Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, in partnership with the WA Data Science Innovation Hub (WADSIH), has been awarded Federal and State Government funding to establish a new national space data analysis facility in Perth.

The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) will support researchers and SMEs with space data analytics and expertise to benefit industries including, but not limited to, agriculture, mining, emergency services and maritime surveillance.

Located at Pawsey, one of Australia’s two Tier 1 high-performance computing and data research facilities, ASDAF aims to create employment opportunities by accelerating the commercialisation of new products and services by connecting and leveraging existing national and state-based data resources, and seeks to lower the cost and risk of exploratory and novel use of space data for organisations and researchers.

Pawsey will host the infrastructure, working with data custodians to manage and provide access to data products. ASDAF will access the training and development resources at WADSIH to deliver value to industry and WADSIH will also advise on data analytics best practice, how to develop in-house capability, and how to use data to grow business.

In its first phase, ASDAF will hold a series of industry and stakeholder virtual roundtables to establish the key requirements and inform the design of ASDAF and the programs of work.

We look forward to establishing this exciting new facility and working with Pawsey to support and provide access to data and capability development to enable the growth of new jobs and companies throughout Australia.

Read the full media release HERE.

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