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The Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, University of Canberra (CCES) and the Mongolian Customs General Administration (MCGA) have signed an MOU with the purpose of jointly developing and delivering a comprehensive program of Customs education and training for Mongolia.
The MOU was signed in Canberra, Australia on 14 November 2011 by Deputy Director-General Dash Oyunchimeg of MCGA and Professor David Widdowson of CCES in the presence of the Mongolian Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Mr Tserendorj Jambaldorj.
The MOU seeks to develop a long-term strategic alliance aimed at further building the capacity of Mongolian Customs through the establishment of World Customs Organization compliant education and training programs that are specially tailored to meet Mongolia’s policy and operational requirements.
EOS has been selected to receive funding to develop a system that can significantly improve the ability to track objects in space. It will provide considerable improvements to existing and planned space surveillance systems, with better accuracy and reliability will memeaning greater protection of operational satellites from colliding in space.
The funding was received under Round 15 of the Defence Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program and announced by Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, on 24 August 2011. The CTD Program, managed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and sponsored by the Capability Development Group, supports Australian industry in demonstrating new technologies that have the potential to contribute to Defence capability.
For more informaton and to see the EOS media release click here.
eWater Innovation, part of eWater CRC, has launched its popular Stormwater Quality Management tool, music, into the UK market.
music (model for urban stormwater improvement conceptualisation) accurately simulates real-time water sensitive design. It is designed to help urban stormwater professionals evaluate strategies to tackle urban stormwater flows and pollution impacts.
Since music was first developed in 2001, the software has been used by thousands of professionals throughout Australia. music has helped reduce pollution in streams, rivers, and receiving waters throughout Australia. A grant from Commercialisation Australia helped the Australian water software company tailor the tool to suit UK conditions.
“Australia is a world leader in storm water quality management and music can assist other countries in making big improvements in stormwater quality by applying better treatment methods, setting achievable pollutant reduction targets and building in country capability,” eWater Innovation CEO Tim Blackman said.
“The Commercialisation Australia Grant awarded during 2010 allowed us to successfully develop music for the UK market. We are very pleased with the results and the product has now gone live. We could not have achieved this result without the support of Commercialisation Australia.”
A comparative study undertaken on a development application using music against current UK storm water design methods showed it could achieve around a 40% improvement in pollutant reduction.
Commercialisation Australia CEO, Mr Doron Ben-Meir said “Our key objective at Commercialisation Australia is to assist Australian businesses take their new products to market by providing critical funding and business assistance through our Case Managers. This is an excellent example where a partnership between an innovative Australian company and the Commonwealth has created a great outcome for all involved.”
eWater Innovation has partnered with a leading UK Water Engineering company Jeremy Benn and Associates (http://www.jbaconsulting.co.uk/) to market, sell and improve music for the UK. eWater is planning to take music and other products to countries in Europe, North America and Asia.
To find out more about eWater visit http://www.ewater.com.au/.
The ACV Triton is part of a fleet of ocean-going patrol vessels providing civil maritime surveillance around Australia’s coastline and offshore maritime area and plays an important role in patrolling and enforcing Australia’s northern fisheries.
Aspen Medical will be providing a fully qualified and equipped intensive care paramedic to support the crew, Customs Officers and passages.
The ACV Triton is operated by a civilian crew of 14 and can carry up to 28 Maritime Enforcement Officers whose primary role is to undertake armed Customs and Border Protection boarding operations. The vessel also has the capacity to hold up to 30 apprehended persons on board for short periods.
Aspen Medical has previously provided health services to the Australian Customs Service in Weipa and Horn Island in Queensland.
Aspen Medical grew out of a need to provide the highest quality healthcare in remote and areas of high medical demand. Aspen Medical has a strong presence in the Pacific, South East Asia, America and Europe. With headquarters in Canberra, Aspen Medical was the winner of the BRW Top 100 Private Company and Fastest Growing Company in Australia in 2009. Aspen Medical is a leader in innovative and cost-effective healthcare solutions supporting a local and international market.
To find out more about Aspen Medical visit http://www.aspenmedical.com.au/.
Radpharm Scientific, one of Australia’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturing companies, has recently secured a contract to supply the largest group of nuclear medicine pharmacies in the US with sterile evacuated vials.
By the end of 2011 Radpharm Scientific hopes to secure the second and third largest groups of nuclear medicine pharmacies in the US, resulting in an export contract in excess of $2 million.
For more information on Radpharm Scientific, visit www.radpharm.com.au