Dr. Eric Lawrey

Following completion of a PhD on modelling improved techniques for wireless communication, Dr. Lawrey took up the position of Chief Technical Officer at Code Valley; a software engineering company researching a new way of developing software using distributed computing. In 2008 Dr. Lawrey joined AIMS as the e-Atlas developer and in 2011 took over as project leader for the e-Atlas, where he now focuses on data processing and stakeholder engagement.

Dr. Lawrey’s current research interest is in design and development of the e-Atlas web platform, enabling knowledge developed through environmental science to be spatially visualised and told as data driven stories. This work includes development of web technology for delivery of the content, tools for processing environmental data and base-maps for the Great Barrier Reef, its catchments and the Torres Strait.