Christopher Lane is the R&D at CoastalCOMS Australia and the founder of Coastalwatch Holdings. Christopher heads the CoastalCOMS research team and coordinates activities with industry and academic partners. Christopher has a wealth of experience in the design, implementation and management of large scale coastal management information systems. He has designed, developed and managed the largest public network of cameras in Australia over the last 10 years and as well as developing strategic alliances with university and commercial partners that have resulted in internationally original and marketable coastal safety and management. Chris has a Masters of Computing, a Bachelor of Health Sciences, an Associated Diploma of Electrical Engineering and Electronics and a Trade Certificate in Instrumentation Process and Control - a unique combination that has provided him with the tools to provide innovative solutions to the technical challenges faced by CoastalCOMS.
Chris has designed and implemented a Virtual Private Network (VPN) for the Coastalwatch infrastructure - a VPN unicast streaming video system - which permits a performance enhancement of streaming capability for the more than 150 cameras that Coastalwatch has located around the world. Chris is also responsible for developing strategies for technology commercialisation platforms that integrate with key technologies and community information including data information feeds a range of services.