Research Cloud Digital Co-ops: Energy Ecosystem

Our role in meeting the challenges of the age – Climate Change

The Monash eResearch Centre’s mandate is to make research (at Monash University, throughout Australia and the globe) faster, better and stronger. 

This pursuit is achieved by close partnerships with researchers and industries that co-design bespoke technology informed by best practices. These technologies accelerate and transform discovery. These technologies and discoveries then transform society.

One such mission is one of the biggest challenges of our times – climate change. Our partner, the Monash University Net Zero Initiative motivates a targeted research programme as a University commitment to achieve net zero emission across its four Australian campuses by 2030. There are many strategies being implemented by the Net Zero Initiative to achieve this. 

Within our Research Cloud team, the Digital Co-operatives (Digital Co-ops), are focussed on the implementation of a precinct-level platform that enables a smart energy grid to be deployed across the Monash Campuses. Our goal is to develop digital research infrastructure and industry-level technology that not only contributes to the reduction of our emissions but also enables the acceleration of multidisciplinary research and teaching

We collaborate extensively to develop and extend all aspects of the smart capabilities to ensure our data analysis workflows are efficient and effective. Our partners include research groups on the cutting edge of investigating our energy future, industry partners who provide us with technology perspectives and knowledge to advance our developments and expert departments within Monash who have expertise in managing data. See the list of our partners here.