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RDSI has developed a monthly newsletter which aims to inform stakeholders throughout the research community of progress on the RDSI project and highlight the significant strides made by all the eResearch Service Operators that work with the project.

RDSI is helping the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) to assemble datasets for modelling future climate scenarios, plant growth and water resources.

Dr Bradley Evans is a Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University and Director of the Ecosystem Modelling and Scaling Infrastructure (eMAST), a facility of TERN.

RDSI and VicNode are helping the Hoffmann lab at The University of Melbourne to provide insect genomes and population genomic data to the global research community. The fruit fly and mosquito genomes will contribute to understanding how species adapt to climate change and to stopping the spread of Dengue Fever.

The RDSI project allocated up to $9.4M of funds this month to support large collections at Nodes.  Earlier this year Nodes were given the opportunity to submit funding proposals for collections that were too large to be funded under the initial ReDS agreement. Large collection proposals were evaluated by the RDSI Project Board who decided a total of 5 proposals will be funded.  The funding per proposal is subject to contractual arrangements and will be distributed to the following nodes:

RDSI and Intersect Australia are helping the Garvan Institute of Medical Research to provide Australian genomics researchers with cost-effective whole human genome sequencing.

RDSI and QCIF are helping to make more than 20 years of ocean and terrestrial documentary footage available to researchers.

The Data Sharing Network (DaShNet) flexed its muscles at the Brisbane QUESTnet conference in early July, demonstrating its new ultra-fast bandwidth. The demonstrations moved data over a 1700km connection and recorded speeds peaking at 75 gigabits per second (Gbps) between the Brisbane Convention Centre and a site in Carlton, Victoria.

RDSI, TPAC, and volunteers around the world help weather @ home ANZ generate datasets to study the impact of climate change on Australian weather.

RDSI helps Dr Jeremy VanDerWal make climate and biodiversity models accessible

Dr Jeremy VanDerWal at the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change at James Cook University (JCU) creates models to study how climate change will affect bird and animal populations in Australia and around the world.

RDSI investment opens the door for Geoscience Australia to provide access to Earth Observations from Space

Since 2005, Dr Adam Lewis and the team at Geoscience Australia's National Earth & Marine Observations Group have worked to maximise the value and impact of images taken from space by earth observation satellites.