The Office of the Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee has issued an open invitation to participate in the launch of the report, ‘Looking ahead: science education for the twenty-first century’, via interactive broadcast, on Tuesday 5 April 2011 from 4-6 pm. KAREN members and NEN schools can participate via the live webcast and livechat.
Science education for the twenty-first century
The Office of the Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee, in conjunction with the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Ministry of Science & Innovation, has undertaken an extensive programme to evaluate the state and future direction of school science education at both primary and secondary levels.
They have issued an open invitation for participation in the launch of the report, Looking ahead: science education for the twenty-first century, via interactive broadcast, on Tuesday 5 April 2011 from 4-6 pm.
Register for this event
Visit the Office of the Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee’s website ) for further information and to register for this event.
KAREN member, University of Waikato, this week successfully ran a high definition video conference using IPv6 with multiple parties.
IPv6 based video conferencing
IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) is the new international standard for internet addressing (IP address) that identifies every device on the internet and helps you get to where you need to go. IPv6 is the replacement for the aging IPv4 system, and will bring about improvements in network security and routing. IPv6 also future-proofs the growth of devices on the internet (such as desktops, PDAs and telephones) through an expanded addressing standard. By using IPv6 for video conferencing, it is possible to achieve enhanced frame and transmission rate and bandwidth usage.
IPv6 on KAREN
KAREN is an IPv6 native network and since the network’s launch in late 2006 it has been the only New Zealand network to offer IPv6 as a standard service offering. This means our members have an advantage over the rest of country of being able to plan and implement IPv6 capability on their networks now.
REANNZ have run IPv6 training in the past. You can find information from REANNZ and our community about IPv6 and how to configure it at http://wiki.karen.net.nz/index.php/Category:Technical_specs_-_KAREN
Join us at 3:30pm on Thursday 14 October when Mike Tuohy from Massey University will introduce us to OASIS – an online archive of high resolution satellite images and aerial photographs of New Zealand. This open community event is part of the 2010/11 KAREN Seminar Series and will be held via the KAREN Video Conferencing Service.
About this seminar
Supported by a 2009 REANNZ Capability Build Fund grant, OASIS (Online Archive of Satellite Images) is a national archive for satellite imagery and aerial photographs of New Zealand, featuring easy to use data retrieval and analysis tools. A public web portal allows researchers, students, regional councils and land managers a single point of access to the data and online image processing services.
Those connected to KAREN will be able to get the greatest benefit from this facility through the ability to download very high resolution images on demand.
Mike (who is head of the Institute of Natural Resources Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programme at Massey University) will give us a real-time demo of the portal, and share his experiences in establishing the service, and working with extensive digital resources and datasets.
For a sneak peak at the portal prior to the seminar, visit http://oasis.massey.ac.nz/erdas-apollo/welcome/en/index.html, then follow the link to The APOLLO web client. Mike will take you through the process during the seminar.
See the OASIS – NZ via Satellite event listing on our website.
This project was a recipient of Capability Build Fund (2009) support, provided by the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology. Check out descriptions of other winning CBF projects.
Join us at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon for your final chance (well for the time being anyway) to get the low down on the new KAREN Video Conferencing Service and ask any questions of our VC guru, Nathan Gardiner.
About the KAREN Video Conferencing Service intro
This seminar, presented by Nathan Gardiner, Director of the Advanced Video Collaboration Centre, will introduce you to the features and benefits of the recently launched KAREN Video Conferencing Service (KVCS). This event is part of the 2010/11 KAREN Seminar Series.
If you’re keen to familiarise yourself with the KVCS before the session, check out the AVCC website at:
Visit the KAREN Video Conferencing Service intro #3 event listing for further details on what the seminar will cover ad how to participate.