The Director of eResearch, Professor Leon Sterling, and the Melbourne Research Office are offering a $10,000 development grant in 2009 for University of Melbourne researchers to create an innovative demonstration of the visualisation capabilities of our OptiPortal facility.
Developed in partnership with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and with funding from the Victorian state government, the OptiPortal is a large, multi-screen video conferencing facility. It uses an ultra-high bandwidth network connection to provide high-resolution imaging and almost instant transmission of sound and movement.
The OptiPortal is particularly suitable for teams of researchers who want to examine, manipulate and discuss large sets of data or images during a video-conferencing session.
The development grant is open to all research staff and postgraduate students at the University of Melbourne. Entries must be received by Tuesday 23 December 2008 (more details).