AIMS Chief Pilot, Joe Gioffre and hyperspectral research lead Dr Jon Kok conducting hyperspectral drone testing from the RV Cape Ferguson. Photo: Scott Bainbridge
To achieve the necessary scale and deployment efficiency, the interventions being developed under RRAP will require systems engineering and logistics support, deployment infrastructure and potentially, automation.
Working across the intervention R&D teams, the Integrated Logistics and Automation Subprogram will:
The key outcomes of the Integrated Logistics and Automation Subprogram are:
Cloud brightening field trials. Photo courtesy of Southern Cross University.
This project will develop and apply models, algorithms and workflow processes to provide logistics modelling and optimisation for a Great Barrier Reef restoration industry, while supporting an iterative and agile interaction with the broader RRAP Program.
Budget: $1.1 million ($0.7 million RTP)
This project will build an evidence-based sector development roadmap, developed with key stakeholders, for the establishment of a reef restoration industry and community sector, and an implementation plan for developing the supply side required to implement major intervention trials.
Budget: $1.5 million ($1.0 million RTP)
This project provides engineering support for the RRAP R&D Program, including mechanical, chemical, electrical, civil/structural, data and integrated engineering. The project’s key objective is to ensure seamless research and technology handover to restoration implementers and practitioners.
Budget: $1.4 million ($1.2 million RTP)
The objective of this project is to identify, develop, and robustly evaluate a long list of automation and emerging technology opportunities among RRAP Sub-programs and management required to achieve the productivity and supply chain process and desired deployable intervention efficacy scales.
Budget: $1.2 million ($0.8 million RTP)