Spatial Capability Cluster (SASCCAR) is dedicated to advancing the use of geospatial technologies to address environmental, urban, transport and business challenges.
The purpose of the SASCCAR is to advance research and foster collaborations in the fields of geospatial technologies, big data and AI to address the challenges of climate change, urbanisation, and human-environment interaction.
Key areas of focus for SASCCAR include environmental modelling and management, urban analytics and planning, transport and mobility, business and marketing intelligence, and data visualisation and communication. Through interdisciplinary collaborations and partnerships with industry and government, SASCCAR aims to generate knowledge and innovative solutions that can support more sustainable and liveable communities.
The following themes reflect areas of expertise across the network. Members may work in several of these areas.
Members of SASCCAR possess expertise in geospatial technologies and artificial intelligence, using these tools to analyse and model complex spatial data.
SASCCAR researchers specialise in creating virtual models of urban environments to enable more efficient and effective urban planning and decision-making.
The network includes experts in sustainable urban planning, green infrastructure, and climate change adaptation, working to mitigate the impacts of urban heat islands and promote urban greening.
SASCCAR members possess expertise in renewable energy systems, including solar and wind power, and their integration into urban and rural landscapes.
Researchers in SASCCAR specialise in the modelling and analysis of transport systems, including traffic flow, public transit, and active transportation, to inform urban planning and policy decisions.
Dr Qian (Chayn) Sun
School of Science
The SASCCAR Network targets researchers, academics, and professionals who work with geospatial technologies and have an interest in tackling complex challenges related to climate change, urbanisation, and human-environment interactions. The network provides a platform for members to share ideas, present their work, and discuss research methods, theories, modes of engagement, and knowledge translation towards impact. To join, email email@example.com.
SASCCAR is supported by the following Enabling Impact Platforms:
|Information in Society
|Helping society to understand, shape, and adapt to the disruptions caused by new data sources and information technologies.
|Researching how cities can be more resilient, sustainable and regenerative.
EIPs enable economic, environmental, societal, health and cultural impact with government, business and the community through research and innovation.
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.