This project focused on defining bespoke technical solutions for robust and reliable internet and mobile connectivity to promote disaster recovery and resilience in Northern Gulf communities in Far North Queensland. Dr Marshall led the research component of this project in collaboration with project partners: Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (NGRMG), James Cook University (JCU), Gulf Cattlemen’s Association (GCA) and Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC).
The project brought together property owners, councils, development organisations, technical experts and service providers to collaboratively identify and define mobile, telecommunications and broadband failures during the 2019 monsoon trough and recovery phase, and devise novel technical solutions and systemic improvement options for the future. The key output was a strategy for executing novel solutions packages.
DMRC research program
This project contributes to the research within the following DMRC research program:
- Northern Gulf Resource Management Group (NGRMG)
- James Cook University (JCU)
- Gulf Cattlemen’s Association (GCA)
- Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC)
- Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors under the ‘FNQ and NQ Monsoon Trough – Category C Flexible Funding Grants Program (2020 – 2021)