ARDC Platform - Establishing Australia’s Scalable Drone Cloud (ASDC)

  • Powell, David (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Clarke, Rohan (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Rawling, Timothy J. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Guru, Siddeswara (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Klump, Jens (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Brown, Tim (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Glasgow, Robert (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Revote, Jerico (Associate Investigator (AI))
  • Goscinski, Wojtek (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Bonnington, Paul (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, provide sensing capabilities that address the critical scale-gap between ground and satellite-based observations, and offer a competitive advantage for researchers through the ability to deliver near real-time societally-relevant information. ASDC will coalesce and establish a national best practice approach for experimental and scalable drone data analytics, driven by exemplar data-processing pipelines. The platform will integrate sensing capabilities with easy-to-use storage, processing, visualisation and data analysis tools (including computer vision / deep learning techniques) to establish a national ecosystem for drone data management.
Short titleAustralia’s Scalable Drone Cloud
Effective start/end date22/06/2030/06/23


  • drones
  • cloud
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAS)
  • biosecurity
  • environmental systems
  • earth systems
  • Australian Scalable Drones Cloud (External organisation)

    Steve Quenette (Chair/Co-Chair), Rohan Clarke (Member), Susie Robinson (Member), Nathan Reid (Member), Beryl Morris (Member) & Steven Micklethwaite (Member)

    May 2020 → …

    Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

  • 2020 Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Summer Meeting

    Jane Wyngaard (Organiser), Jens Klump (Organiser), Lindsay Barbieri (Organiser), Peter Webley (Keynote/plenary speaker), Steve Quenette (Keynote/plenary speaker), Chris Jack (Keynote/plenary speaker) & Anthony Arendt (Organiser)

    16 Jul 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

  • Auscope ASDC launch

    Steve Quenette & Philomena Manifold


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Other