University of Melbourne research staff have developed expertise of national strategic importance and established strong industry links in the infrastructure, construction and maintenance sectors.
Key areas attracting significant national competitive research funding and industry support include architecture, building and planning, agricultural, environmental and geotechnical engineering, development technologies, and geomatics.
Among current civil and environmental engineering research projects are investigations into the management of groundwater extraction for mining operations, efficient and flexible contour irrigation design, and integration of research and development in catchment management.
Geomatics research includes work on geographic information and spatial decision support systems, remote sensing, virtual reconstruction and visualisation of archaeological sites, land management, precision industrial and engineering measurement, photogrammetry, spatial data infrastructure and cadastral systems, and dynamic network management.
A recent notable commercial outcome of national strategic research is a state-of-the-art computer program that calculates and defines maritime boundaries with unparalleled speed and accuracy.
The program was developed to map Australia's maritime boundaries for the Australian Surveying and Land Information Group. Work is now well into the mapping phase, which includes charting the legal limits of Australia's continental shelf.
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