Research cloud and virtual laboratories – welcome to the future!

The University of Tasmania is set to play a significant role in the next-stage development of Australia’s digital research infrastructure. UTAS has been awarded two projects worth more than $2 million to establish new computing and modelling facilities that will revolutionise the capability of scientists to undertake computational studies.

Through a $47 million Federal Government initiative called NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources), UTAS will be allocated up to $900,000 to establish a Tasmanian Research Cloud Node, and $1.3 million for a Marine Virtual Laboratory.

UTAS will work with CSIRO, the Australian Antarctic Division and the State Government, along with a range of national and international partners, in establishing these facilities.

“This is a fantastic vote of confidence in our research capability,” the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Paddy Nixon, said today.

Read more in the press release here: Digital-research-funding-release-Cloud-MARVL