The Digiscape Future Science Platform: what’s new in agtech?


20 August 2019

Time and Venues


Local Time

Adelaide Waite Campus – B101-FG-R00-BoardWICWest

12:00 pm

Armidale – B55-FG-R00-Small

12:30 pm

Bribie Island – B01-FG-Small

12:30 pm

Brisbane St Lucia QBP – Rooms 5.281 and 2.234

12:30 pm

Canberra Black Mountain – Discovery Lecture Theatre

12:30 pm

Irymple (See Natalie Strickland)

12:30 pm

Narrabri B03-FG-R00-ATCA

12:30 pm

Perth Floreat B40-F1-R46-Rossiter Room

10:30 am

Sandy Bay (Hobart) – B2 F1 R22 Forest View Room

12:30 pm

Toowoomba – Media Lab Room

12:30 pm

Townsville (see Liz Do)

12:30 pm

Werribee (Melbourne) – Peacock Room

12:30 pm



Andrew Moore, Leader, Digiscape Future Science Platform



Digiscape is one of CSIRO’s ten Future Science Platforms (FSPs). FSPs are part of wider strategy to shift CSIRO’s portfolio of work toward more ambitious efforts that carry higher risk, and to draw on capacities across the Organization. The intent of the Digiscape FSP is to harness the digital revolution for Australian farmers and land managers.

In this talk, Andrew will

  • give an update on our work to build a series of tools that combine monitoring and forecasting technologies in order to enable better decisions in important parts of the Australian land sector (grains, aquaculture, high-value irrigated crops, the GBR hinterland and GHG mitigation)
  • provide an introduction to Senaps-LAND, the platform of software, information, computations and principles that underpins Digiscape
  • suggest some ways in which Senaps-LAND might be re-used across CSIRO’s research and development in the land sector
  • reflect on what Digiscape participants have been learning about making “digital+domain” a reality


About the speaker

Andrew Moore leads the Digiscape Future Science Platform. Andrew started his scientific career as an ecologist, studying plant-animal interactions in the South Australian arid zone and then building and analysing simple models of vegetation dynamics at the ANU. His focus shifted from natural to agricultural ecosystems when he joined CSIRO in the far-off days of 1989, to build a grassland model that became part of the GRAZPLAN decision support tools. In addition to the application of mathematical models to agricultural decision-making, Andrew’s research interests include integrated crop-livestock systems and understanding the interactions between provisioning services and other ecosystem services in farming lands. He is based at the Black Mountain precinct.



This is a public seminar.

Open-access to The CSIRO Discovery Theatre @ Black Mountain