FEDERATION University Australia’s Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) has been honoured twice at the Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards.
The centre received the award for environment and sustainability and the award for people and community. Corangamite Soil Health Knowledge Base by CeRDI won the award for environment and sustainability.
CeRDI director Helen Thompson said the Corangamite Soil Health Knowledge Base was a repository of soil health knowledge that was readily available to the community.
She said it was presented in a way that was informative, relevant and useful to the needs of land managers.
“The goal of the Corangamite Soil Health Knowledge Base project is to provide the essential background knowledge required to implement the South West Agricultural Soils Plan across each of the 15 landscape zones in the Corangamite region,” Ms Thompson said.
Project partners in the program are the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and Corangamite CMA Land Health Program Steering Committee. The award for sustainability and environment recognises initiatives that help to resolve scarce water resources, water property rights, biota rights and salinity management.