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ForestTECH News | Issue 64

ForestTECH News | Issue 64

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Thank you to everyone who attended ForestTECH 2022 last month. The latest forest technology series, which was hosted in New Zealand, Australia and online, attracted well over 300 delegates from 12 different countries. This was another excellent (a record) turnout from tree crop managers and remote sensing specialists. Links to the presentations, from ...
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ForestTECH 2022 - Event Summary

ForestTECH 2022 – Event Summary

Another event record with over 300 delegates attending the end of year technology series, ForestTECH 2023 run by the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA). Because of recent Covid travel and ...
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NZ Awards celebrate scientists & research excellence

NZ Awards celebrate scientists & research excellence

Scion’s leadership in forestry science, bioplastics research and biotechnology has been celebrated by Scion and its peers at the Science New Zealand Awards. Scientists from all seven Crown Research Institutes ...
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New tech aims to track carbon in every tree

New tech aims to track carbon in every tree

• Climate scientists and data engineers have developed a new digital platform billed as the first-ever global tool for accurately calculating the carbon stored in every tree on the planet ...
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Just madness – removing forest-mapping laser

Just madness – removing forest-mapping laser

NASA plan to scrap device would curtail important climate and biodiversity data, researchers say.Since April 2019, a fridge-size instrument attached to the International Space Station (ISS) has tickled the treetops ...
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Mechanised planting on steeper slopes

Mechanised planting on steeper slopes

As part of the just completed ForestTECH 2022 series, advances being made operationally in mechanised planting along with recent commercial trials from across Australasia, Europe and in South America featured ...
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Two-year fire trial hailed a success

Two-year fire trial hailed a success

Tasmania is set to continue to benefit from the rollout of new fire detection technology which will help reduce the spread of major bushfires, safeguarding valuable plantation assets and even ...
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State forests delivering higher net social benefits

State forests delivering higher net social benefits

The state body for the forest and timber industry in Queensland has welcomed a landmark study into the long-term benefits from state forests in South and Central Queensland as compared ...
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How drones are replanting B.C.'s burned forests

How drones are replanting B.C.’s burned forests

With promises to rejuvenate forests from the air, tree-planting start-ups are looking to supplement shovels and long days of labour with swarms of seed-bearing aerial drones. A growing target: B.C.'s ...
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Three mapping solutions for digital twins and BIM

Three mapping solutions for digital twins and BIM

At Intergeo, Emesent launched three new products that will help geospatial professionals save time while capturing accurate data for digital twins and BIM applications. Emesent is a pioneering company in ...
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Yamaha's unmanned helicopter carrying up to 50 kg

Yamaha’s unmanned helicopter carrying up to 50 kg

Yamaha has introduced an upgraded version of its Fazer R G2 unmanned helicopter, or drone, equipping it with more thrust and greater payload capacity. This should make it more suitable ...
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Forest Products Commission of Western Australia Invests for the Future with Remsoft

Forest Products Commission of Western Australia Invests for the Future with Remsoft

The Forest Products Commission of Western Australia (FPC) is implementing Remsoft Operations with connected Optimization Modeling capabilities to streamline annual planning and forest estate management. By increasing planning effectiveness and transparency, the technology will free up ...
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ForestTECH News | Issue 63

ForestTECH News | Issue 63

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We are finally there. ForestTECH 2022, which was last held in Australia three years ago, will be returning as an in-person event this ...
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R&D solution to tackle plastic waste for nurseries

R&D solution to tackle plastic waste for nurseries

Scion scientists have been instrumental in developing and testing biodegradable nursery pots that will help nurseries and Kiwi gardeners to reduce plastic waste and its impact on the environment. The ...
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Vertical farm trees growing six times faster

Vertical farm trees growing six times faster

Tree seedlings are being grown six times faster in a vertical farm compared to traditional outdoor sowing, in the first UK trials of their kind. Growing 40-50cm tall in just ...
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A journey into the new reality

A journey into the new reality

Impressions from HxGN Live Global 2022 In which direction is the geospatial industry heading? Which core activities will companies focus on? How will the rapidly progressing technological advances shape the ...
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How digital innovation has accelerated forest monitoring

How digital innovation has accelerated forest monitoring

The way that we monitor the world’s forests has changed dramatically in recent years. Fifteen years ago, many countries still made maps and recorded information about their forests and land ...
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Environmental Monitoring - remote sensing review

Environmental Monitoring – remote sensing review

Remote sensing data is often applied to assist with environmental monitoring. However, the pace of development makes it challenging to decipher if the new sensor or technique can be used ...
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Treemetrics signs €1.2m contract with ESA

Treemetrics signs €1.2m contract with ESA

Cork-headquartered Treemetrics, a forestry management software firm, will play a key role in a new project to provide more accurate forest carbon credit estimates to the European Space Agency (ESA) ...
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The weed-mapping drone that goes the extra mile

The weed-mapping drone that goes the extra mile

The Single family have been farming their broadacre cropping property near Coonamble, in New South Wales, for close to 70 years and third generation farmer Ben Single says there has ...
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New marketplace for satellite imagery

New marketplace for satellite imagery

Critchlow Geospatial has announced the launch of New Zealand’s first satellite imagery marketplace. Recent advances in optics, remote sensing, artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud computing mean that satellite imagery ...
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ForestTECH News | Issue 62

ForestTECH News | Issue 62

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Hot off the press - the Victorian government has announced an AU$120 investment to plant 14,000 hectares of softwood plantations across Gippsland. The ...
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