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The Doonan Open Data Expo on Friday 21 June, promises to be a day of immersive encounters with creatures and forests where answers are revealed.

You are invited to come along and see what some of council’s different business areas are up to collaborating on innovative environmental projects.

Acoustic ecology, virtual reality, satellite tracking, and interactive bat maps are just some of the projects to explore. There will be guest speakers, workshops and industry exhibits.


  • Andrew Skeoch – president of the Australian Wildlife Sound recording Group. Andrew will be sharing ideas, supported by spectacular recordings and visual analysis;
  • Professor Stuart Parsons – head of School of earth at QUT talking about how technology is transforming how we study bats? From citizen science to artificial intelligence;
  • Nat Parker – Airborne Insight – Environmental management with Drones
  • Stefan Sawynyok –  Infofish Australia – monitoring waterways using citizen science and data implants in fish and
  • Kate Hofmeister – Sunshine Coast council – Sea turtle satellite tracking.

Why not try some practical activities:

  • Tree Planting
  • Guided walk

View and experience a range of environmentally themed projects embracing technology and open data platforms with 18 confirmed exhibits from local government, state and industry, including

  • DES Science information services – Spatial and Wildlife data services
  • USC Whale tracking
  • Ocean Rover – underwater Drone.
  • UQ – offset frog habitat acoustic monitoring research

To attend and book you session please register online on the website.