Abley has received a grant from Callaghan Innovation to employ a student intern over the 2016/7 summer break. This is to work on the ‘Predictive Lightning Strike Model’, a project that involves building on existing research and development work Abley has undertaken. This research will help utility asset owners to understand the spatial and temporal risk associated with lightning strikes, by providing real-time knowledge of when critical assets are at risk and enabling an effective response in advance of potential damage or outages.
Each year Callaghan Innovation provides research and development grants to employ students over the summer break. This year they received a record 364 applications of which 245 were granted. This gives undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain valuable work experience as well as injecting new talent into the workplace. Click here if you are interested in applying for the student intern position.