Congratulations to Geoscience Australia on winning an Australian Government Digital Award for their Digital Earth Australia platform. Announced by the Digital Transformation Agency at a ceremony in Canberra, Geoscience Australia won the Outstanding Government Platform category for Digital Earth Australia (DEA), a hybrid cloud platform which allows users to view, download and transform satellite imagery from a wide variety of sources, as well as integrate with other data to derive new insight into Australia’s dynamic landscape.

NCI provides the central GSKY high-performance data service that makes it possible for DEA to search through large satellite data collections and analyse multiple datasets together. GSKY also allows real-time analysis of Australia's datasets of national significance using NCI's high-performance computing systems. This makes possible a new class of data-intensive workflows that can fast-track answers to important questions, such as identifying areas where vegetation cover shows increases in bushfire risk.

Handling the incoming deluge of earth-observation data requires the sophisticated on-demand processing and high-performance computation that GSKY and NCI enable. DEA users are already analysing vegetation cover, intertidal zones, water availability across the Australian landscape and much more.

For more information about GSKY, visit our explainer page, and to access GSKY yourself, click here.

For more information about Digital Earth Australia, visit the Geoscience Australia information portal.