#3. We're working with the National Landcare Program to produce interactive maps. What do the maps show?
Our interactive maps show vegetation cover and fire impact in Australia. This online tool provides time-series data on the vegetation and environmental conditions in Australia. You can use the interactive maps yourself.
#4. We launched a new medical chatbot called ‘Edna’, which is the first of its kind in Australia. How is it helping patients?
Edna (short for “electronic-DNA”) helps patients make informed decisions about their genomic testing. For example, it can reveal if someone has an above-average chance of developing a hereditary heart condition. Check out some of Edna’s other capabilities.
#5. Our helpful soil moisture detector, the Chameleon Card, lights up in three colours. Which ones?
Green, red and blue are the colours you will see on the Chameleon Card. This technology makes it possible for backyard green thumbs and the world’s most disadvantaged farmers alike to give their plants the right amount of water. If you dig this idea, there’s more to unearth.
#6. Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing costs the world economy. What is the annual global economic cost?
#7. We've identified coastal and marine ‘bright spots'. What defines a 'bright spot'?
Marine ‘bright spots’ are areas where scientists have achieved the successful restoration of marine ecosystems. These environments have suffered damage from threats such as coastal development, overfishing or pollution. Take a dive into our ocean research.
#8. Plastics in our ocean are eaten by more than 700 species. We’re identifying ways to reduce marine deaths from plastic ingestion. How many tonnes of plastic enter the ocean each year?