Professor Ross Gibson is Centenary Professor of Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. In this role he works collaboratively to produce books, films and artworks. His main interests are contemporary arts, communication and the history of environmental consciousness in colonial cultures, particularly in Australia and the Pacific. His work spans several media and disciplines. In the Heritage of the Air project, he will lead Case Study 3: An Ocean Apart? and curate and design exhibition components, including the development of video-essays and visual-digital story-telling; identify key aviation related collections and analyse emerging themes. He will also contribute to Case Study 1: Air Memories integrating existing digitised collections with targeted mining of novel sources, such as training and promotional films.