Irina Bastrakova

Irina Bastrakova
Geoscience Australia · Place, Space and Communities Division

Master of Science

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Introduction
I'm the Principal Advisor on Metadata, Data and Linked Data. My over 25 years of expertise in geoscience and geospatial standards and data architectures helps me to translate data into knowledge to inform decision making, support policy development, improve services and encourage innovation. My current focus is on application and adoption of modern technologies such as IoT); and improving online accessibility and share of geoscientific data and services through application of FAIR Principles.

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Publications (44)
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The notion of Smart City is becoming critical to understand city dynamics, identify trends, predict further changes and provide a mechanism to make cities manageable, liveable and sustainable. This presentation discusses application of modern geospatial technologies in support of policy development and decision making.
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The 'Developments in geo-spatial technology and outlook for Australia' presentation explores: • How geospatial technology is evolving • What this means for the management of assets • How changes in geospatial technology support policy and decision-making
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This video demonstrates to viewers the importance and value on fit for purpose metadata, metadata standards, and metadata profiles.
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Knowledge about the quality of data and metadata is important to support informed decisions on the (re)use of individual datasets and is an essential part of the ecosystem that supports open science. Quality assessments reflect the reliability and usability of data. They need to be consistently curated, fully traceable, and adequately documented, a...
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Under the auspices of the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) and with collaboration among the ESIP Information Quality Cluster (IQC), the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) Evaluation and Quality Control (EQC) team, and the Australia/New Zealand Data Quality Interest Group (AU/NZ DQIG), a community effort has been undertaken by internatio...
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Knowledge about the quality of data and metadata is important to support informed decisions on the (re)use of individual datasets and is an essential part of the ecosystem that supports open science. Quality assessments reflect the reliability and usability of data and need to be consistently curated, fully traceable, and adequately documented, as...
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The reliance on positioning technology in areas like digital twins, in-vehicle navigation, automated mining operations and precision agriculture will grow as high position accuracy continues to improve. In Australia it means upgrade to the Australian Geospatial Reference System (AGRS) and GDA2020 datum which provide best support for this higher pos...
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The Australian Location Index provides an authoritative government service for creating and publishing integration ready Linked Datasets that position researchers, developers and data specialists to take advantage of today’s advanced data analytics capabilities. Decisions are complex and often involve multiple organisations providing numerous data...
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The reliance on positioning technology in areas like digital twins, in-vehicle navigation, automated mining operations and precision agriculture will grow as high position accuracy continues to improve. In Australia it means upgrade to the Australian Geospatial Reference System (AGRS) and GDA2020 datum which provide best support for this higher pos...
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The presentation discusses alignment of Australian and New Zealand Geospatial activities with the UN Global Geospatial Information Management framework, ANZLIC roadmap 2020-24 and priority activities
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This paper describes a method for recording metadata associated with data transformation due to upgrades of the Australian Geospatial Reference System.
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Location can be described and used to spatially integrate and enable data in a number of different ways. In 2018, the Location Index (LOC-I) project was initiated to bring together a number of government agencies aiming to build a framework to support critical government decision making and to contribute significantly to economic, social and enviro...
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Any catalogue describing objects will contain metadata: such systems are built to improve findability (F) and accessibility (A). However, a content rich metadata framework, carefully developed by communities with broad interests, can also ensure an interoperability (I) and re-usability (R) of described objects. The Australian Metadata Working Group...
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Presentation describes purpose and achievements of ANZLIC Metadata Working Group
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This presentation describes why understanding of the location is important for data integration and what challenges the Location Index project faces.
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This video provides a simple explanation about importance of metadata. When government agencies are responding to a crisis, they need to find and assess information quickly and know they can trust that information. It may need to come from many different places but having good metadata that is correct, consistent, well-structured and easily search...
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Changes in technology, human expectations, volume of data and information are bringing significant new challenges for the world. Due to the deluge of data, humans cannot rely on their ability to efficiently process and understand available resources any longer in a timely manner. Internet search engines (e.g. Google) are now common ways that people...
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In 2018, the Location Index (LOC-I) project was initiated as part of the Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) program to bring together a number of government agencies aiming to build a framework that: • supports critical government decision making; • contributes significantly to economic, social and environmental sustainability by lin...
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The ANZLIC/ICSM Metadata working Group (MDWG) aims to support a wider understanding and consistent application of location information metadata, based on agreed standards. Importantly, its focus to provide consistency in application of metadata standards and mapping between different metadata standards. The MDWG, consisting of the Federal and Juris...
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Data Scientists ARE coming of age: but WHERE are they coming from? Evans, N.; Bastrakova, I.; Connor, N.; Raymond, O.; Wyborn, L. A. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2013, abstract #IN43A-1641 The fourth paradigm of data intensive science is upon us: a new fundamental scientific methodology has emerged which is underpinned by the capability...
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Samples have always been at the heart of the geological sciences. Compared to the infrastructure built in recent years for literature and data, the availability of sample information on the internet still lags behind. The International Geo Sample Number (IGSN) is designed to provide unambiguous globally unique identifiers for physical samples. Its...
