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ForestTECH News | Issue 50

ForestTECH News | Issue 50

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We hit a major ForestTECH News milestone this month, with September 2021 being our 50th issue. After more than a decade of running the major annual forest technology series ForestTECH and two decades of publishing the weekly Friday Offcuts enewsletter, in 2017 we launched the monthly ForestTECH News. The aim, based on feedback and ...
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Radically different Transwing eVTOL design offers some huge advantages

Radically different Transwing eVTOL design offers some huge advantages

Southern California's PteroDynamics has somehow escaped our attention thus far, but this company's radically different take on the electric VTOL aircraft is well worth a look, and the company claims ...
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DroneDeploy snaps up NZ robotics company

DroneDeploy snaps up NZ robotics company

US-based enterprise drone data company DroneDeploy has acquired Rocos, a New Zealand-based robotics software company, in a move that will allow its customers in construction, energy and agriculture to deploy ...
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DroneSeed acquires major forestry seed supplier

DroneSeed acquires major forestry seed supplier

Driven by Increasing Demand for Reforestation in the Face of Wildfires & Climate Change, Acquisition of Silvaseed Co. Positions DroneSeed as Vertically-Integrated Leader in Reforestation DroneSeed announced that it has ...
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Drone based LiDAR services extended with DJI Zenmuse

Drone based LiDAR services extended with DJI Zenmuse

2021 continues to be a leap forward in drone-based UAV LiDAR at Interpine. To complement their two Emesent Hovermap LiDAR units they have also recently purchased the DJI Zenmuse L1 ...
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Large-scale UAV-Lidar survey in the tropics

Large-scale UAV-Lidar survey in the tropics

With a total length of 2,789km, the Trans-Sumatra Toll Road Project is one of Indonesia’s National Strategic Projects and the longest toll road project in Southeast Asia. In order to ...
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Using drones for early bushfire detection

Using drones for early bushfire detection

According to the NSW Fire and Environment Summary, about a quarter of New South Wales’ best koala habitat were burned in the bushfires. Other areas of Australia are also not ...
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Minimising spray drift in forestry operations

Minimising spray drift in forestry operations

As outlined in a recent issue, this year’s ForestTECH 2021 programme being run in Rotorua, New Zealand on 23-24 November will be built around two main themes. The first is ...
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App for bushfire prediction

App for bushfire prediction

USC researchers will develop a citizen science app for people living in fire-prone areas to help predict the likelihood of bushfires in Australia and minimise their devastating effects. The University ...
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ForestTECH News | Issue 49

ForestTECH News | Issue 49

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We start this month with the sale of 24,000ha of Green Triangle forests, located on the border of Victoria and South Australia, to AXA ...
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Ecologists compare accuracy of lidar technologies for monitoring forest vegetation

Ecologists compare accuracy of lidar technologies for monitoring forest vegetation

As light detection and ranging (lidar) technology evolves, forest ecology and ecological restoration researchers have been using these tools in a wide range of applications. “We needed an accounting of ...
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Scanning the forest from the ground, the air and from space!

Scanning the forest from the ground, the air and from space!

For many years, Dr Christine Stone of the NSW Department of Primary Industries has been leading research projects around the use of remote platforms equipped with various types of sensors ...
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CSIRO opens satellite offering for Aussie Earth observation

CSIRO opens satellite offering for Aussie Earth observation

This will mark the first time Australia has managed its own source of Earth observation data, contributing to the growth of the nation’s space industry. The satellite can take images ...
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UK forestry manager to manage Australian estate

UK forestry manager to manage Australian estate

Gresham House is pleased to announce that it will be appointed as asset manager for a 24,800-hectare Australian forestry investment, Green Triangle Forest Products (GTFP), which AXA IM Alts has ...
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New entrant secures 24,000 ha of Australian pine

New entrant secures 24,000 ha of Australian pine

Investment house AXA IM has taken control of 24,000 hectares of pine plantations straddling the border between Victoria and South Australia in a $775 million deal with US fund manager ...
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The Digital Forester Podcast: Murray Woods - Treedimensions

The Digital Forester Podcast: Murray Woods – Treedimensions

Murray Woods, Principal Consultant at Treedimensions, shares his experiences with and thoughts about airborne, terrestrial and hand-held lidar, single photon lidar, lidar enhanced forest inventories, area-based vs. individual tree-based lidar ...
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Lidar Crop Classification with Data Fusion and Machine Learning

Lidar Crop Classification with Data Fusion and Machine Learning

A recent South African study created crop type maps using Lidar, Sentinel-2 and aerial data along with several machine learning classification algorithms for differentiating four crop types in an intensively ...
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Mechanised planting technologies being profiled

Mechanised planting technologies being profiled

Last year, for the first time since the ForestTECH series began back in 2007, the annual forestry technology update run for New Zealand and Australian forestry companies and delegates from ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 48

ForestTECH News Issue 48

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. The big news this month for the ForestTECH community is the release of the ForestTECH 2021 programme and the opening of early registrations ...
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ForestTECH 2021 programme now out

ForestTECH 2021 programme now out

Every year one major forest technology series is run in this region. It’s designed by and for Australasian forestry resource managers, inventory foresters, researchers and tech developers. It’s the one ...
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AFRY acquires Simosol Oy to become a global leader in digital forestry

AFRY acquires Simosol Oy to become a global leader in digital forestry

AFRY has acquired Simosol Oy, a Finland-based company that specialises in advanced simulation and optimisation solutions for forest and agricultural assets. The acquisition is in line with AFRY’s ambition to ...
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Woodsat wooden satellite completed a successful stratospheric flight

Woodsat wooden satellite completed a successful stratospheric flight

WISA Woodsat wooden satellite completed a successful stratospheric flight on Saturday 12 June 2021, when a test model of the satellite was sent on a flight from Heureka Science Center ...
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