13 Jul Prof William Dennison
Keynote Address: Creating and Communicating Environmental Intelligence
Environmental Intelligence is a system through which information about a particular region or process is collected for the benefit of improving ecosystem health. Traditionally, researchers collect data, develop models, and communicate results through well-established channels that are often ineffective at communicating results in a way that enables decision making and investment for ecosystem health.
Creating environmental intelligence has been facilitated by the dramatic expansion in data gathering capacity, novel funding schemes, and reporting mechanisms (e.g., report cards). Communicating environmental intelligence has been enhanced by innovations in data visualisation coupled with storytelling. Effectively combining the creation and communication of environmental intelligence can lead to improvements in ecosystem health