Big Data: Challenges & Opportunities

Big Data is the term used to describe data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. In Tasmania, we are fortunate to have a number of unique big data sets we can use to build new models that improve community, environmental and economic outcomes. This session will explore the potential of big data and data visualisation technologies, and how to effectively manage data rights in the delivery of meaningful outcomes.


  • Dr Gordon Hughes, Partner, Davies Collison Cave
  • Dr Peter Morse, Visualisation Artist and Scientist
  • Professor Nathan Bindoff, Physical Oceanographer

Workshop  Hobart  Harvard Room 1, Centenary Building, Sandy Bay Campus VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE TO: Lecture Theatre 2, Building A, Room 153, Newnham Campus and Video Conference Room, Building B, Room 159, Cradle Coast Campus

The Power of Parks - Burnie

Celebrating the Centenary of Tasmanian Parks, ​join us for a look at the benefits of national parks to conservation, the economy, community health and the Tasmanian identity.


  • Saul Eslake, internationally acclaimed economist and social commentator
  • Dr Bill Jackson, Adjunct Professor University of the Sunshine Coast and Director Healthy Parks Healthy People Global
  • Louise Mendel, Section Leader, Conservation Partnerships at Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE)
  • Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, Head of Discipline for Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania

Public Forum  Burnie  Building D, Cradle Coast campus, 16-20 Mooreville Road, Burnie