Sci-eye
Sci-eye

About Sci-eye

We apply technology to solve environmental issues for a wide range of stakeholders.

We offer independent research consulting services, leveraging our strong links with universities, government and industry.

Ethical

We focus on solutions that have positive outcomes for our customers and the environment.

Evidence-based

Our work is rooted in rigorous scientific analysis and is thoroughly documented.

Innovative

We draw on years of experience in industry and academia to deliver cutting-edge solutions.

Agile

We deliver fast results using agile methods at all stages of a project: concept, design, delivery.

The Sci-eye Team

At the heart of Sci-eye is an interdisciplinary team of experienced scientists.

Andrew Colefax

Dr Andrew Colefax  

Ecology | Sensor Platforms | Statistics

Dr Andrew Colefax is an ecologist who specialises in technological applications, including the customisation and use of drones and other aerial sensor platforms. He is a co-founder and visionary of Sci-eye, and has spent the last four years developing drones and related technology for marine conservation, including shark surveillance, through Southern Cross University and the NSW DPI.

Andrew Walsh

Dr Andrew Walsh  

Data Science | Machine Learning | GIS

Dr Andrew Walsh is a computer vision data scientist and Founding Director at Sci-eye. He has 25 year’s experience as a professional astrophysicist, with skills in cutting edge research with a finely tuned knowledge of image processing. He has three years experience in helping to develop an AI solution to automatically identify shark species for the NSW DPI. He also works at Geoscience Australia, with the Analysis Ready Data team, utilising drone technology to validate satellite imagery of Australia.

Cormac Purcell

Dr Cormac Purcell  

Community Partnerships | Data Science & ML

Dr Purcell is a technologist and data scientist with experience organising grand challenges and leading strategic community initiatives. He works at Sci-eye in a partnership role from Trillium Technologies Australia, where he is the program director for Australia and New Zealand.

Portfolio

The team at Sci-eye work on a diverse range of projects. Click on the images for more information.

Drone and shark

Review of Drone Technology

We are excited to be contributing to a special issue for the journal 'Drones'. The issue on Drone technology for wildlife and human management will feature technology reviews by the whole Sci-eye team.

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The X-Sensing Conference

In 2019 members of the team led the organisation of the 'Cross-sensing' Conference, uniting scientists from diverse fields with industry professionals and experts in artificial intelligence. More at x-sensing.net.

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Social Research on Shark Management

Recent research by Andrew Colefax shows that the public strongly supports the use of drones as a shark management tool. More at The Conversation and the journal of Marine Policy.

Shark maps

Where do the sharks go?

Andrew Colefax led a study showing sharks detected away from the surf break do not correspond to detections nearshore. SMART drumlines also do not prevent sharks moving near to surf breaks. More at the journal of 'Ocean & Costal Management'.

Hovering Drone

Shark AI Drone Trials

Working with Macquarie University and the NSW DPI, the Sci-eye team have been building a shark species identification tool leveraging artificial intelligence. The new algorithm was recently trailed on NSW beaches by Surf Lifesaving NSW.

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Drone and Satellite Workshop

The Sci-eye team organised a one-day workshop at Macquarie University about using drones and satellites in research. Catch up on the talks from a range of interdisciplinary scientists at the workshop website.

Contact Sci-eye

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