Adapter is the first

prototype of a network

focusing on technical

development and

advocacy for planetary

health and wellbeing.

More info

Adapter is the first prototype of a network focusing on technical development and advocacy for planetary health and wellbeing.
More Info

Adapter: The first Digital Earth Node launches in Brisbane

Adapter:
The first Digital
Earth Node
launches in
Brisbane

Adapter is the first prototype of a network focusing on technical development and advocacy for planetary health and wellbeing.
More info

Adapter: The first Digital Earth Node launches in Brisbane

Offering a Digital Earth

Minor in Engineering,

around people and the

environment; Also

inviting post graduate

research projects.

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Offering a Digital Earth Minor in Engineering, around people and the environment; Also inviting post graduate researh projects.
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Adapter will focus on education and research, offering courses through Griffith University

Adapter will focus on education and research, offering courses through Griffith University

Offering a Digital Earth Minor in Engineering, around people and the environment; Also inviting post graduate researh projects.
More info

Adapter will focus on education and research, offering courses through Griffith University

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Overview

Adapter: A Digital Earth Node

Everything—and everyone—is connected, and 'where' is critical. Through our Digital Earth Node we will learn, create and develop shared ways to sustain and improve human and planetary wellbeing.

Adapter is the first of a series of localised but globally connected nodes. Our charter includes community-driven, cross-sectoral research to provide tangible, creative solutions. We foster improved decision-making and integrated policies, including programs that support engagement and collaboration between government, industry and academic researchers globally.

‘Adapters’—our colleagues around the world—will engage in pragmatic, real-time and rigorous enquiry into challenges and opportunities facing humanity. They will explore the full spectrum of these time-scale challenges, from dealing with immediate disaster response and recovery, through to planning and governance for future resilience in the face of unprecedented climate change, population dynamics and resource pressures.

Adapter’s work will involve spatially-informed communication, collaboration and visualisation. People using our spaces will generate, harvest, interpret and share data with each other as though they were physically side by side. And we invite you to be part of our journey—to imagine and create a preferred future.

Projects

Practical and positive impact

Adapter is already involved in—and engaged with—projects and initiatives, including:

Enhancing problem solving between locations and cultures - Hot off the Press!

Visit our rooms here! We have just finished building our first two prototype DENs  at the Nathan and Gold Coast Campuses. These remote immersive collaboration rooms allow individuals to work together between different locations, sharing data and problem solving as if they are in the same room. Adapter’s goal is to extend these connections nationally and internationally.

Commonwealth Games Gold Coast - April 2018

Adapter is focusing on ways to engage both staff and the spectators as part of Griffith University's partnership in the Commonwealth Games around issues of sustainability and productivity for global health and well being, through 'Pop-Up Questioning'. As part of the team, third year engineering students and interns will be involved, stay tuned for updates.

Digital Earth Summit 2018 - April 2018

We will be presenting our research agenda and DENs progress at the 2018 7th Digital Earth Summit in Morocco. This will include engaging with our chapter colleagues to discuss the next steps for global projects that 'don't cost the earth' in travel emissions, harnessing the power of the DENs to facilitate remote immersive collaboration.