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A PLANET ORGANISED BY HUMANS

A PLANET AT RISK

Complex (and Dynamical) Systems
Complex systems model human economies and social structures, climate, nervous systems, cells and living things.  They also model modern energy and telecommunication infrastructures. 

A Data-Based View of Our World
The ability to collect and store large data sets has led to the development of new techniques.  This session explores these, and more traditional methods

Population censuses and the human face of Australia
Using Census Spotlight, and the Dynamic Population Pyramid, the lectures will look at the statistical methodology behind the Census. Proudly supported by ABS .

Scientific Data Mining
Exploring the meaningful analysis of large data sets to discover relationships and present the data in novel ways that are compact, comprehendible and useful for researchers and practitioners.

Earth System Modelling
Methods to effectively model computationally demanding data in areas such as climate, numerical weather prediction, data assimilation.  An emphasis will be placed on community governance and distributed development.

Mitigating Natural Disaster Risk

A natural hazard is not a disaster until it intersects with the community. How do we effectively predict the consequences and what can we do about minimising risks?

Sustainability – Environmental modelling
The emphasis will be on local and regional-scale modelling.  An important part of continent-scale modelling.

BioInvasion and BioSecurity (10 July) 
Introducing novel and open biological invasion situations, looking at the mathematics that is being used to study such phenomena.

A PLANET TO DISCOVER

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Realising our subsurface potential
Australia currently has vast mineral and energy resources that many believe keep our economy strong. But where and what is the next big mineral deposit or energy source that will contribute to the resources ‘pipeline’ and our national economy?



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