When rubbish enters the ocean what happens? Oceanographer Dr Erik Van Sebille says: “The plastic joins other rubbish ... and is eaten by thousands of sea animals, birds and fish who mistake the plastic for food.” Dr Van Sebille is using the NeCTAR Research Cloud to host http://www.adrift.org.au a research tool 'Adrift' to explore how objects drift through the ocean.
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On April 14, 2013, the world celebrated the 10th anniversary of the United States led Human Genome Project researching the estimated 20-25,000 human genes that make up human DNA. Australia is also active in genomics research, and the NeCTAR funded Genomics Virtual Laboratory is connecting Australian Genome researchers with datasets, analysis tools and computational infrastructure. The laboratory recently saw a spike in use.
The NeCTAR funded project Quadrant recently released their new cloud-based eResearch tool. Free to use until June 2014 http://www.quadrant.edu.au Quadrant is built especially to create efficiencies for participant-based researchers in the disciplines of health, humanities, social science, politics, marketing and so forth.
Lucy Guest takes us on a journey exploring the amazing features of the revolutionary NeCTAR supported e-Research tool called Drishti, empowering us to view the unseeable, such as explore the intricate internal components of ancient fossils or the human body. First developed by Dr Ajay Limaye at Vizlab, NCI, ANU, the tool is now being widely used in oil and gas exploration, dentistry, art and palaeobiology.
Can the Research Cloud support high-end computation? That’s the question recently discussed by around 30 members of the NeCTAR Community during a workshop hosted on 22 April 2013 by the CSIRO Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics Division in North Ryde, Sydney. Participants from NeCTAR's eResearch Tools and Virtual Laboratory projects wishing to use the Research Cloud for High Throughput and High Performance Computing gathered to share their experience and coordinate their activities.
NeCTAR's cloud architect, Tom Fifield, has just returned from Austin Texas where he has been collaborating with a team of experts to write a book about designing, maintaining and building an OpenStack cloud. Called the OpenStack Operations Guide the team share their expertise, knowledge and journey, helpful to anyone thinking of building and deploying an OpenStack cloud.
The NeCTAR projects have started to release early infrastructure to researchers. Take a look at what is on offer: OzTrack http://oztrack.org a free animal tracking tool for Australian researchers and CATAMI version 1 classification scheme http://catami-australia.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/release-of-catami-classi... - just to name a few. Read more.
Dr Tu Nguyen is from the Department of Pathology at The University of Melbourne. She is using NeCTAR's Research Cloud to investigate and sequence breast cancer susceptibility genes. Her discoveries could significantly improve cancer diagnostics and add years to patients’ lives. New video released by Dr Steven Manos, head of University of Melbourne, ITS Research.
There are currently 1504 people using NeCTAR's Research Cloud and 409 have Virtual Machines in the cloud. Users of NeCTAR's Research Cloud have been filmed around Australia and made into short videos. These stories are growing in number. To view the vox pops go to: https://nectar.org.au/vox-pops-people-using-nectar-cloud
LinkedIn is a business oriented social networking site – helping people connect with like-minded others. NeCTAR now has a group on LinkedIn thanks to NeCTAR contracts manager Mr Andrew Stahmer, who is managing this communications channel. Please join http://www.linkedin.com/groups/NeCTAR-Project-4523781 If you have stories or for more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Also connect through NeCTAR's community forum https://www.nectar.org.au/connecting-sharing-collaborating