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Precision Agriculture Scholarships

12 October 2015

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) Regional Futures Australia Precision Agriculture Flagship has announced eight PhD and Master’s scholarships to be hosted by four RUN universities.

As part of the Precision Agriculture Flagship, Federation University’s Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) will host the following two scholarships:

  • The derivation of geospatial intelligence though developing and implementing interoperative agricultural data exchange standards
  • Capturing and integrating legacy data into precision agriculture

Central Queensland University, University of New England and University of Southern Queensland will each host two of the other six scholarships.

Precision Agriculture has the potential to improve Australian agriculture by making it more resilient, productive and profitable while reducing environmental impact and increasing social value. The Precision Agriculture Flagship brings together the strengths of four RUN universities who are acknowledged world leaders in precision agriculture; namely the use of technologies including GPS, autonomous and intelligent systems, big data systems and efficient data analytics, ICT and embedded sensors systems to improve the productivity and sustainability of Australian farms.

These projects are exciting opportunities for students to work at the forefront of precision agriculture and the two successful students hosted by CeRDI will have access to facilities on the CeRDI spatial infrastructure and services and will be working alongside key researchers in digital futures and agriculture.

For further information about these opportunities including scholarship conditions visit Federation University’s industry-funded scholarships.

For further information on CeRDI’s spatial research projects and to see examples visit FedUni Spatial.

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