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ForestTECH News Issue 47

ForestTECH News Issue 47

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. It seems Covid-19 is not done with Australia yet, with a significant outbreak sending Victoria into a hard 7-day lockdown and border restrictions with neighbouring states. While this will be felt throughout the State, the local forestry industry has largely avoided the economic hit other sectors have received. There is also a global construction ...
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Remote height measurement of seedlings

Remote height measurement of seedlings

New, accurate lower limits for measuring tree height have been established using unmanned aerial vehicles. Height is a good indication of how productive (and healthy) a tree is. Height can ...
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World's first wooden satellite in orbit this year

World’s first wooden satellite in orbit this year

When we think of old tech in space, we think of the retrofuturism of old sci-fi movies like Star Wars and Alien — their huge 8-bit computers and monochrome screens ...
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Global partnerships propel space tech research

Global partnerships propel space tech research

New Zealand’s aerospace industry is getting a boost through the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), to grow the capability of the sector and potentially lead to joint space missions, Research, Science ...
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Australia leading the digital revolution in aviation

Australia leading the digital revolution in aviation

The Australian Government is laying the foundations for new jobs in the new frontier of aviation services with the release of the National Emerging Aviation Technologies (NEAT) Policy Statement. As ...
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Australian drone industry update

Australian drone industry update

The Australian Association for Unmanned Systems hosted the RPAS in Australian Skies 2021 conference in March 2021. This was an important event for the industry and continued the discussion on ...
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Space startup Quasar takes off with CSIRO tech

Space startup Quasar takes off with CSIRO tech

New Australian space startup Quasar Satellite Technologies is set to revolutionise space communication, allowing ground stations to talk to hundreds of satellites at once using technology developed by CSIRO, Australia’s ...
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Airbus to test advanced autonomous features on helicopter Flightlab

Airbus to test advanced autonomous features on helicopter Flightlab

Airbus is introducing autonomous features to its helicopter Flightlab through a project code-named Vertex. These technologies aim to simplify mission preparation and management, reduce helicopter pilot workload, and further increase ...
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Global partnerships propel space tech research

Global partnerships propel space tech research

New Zealand’s aerospace industry is getting a boost through the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), to grow the capability of the sector and potentially lead to joint space missions, Research, Science ...
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Introducing ‘MO’ – Enabling Continuous Landscape Monitoring

Introducing ‘MO’ – Enabling Continuous Landscape Monitoring

With the introduction of environmental policies comes an increasing need to monitor changes across landscapes. While high revisit satellite data is touted as providing such a solution; it is often ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 46

ForestTECH News Issue 46

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Planning for ForestTECH 2021 is now well and truly underway. We’re now seeking early expressions of interest to present at this year's event, which ...
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Results from early forest fire detection technology

Results from early forest fire detection technology

A new camera-based fire detection system has been trialed in Tasmania for the first time by forest management company SFM. The Firehawk system provides real time fire detection allowing for ...
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ForestTECH 2021 - Early Expressions of Interest

ForestTECH 2021 – Early Expressions of Interest

ForestTECH – What is it? ForestTECH is Australasia’s premier annual forest technology event. It’s being run now for 14 years, principally in New Zealand and Australia. It’s aimed at resource ...
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Making It Work: Forestry data firm branches into mobile technology

Making It Work: Forestry data firm branches into mobile technology

Treemetrics, the Cork-based forestry data company, has launched a new remote valuation tool for private forest owners in partnership with Arboreal, an iPhone app developer in Sweden. Enda Keane, Treemetrics’ ...
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The rise of autonomous robots in service industries

The rise of autonomous robots in service industries

Rocos recently hosted a ‘Rise of the Service Robots’ webinar, in partnership with Avanade. Alongside our CEO David Inggs, the panel featured expert speakers from Avanade, Orlando Health and Hello ...
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How business leaders can tap into the positives of AI

How business leaders can tap into the positives of AI

Business leaders faced a topsy-turvy world even before COVID-19 hit. Technological change was bewilderingly rapid, customer attitudes and behaviours were shifting dramatically, political uncertainty was growing and global competition was ...
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A digital forest? The future is coming!

A digital forest? The future is coming!

What if technologies could be installed permanently within forest environments? And what if this enabled our forests to function like 'smart cities', where equipment is continuously used to support optimal ...
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Bushfire detection - within one minute of ignition

Bushfire detection – within one minute of ignition

Imagine a system that could detect any bushfire in Australia within minutes of ignition so firefighters could tackle the blaze before it spreads. Recently, an important development on the road ...
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Six questions about 6G

Six questions about 6G

All mainstream network operators in New Zealand are steadily deploying 5G across the country. While we explore the scale of innovation and growth that 5G offers in almost all sectors ...
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Mapping native forest using deep learning

Mapping native forest using deep learning

In this article, we introduce a deep learning pipeline that extracts information from high-resolution aerial data. The solution extends our current machine learning processes that use an object-based approach for ...
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Roll out of NZ’s National Elevation Programme

Roll out of NZ’s National Elevation Programme

A National Elevation Programme currently being carried out by Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) in partnership with Regional Councils aims to make available a consistent, high quality ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 45

ForestTECH News Issue 45

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Two major forestry events, HarvestTECH 2021 and Forest Safety & Technology 2021, officially launch in Rotorua, New Zealand in just under a week. Over ...
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