Increasing participation in ocean science through data visualisation
C3’s Productive Coasts group, led by Martina Doblin, has engaged in a unique collaboration between citizen scientists, science practitioners and information visualisation experts. Adrift, has helped in understanding the way marine microbes experience the ocean. Through simulations of plankton drifting in the global ocean, citizen scientists are empowered to help discover where marine microbes are most at risk from contemporary changes in the ocean. Knowledge about changes in plankton morphology is advancing scientific understanding of how these organisms are responding to contemporary environmental change, knowledge that is critical for the development of predictive models of future ocean productivity.
Oyster industry transformation - Building sustainability and profitability in the Australian Oyster Industry
The C3 Seafood Safety research program, led by Associate Professor Shauna Murray, is overseeing a project deploying real time salinity sensors to collect detailed data on salinity and temperature in each estuary of NSW. This is then correlated by researchers with data on microbial communities, phytoplankton and biotoxins from subsequent shellfish meat and water testing.
Models based on this data will be developed to improve the precision of the NSW Food Authority’s harvest management plans, reducing the number of closure events and potentially increasing industry revenue by an anticipated $3.03 million per annum across all NSW oyster farms.
C3: Associate Professor Shauna Murray
School of Business, Faculty of Engineering and IT
Industry 4.0 Testlab for Industrial Algae Production
UTS will build a state-of-the-art Testlab for Industrial Algae Production with applications for natural products (human food supplements, nutraceuticals, aquaculture, agriculture) and engineered products (Pharmaceuticals, industrial enzymes, biopoloymers, fuels). The Testlab will support commercial, educational, and research communities in advanced manufacturing techniques and the production of high value Algae products. This project combines multidisciplinary expertise inherent in market leading manufacturing and advanced Algae production technology. Testlab production will utilise Industry 4.0 technologies to potentially set up relevant Australian manufacturers as global leaders in their fields.
C3: Professor Peter Ralph, Dr Chris Hall
Faculty of Engineering and IT: Professor Myriam Amielh, Dr Mickey Clemon, Associate Professor Justin Lipman, Dr Alen Alempijevic, Associate Professor Robert Fitch, Dr Marc Carmichael, Professor Gamini Dissanyayake, Dr Zenon Chaczko, Mr Simon Kwan.
The Algae Prototype Panel (APP) Project
This is an opportunity to design and build a prototype panel to evaluate performance in the southern hemisphere and collect data to model the potential for the technology to contribute to reduced built environment carbon emissions. Once performance levels are known it will be possible model the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and resource efficiencies that could be rolled out at scale within the City of Sydney. It will position the City of Sydney as an enlightened, progressive and forward thinking local government authority taking a proactive approach to climate change mitigation.