VIC Events

Transition to Electric Vehicles

Fri, 2020-01-31 21:29 -- 104096


Many European and Scandinavian countries are well advanced in the planning for, and uptake of electric vehicles especially passenger cars as a strategy to reduce carbon emissions. Australia is a relative laggard, but there are signs things are changing, with several makes of passenger car now available and public charging infrastructure slowly expanding. Governments at state and federal level are beginning to address the policy and financial aspects of transitioning away from fossil fuel powered vehicles.

Life Cycle Analysis in Engineering

Sun, 2019-04-14 12:32 -- 104096

Life Cycle Analysis is a design and project management process that encourages stakeholders to consider whole-of-life factors when making project decisions. It challenges us to consider all life cycle aspects, not restricting us to market costs but also considering reuse, location of source materials, transport, maintenance and support functions, and end-of-life processes such as closed-loop recycling or upcycling.

Transitioning Built Environment to Zero Net Emissions by 2050

Sun, 2019-04-14 12:27 -- 104096

This event explores emissions from infrastructure materials and how we might transition the sector to net zero emissions by 2050.

Built infrastructure transitions to net zero emissions by 2050 to meet a 2 degree centigrade target require major changes to material use. The initial speaker will provide updates on climate change issues and policies, followed by two speakers with substantial research experience who will focus on likely construction material and process changes for an orderly transition to meet the 2050 target.

Climate and Carbon Challenges

Tue, 2019-02-12 11:27 -- 104096

Climate and Carbon Challenges

This event will examine the opportunities and challenges for Australia and especially, the engineering profession, to reshape its industries and society to meet the global challenge of emissions reductions required to meet the safe climate goals set at the 2015 Paris climate conference and reviewed at COP24 2018 in Poland. The topic will be addressed from perspectives of
(a) latest scientific assessments on climate and emissions trends; and

A Sustainability Approach to Metropolitan People Movement

Fri, 2018-05-25 16:49 -- 104096


The future of the car - Dr Ian Espada

The car handles the most personal trips in Australia. A scenario wherein current trends prevail into the next generation is described and discussed from the point of view of sustainability. Emerging trends on electrification, shared economy, connectivity, big data and autonomy are examined on how they impact the car of the future.

Energy for the Future

Sun, 2017-04-23 21:35 -- 104096

Ocean power opportunities for Australia - Dr Richard Manasseh

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Increasing developments in Australian ocean-wave and tidal power have occurred over the past five years. Wave power presents the largest opportunity, offering an immense supply of low-variability, continuous energy to Australia's predominantly coastal population. However, to date there have only been temporary trials, and this talk explains why.


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