Researchers at the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) carry out remote sensing analysis, mapping and modelling using images of the Australian landscape beamed to earth by European Sentinel satellites, which are accessed via the Copernicus Australasia Regional Data Hub located at the National Computing Infrastructure (NCI) in Canberra.

Engineers at AARNet, the Australian NREN, worked with the OEH IT team to develop a customised network solution, which includes the deployment of a new capability for accessing large data stores at the NCI and technical expertise to augment existing OEH IT resources.

“What used to take a week to download in an unreliable fashion, now takes 15 minutes”.
Tony Gill, OEH Remote Sensing Scientist and Programmer

Find out more on how AARNet delivers services to meet the unique needs of the research community on the In The Field blog.