Research & Development

Brookvale Energy’s dedicated research and development subsidiary is Brookvale Technology. Brookvale Technology wants every part of building a wind-farm to be environmentally sound and sustainable.  We partner with smart people to develop the next generation of technology and assets that will turn this ambition into reality.
Brookvale is proud to be a research partner with the Smart Infrastructure Facility at the University of Wollongong (UOW) and the Australian Maritime College (AMC) at the University of Tasmania, Launceston.
Our partnership brings together internationally recognised expertise across infrastructure projects, artificial intelligence and sensor technology, maritime engineering and hydrodynamics and marine mammal studies.
UOW develops pioneering new applications of artificial intelligence and intelligent video analytics for environmental monitoring and was recently involved in the development of a successful autonomous system for the detection of sharks in coastal regions called ‘Sharkeye’.
Working with AMC allows us access to industry-leading maritime research facilities (including AMC’s flagship seafaring vessel).

In 2020, Brookvale Technology partnered with UOW & AMC to explore Multispectral Imaging, Detection and Active Reflectance (MiDAR). MiDAR is a recent technology pioneered by NASA’s Laboratory for Advanced Sensing (LAS). Why, you may ask? We are committed to technology that limits impact on marine ecology. Our goal is to develop a next-generation remote sensing technology for underwater imaging and the detection of whales and marine life.