Mr Tony Boston

B.Sc. (Hons) (ANU), Grad. Dip. Computing Studies (UC)
Visiting Fellow, Fenner School of Environment and Society
ANU College of Science
T: +61 448 514 428

Areas of expertise

  • Physical Geography And Environmental Geoscience 0406
  • Information Systems 0806

Research interests

Tony's research interests include use of earth observations data to monitor, estimate and predict water resources, land cover and environmental change as well as the application of machine learning techniques to data classification and interpretation.


Tony has more than 30 years experience in the development of integrated national information systems based on the aggregation of data from agencies across Australia. He has done this for a range of scientific and collections-based organisations, including geoscience and environment agencies, libraries, museums, herbaria, archives and galleries. Tony has an honours degree in Geology and a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science and extensive expertise in geographic information management including development of national and international data standards and systems for data collection, storage and management.

Tony's APS career included senior executive and director roles within the Department of the Environment, National Library of Australia and Bureau of Meteorology. At the Bureau, Tony was responsible for development of a national database of surface and groundwater information that underpins the Water Information Program and products such as the National Water Account and Australian Water Resource Assessments.

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