The new Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) will focus on providing businesses with access to space data sets, the tools and training they need to analyse and derive value from the information, and the opportunity to develop new commercial initiatives.
The facility is managed by WADSIH and the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, and assisted by the Curtin Institute for Computation, hopes to stimulate innovation and accelerate commercialisation for Australian SMEs. The costs associated with accessing and analysing big data sets was a barrier to small businesses entering the space sector, but with the support of ASDAF these businesses will have the right tools and capabilities to drive growth within the space sector.
ASDAF is currently taking Expressions of Interest from Australian SMEs and researchers who need support in accessing, understanding or using space data. ASDAF will work with you across four programs of work:
1. Access to Data and Tools
2. Specialised Data Analytics
3. Training and Capacity Building
4. Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration
You can read Pawsey Supercomputing Centre’s announcement on the launch of the facility HERE
You can read the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Christian Porter’s announcement on the launch of the facility HERE