSN's value proposition is to:
permit our organizations to grow into new markets
allow the advantage of economies of scale through a larger base of potential partners
provide a unique insight into fulfilling the needs of our partners
give our partners access to new technologies, new R&D and education and training opportunities
add credibility to our businesses
JAXA - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
"On October 1, 2003, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL) and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) were merged into one independent administrative institution to be able to perform all their activities in the aerospace field as one organization, from basic research and development to utilization. The independent administrative institution is the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)."
" As space development and utilization, and aviation research and development are steps to achieve the nation's policy objectives, our contribution to problem solving is an important mission for us. JAXA proposed its long-term vision, "JAXA2025," to realize our own mission. Under our corporate message "Reaching for the skies, exploring space," JAXA is pursuing great possibilities in various aerospace fields and is striving to succeed with various research and development missions in order to contribute to the peace and happiness of humankind."
Open Geospatial Consortium
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international industry consortium of 468 companies, government agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available interface standards. OGC® Standards support interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and location-based services and mainstream IT. The standards empower technology developers to make complex spatial information and services accessible and useful with all kinds of applications.
The Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was established on 8 November 2012, through the merging of two CAS institutes: the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA) and the Center for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE).
As a scientific research institute, RADI was established as a major initiative of CAS “Innovation 2020” Program and “one positioning, three breakthroughs, five important fostering directions” project ( the “one, three, five” project for short ). The consolidation will pool the advantages of both CAS institutes in the fields of remote sensing and Earth observation to promote the development of cutting-edge scientific research, and to meet national strategic demands.
The strategic objectives of RADI are to explore leading technologies in Earth observation and the mechanisms for acquiring and distributing remote sensing information. RADI will focus on the construction and operation of major Earth observation infrastructure and the air-space-ground integrated Earth observation technology system. RADI will enhance its capacity for providing resource-environment spatial information at regional and global levels by establishing a digital Earth scientific platform, therefore building itself into a comprehensive, world-class research institute.
TECTERRA creates economic value for Canada through investment in geomatics technology solutions for various resource sectors and geospatial information management applications.
"We have a suite of investment and grant programs available to Small and Medium Enterprises, entrepreneurs, researchers and universities."
TU Delft (Delft University of Technology) collaborates with a large number of other educational and research institutes within the Netherlands and abroad and has a reputation for high-quality teaching and research. TU Delft has extensive contacts with governments, trade organisations, consultancies, the industry and small and medium-sized companies.
TU Delft was founded in 1842 as the Royal Academy by King Willem II. It has been known as the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) since 1986.
University of Twente
The University of Twente is a modern, entrepreneurial university, leading in the area of new technologies and a catalyst for change, innovation and progress in society. Our strength lies in our capacity to combine. We are working on future technologies including: ICT, biotechnology and nanotechnology for which behavioural and social science research are essential. After all, the most interesting and relevant innovations take place at the cutting edge of these technologies and their impact on humanity and societies.
Wuhan University is a key university directly under the administration of the Education Ministry of the People's Republic of China. It is located in Hubei Province's capital Wuhan known as "The thoroughfare leading to nine provinces".
The university dates back to Ziqiang Institute, which was founded in 1893. Later, it changed its name several times before it was named National Wuhan University in July 1928. By the end of 1946, the university had six colleges: the colleges of liberal arts, law, sciences, engineering, agriculture and medicine.
The new Wuhan University was founded on August 2nd, 2000 as an amalgamation of the original Wuhan University, Wuhan University of Hydraulic and Electrical Engineering, Wuhan Technical University of Surveying and Mapping, and Hubei Medical University.