Celebrating success

Professor Peter Monteath contributes to a translated diary of war, hydrology experts jump into the One Basin CRC challenge, while Professor Melissa de Zwart and Joel Lisk give an Australian perspective to an international challenge.

Translated diary tells stories of war

From left: Professor Peter Monteath, Japan’s Consul General Mr Junji Shimada and Dr Yuriko Nagata.

Professor Peter Monteath, Vice-President and Executive Dean in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and his fellow editors have released a new edition of an important wartime diary that tells the story of one Japanese man’s experiences as a prisoner during World War II, including his arrest, voyage to South Australia and his years spent in the Loveday Internment Camp at Barmera.

Japanese Consul General Mr Junji Shimada was recently in Victoria Square to officially launch Four Years in a Red Coat, the wartime diary of Miyakatsu Koike, a prisoner of Loveday, which was the largest World War II internment camp in Australia. The diary, originally published in Koike’s native Japanese, has been translated into English for the first time.

An Australian perspective to an international challenge

A new report from Professor Melissa de Zwart and Joel Lisk examines the current legal environment and future challenges involving low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites. As the cost of sending assets into space steadily declines, and capital increases as society realises the commercial uses of space, important regulatory issues for the use of space are emerging. The report – Low Earth Orbit, Satellite Constellations and Regulation – provides an Australian perspective into the significant challenges as well as many opportunities for the Australian space industry, policy-makers and regulators. It also identifies and evaluates the legal and regulatory arrangements and risks for these LEO satellites.

Open Basin CRC builds its research agenda

Professor Okke Batelaan

Professor of Hydrogeology Okke Batelaan has joined the leadership team of the newly funded  One Basin Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), now working with partners to formally establish its entity and governance, partner agreements and research, training and education programs

The leadership team, led by CEO Professor Mike Stewardson, Goyder Institute for Water Research director Dr Kane Aldridge, other academics, government and industry experts, Professor Batelaan has the role of Education and Training Program leader for the CRC and is exploring opportunities for an internship program this summer and designing PhD program.

Flinders Associate Professor Huade Guan has also joined the research partner advisory group to work towards the goals of finding policy, technical and financial solutions to improve the future of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Over its 10-year term, One Basin CRC’s activities will be concentrated across four regional basin hubs located at Loxton and Mildura, Griffith in south-western NSW and Goondiwindi in southern Queensland.

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