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Since soon after the federation of Australia in 1901 Geoscience Australia, and its predecessors organisations, have gathered a significant collection of microscope slide based items (including: thin sections of rock, micro and nano fossils) from across Australia, Antarctica, Papua New Guinea, the Asia Pacific region and beyond. The samples from whi...
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The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) hosts one of Australia’s largest repositories (10+ PBytes) of research data, colocated with a petascale High Performance Computer and a highly integrated research cloud. Key to maximizing benefit of NCI’s collections and computational capabilities is ensuring seamless interoperable access to these dat...
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The International Geo-Sample Number (IGSN) is a globally unique resolvable identifier for physical samples. It provides a mechanism for linking physical samples with analytical data derived from them and even related publications. Geoscience Australia (GA) is one of the largest Australian repositories of geoscientific samples and derived data. Sin...
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Geoscience Australia (GA) is recognised and respected as the national repository and steward of multiple national significance data collections that provides geoscience information, services and capability to the Australian Government, industry and stakeholders. Provision of Data-as-a-Service is both GA’s key responsibility and core business. Throu...
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The Australian National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) manages Earth Systems data collections sourced from several domains and organisations onto a single High Performance Data (HPD) Node to further Australia’s national priority research and innovation agenda. The NCI HPD Node has rapidly established its value, currently managing over 10 PBytes...
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Geoscience Australia (GA) is the national steward of large volumes of geophysical data extending over the entire Australasian region and spanning many decades. The volume and variety of data which must be managed, coupled with the increasing need to support machine-to-machine data access, mean that the old “click-and-ship” model delivering data as...
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The International Geo-Sample Number (IGSN) provides a globally unique identifier for physical samples used to generate analytical data. This unique identifier provides the ability to link each physical sample to any analytical data undertaken on that sample, as well as to any publications derived from any data derived on the sample. IGSN is particu...
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The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) at the Australian National University (ANU) has co-located a priority set of over 10 PetaBytes (PBytes) of major national and international data collections within a HPC research facility. The data are multidisciplinary and are based around six themes: 1) weather, climate, and earth system science mod...
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The 300 TByte Australian National Geophysical Collection is hosted on the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) Research Data Storage (RDS) Node, in concert with major climate, earth observation, environmental, digital elevation and geodetic data collections. Geoscience Australia (GA), in collaboration with the State and Territory Geological...
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The 300TB Australian National Geophysical Collection is hosted at the NCI. Geoscience Australia, in collaboration with the State and Territory Geological Surveys, is the steward for this major collection that contains data gathered since ~1951 (Figures 1-4, Table 1). Major components include the airborne geophysics data set with approximately 32.8...
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The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) has established a powerful and flexible in-situ petascale computational environment to enable both high performance computing and Data-intensive Science across a wide spectrum of national environmental and earth science data collections – in particular climate, observational data and geoscientific ass...
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National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) manages national environmental research data collections (10+ PB) as part of its specialized high performance data node of the Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) program. We manage 40+ data collections using NCI’s Data Management Plan (DMP), which is compatible with the ISO 19100 metadata standar...
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Abstract The fourth paradigm of data intensive science is upon us: a new fundamental scientific methodology has emerged which is underpinned by the capability to analyse large volumes of data using advanced computational capacities. This combination is enabling earth and space scientists to respond to decadal challenges on issues such as the sustai...
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Steps toward Implementing ttewardship in Geoscience Australia
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There are main suites of standards that can be used to define the fundamental scientific methodology of data, methods and results. These are firstly Metadata standards to enable discovery of the data (ISO 19115), secondly the Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) suite of standards that include the O&M and SensorML standards and thirdly Ontology that provide...
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Available surface heat-flow measurements from Australian Proterozoic terranes (83 ± 18 mWm–2) are significantly higher than the global Proterozoic average of ~50 mWm–2. Seismic evidence for the presence of relatively cool mantle together with the lack of evidence for neotectonic processes normally associated with thermal transients suggests that an...
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This Volume contains the results of a Project, ‘The Metallogeny of Australian Proterozoic Granites’ undertaken by the then Australian Geological Survey Organisation in collaboration with 20 minerals exploration companies. The project was a data driven exercise that asked the simple question ‘Where hydrothermal Au, Cu, Zn, Pb, Sn, W, and Mo minerali...
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A review of metallogenic potential suggests that the Au deposits in the Tennant Creek district (NT) are likely to be associated with the ~1820-Ma granites/felsic volcanics of the Treasure Suite, which is prominently exposed in the Davenport Province southeast of Tennant Creek. The ~1850-Ma Tennant Creek Supersuite, which comprises the main granite...
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The recently completed 'Metallogenic potential of Australian Proterozoic granites' project highlighted the 1590-Ma Hiltaba Suite and Gawler Range Volcanics (GRV) in the Gawler Craton as having high potential for further substantial mineral finds. This extensive magmatic entity comprises two (geochemical) types with apparently different mineralisati...

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- Modernise access and delivery of data - Transition to new open data formats and infrastructure (e.g. Linked Data Repositories and API) - Improve understanding of data supply chains - Improve AUstralia-wide collaboration
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The main goals of this project are: - Increase the amount of location intelligence available by spatially enabling key Government economic, environmental and social data - Develop a prototype infrastructure to facilitate the use of location intelligence which enhances public and private sector decision making, planning and service delivery