Building EU-Australia Research synergies

The 3rd EU – Australia Research Infrastructure meetings and workshop in Canberra in November was an excellent success. Professor Octavi Quintana (Director for the European Research Area, Directorate General for Research & Innovation, European Commission) led the EU delegation. For the Sustainable Cities research theme, i am pleased to see more research collaborations building esp. the aim to establish open source sustainability cities research labs in key universities in Australia. I believe this will be an excellent way to build up the education and research collaborations between EU and Australia in Geospatial Science.

I would like to thank Prof. Chris Pettit and Australian Academy of Sciences for inviting me and Open Source Geospatial Lab http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/osgeolab at the University of Melbourne and the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) http://aurin.org.au/ for funding my visit and meetings.

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