Peter holds a Masters in Engineering Geology and a PhD in Hydrogeology and has been influential in applying his scientific knowledge to direct policy on salinity and soil health management as an author of catchment action plans and strategies, and municipal planning overlays. With his colleagues at Federation University Australia, Peter's current research focuses on spatial data interoperability and visualisation to ensure that natural resource management data, information and knowledge is globally available to researchers, government agencies, municipalities and the public.
What are your domain(s) of expertise?
Soil, groundwater, geomorphology, geohazards
What is your relationship with agricultural information management standards, tools and services?
With the research team at CeRDI, we develop and implement web portals that offer real-time access to remote authoritative databases by integrating the interoperable web services they each provide. This includes developing tools for data querying and 3D visualisations that are designed to meet end-user needs and educate the broader community. The social impact of the web portals are also measured using multidisciplinary research that employs survey instruments, expert reference groups, and internet analytics to explore the extent to which the web portals have supported decision making by governments, industry, researchers and the community.