Dr Ian Gibson, the founding CEO of Intersect Australia, has stepped down after six and a half years in the role. The Media Release can be read here.

Former Intersect CEO Dr Ian Gibson with Macquarie University’s Professor Nikki Packer: enabled research through technology. Image: Filtered Media

Marc Bailey, new CEO of Intersect

Intersect’s Board has appointed Marc Bailey to the position of CEO.  More here.

Marc Bailey at the Intersect Showcase 2014 with, (left to right), Chris Hancock, Luc Betbeder-Matibet, Andrew Powe, Phil McCrea and Kerry Holling.

NSW NeCTAR Research Cloud now online

Intersect has announced the commission of $1.5M delivering 4,500 additional CPU cores to the NeCTAR Research Cloud, (rc.NeCTAR.org.au), boosting national capacity to approx. 32,000 cores. Now online and available throughout NSW and Australia, it was launched at Australian Computer Science Week, UWS. More at time.intersect.org.au

The new national urban intelligence initiative AURIN has been launched, providing access to thousands of data sets—from Australian Property Monitors to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, from Geoscience Australia to city councils.

Intersect was involved as one of the technology providers on the project.

Visit the AURIN site

Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Lab goes live. The BCCVL allows researchers to project future outcomes using emission scenarios and climate models by combining common experiment types, datasets and processing power, all within the cloud. Intersect was a development partner in the BCCVL.

Visit the BCCVL website

Introducing Space.intersect.org.au
a large scale, high performance, collaborative, and cost effective digital storage system specially tailored, designed and constructed by researchers for researchers.

You have data, so we have Space.

More information here


Research impact through eResearch

Intersect is a pivotal part of NSW research infrastructure. We provide robust, innovative and collaborative technology to support the world-class research at our member institutions. Intersect delivers storage and analysis platforms, custom engineering, expert consultation and training programs to hundreds of researchers every year.

Services Update

We've reorganised our service offering to make it easier to understand how you can engage with our team across three phases of the eResearch lifecycle: Planning Research, Conducting Research and Post-Research. For more, see http://www.intersect.org.au/services-portfolio


RDSI/ Space merit subsidies reminder

Applicants who enjoy a merit allocation must begin their data ingestion into Space before 30th June 2015. We understand that many successful applicants may not be able to do so within these timeframes. If this is you, we’re asking you to voluntarily release your allocation for redistribution to other projects in the interests of resource efficiency. Please speak with your Intersect eResearch Analyst or contact elaine@intersect.org.au.

More at http://www.intersect.org.au/content/space-merit-subsidies


Ian Gibson steps down as CEO

Dr Ian Gibson, the founding CEO of Intersect Australia, will step down in late April after six and a half years in the role.

Chairman of the Intersect Board, Emeritus Professor Mark Wainwright AM, said, “Intersect has achieved an enormous amount in a short period of time, starting in 2008 and growing to be the largest eResearch services organisation in Australia today. None of this would have been possible without the strategically focussed leadership of Ian Gibson”.

“I am extremely proud of what we have achieved at Intersect”, Dr Gibson said. “Intersect has delivered high quality services and a strong return-on-investment consistently for all members since day one. More importantly, we have enabled many thousands of research outcomes across many disciplines. Intersect's twelve university members collectively contribute approximately 30% of Australia’s university research output and 1.5% of the world’s. Intersect has made a difference”.

Intersect’s board has appointed Marc Bailey, currently Chief Operating Officer, to the position of CEO effective 1 May 2015.

“Marc and Ian have worked together as customer/partner and as colleagues for many years. Marc’s appointment positions Intersect strongly for its next phase of its development: providing operational excellence and researcher focus across new product and service offerings”, said Professor Mark Wainwright.

Dr Gibson will remain involved with Intersect in a consulting role for strategic projects.

The Media Release can be read here.

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Australian Citizen Science Conference
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Orchard Hotel, Singapore
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Australian Academy of the Humanities 46th Annual Symposium
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