The Australia and New Zealand CRC for Spatial Information is a joint venture of government, academic and private sector organisations using spatial technologies to solve complex problems of national significance.

It conducts user-driven research in emerging areas of spatial information that address issues of national importance. In addition we carry out selected commissioned research projects for key clients.

Its 100 partner organisations include Australian federal and state government agencies, the New Zealand government, universities and over 60 companies from around the world, cumulatively providing AUD180 million (cash and in-kind) over 2010-18.

CRCSI achievements are recognised nationally and internationally.

CRCSI partners have an ambitious program of work addressing market failures and supporting critical spatial infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand so that, as outlined in the strategic plan, essential government delivery services run more effectively, giving substantial productivity gains in
  • health
  • energy provision
  • agriculture, natural resource and climate change
  • defence and security
  • built environment

What success will look like

By 2018 the CRCSI will be recognised world-wide for the high impact of our research, especially in the enabling role we played in creating a single, multi-GNSS network in Australia, and adding value to the development of the Australia-New Zealand Spatial Marketplace.

A thriving spatial industry will acknowledge the central role of the CRCSI. We will be considered an essential partner for SI research collaborations both locally and internationally.

Spatial education will be improved as a result of the CRCSI’s activities, significantly enhanced by the 50 or more new CRCSI PhDs.

The transition of the CRCSI from the CRC Programme to a new sustainable entity will be complete.


Chair – Peter Woodgate
Research – Phil Collier
Commercial – Graeme Kernich

CEO Peter Woodgate

Member: Scanalyse

Project: Biomass Business