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ForestTECH News | Issue 57

ForestTECH News | Issue 57

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We are major proponents of digital technologies and the opportunities that they enable. FWPA's new project is one such project where a centralised database for private forestry information in Australia is being set up. It will include data on historic and current trials and highlight the valuable lessons leant for forest management. The data ...
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A single source of information for private forestry

A single source of information for private forestry

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is developing a single, centralised database for private forestry information through a national project to collect and collate information about commercial farm plantations, private ...
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NASA releases new forest biomass-carbon product

NASA releases new forest biomass-carbon product

NASA’s GEDI mission has reached a major milestone with the release of its newest data product, which provides the first near-global estimate of aboveground forest biomass and the carbon it ...
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GOES 18 weather satellite launched

GOES 18 weather satellite launched

Whether it's wildfires that sweep across the West Coast, storms rolling in from the Pacific Ocean or dense fog that blankets the Pacific Northwest, a new weather satellite will be ...
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Rocket Lab catches falling rocket booster

Rocket Lab catches falling rocket booster

Rocket Lab successfully catch falling rocket booster with a helicopter. Rocket Lab has successfully caught one of its Electron rocket boosters, using a helicopter, as it parachuted back towards the ...
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Scientists fight to keep Lidar on Space Station

Scientists fight to keep Lidar on Space Station

A controversy is brewing between remote sensing scientists and administrators from NASA and the agency’s international partners. The debate centers around how long the Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) lidar ...
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The Best Consumer Drones for 2022

The Best Consumer Drones for 2022

Drones have become an essential tool for forestry companies over the last decade. Technology continues to evolve and many consumer drones are now incorporating some of the advanced imaging, video ...
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The Many Different Faces of Lidar-based Survey Methods

The Many Different Faces of Lidar-based Survey Methods

Thanks to sensor miniaturization, laser technology is available for surveying and mapping professionals in many different guises nowadays. This selection of articles highlights the diversity of Lidar as a flexible ...
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ForestTECH News | Issue 56

ForestTECH News | Issue 56

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We have a tonne of interesting videos this month. We have several from the recent ForestTECH event which highlighted mechanised planting developments, technologies ...
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Tech advancements and trials with mechanised planting

Tech advancements and trials with mechanised planting

The second day of the just-completed ForestTECH 2021/22 event focussed on advancements in automated silviculture with a particular focus on mechanised planting operations – new technology, developing technologies and an ...
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Early EOI to present at ForestTECH 2022

Early EOI to present at ForestTECH 2022

Despite continued Covid related disruptions to the running of the annual ForestTECH event, ForestTECH 2021-22 ran, albeit virtually as an on-line event on 23-24 February this year. Over 300 delegates ...
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Telstra starts carbon farming to offset emissions

Telstra starts carbon farming to offset emissions

Telecommunications giant Telstra is starting its own carbon farm, growing trees to reduce its emissions.Big polluters that want to move towards net zero emissions need to buy carbon credits to ...
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Autonomous drones fly through forests

Autonomous drones fly through forests

Expert human drone pilots have proven incredibly adept at piloting UAV through complex courses at high speeds which are still unmatched by autonomous systems. But researchers at the University of ...
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A prototype forest monitoring framework

A prototype forest monitoring framework

From a forest biosecurity perspective, there is growing interest in forest surveillance processes capable of providing information on foliar disease present within the planted estate. Monitoring strategies often rely on ...
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Celebrating tree planting – with a film festival

Celebrating tree planting – with a film festival

“Tree planting transforms us. These are our stories.” On 19 March The 2022 virtual Tree Planting Film Festival entitled We Are the Landscape, provided an inside look into what it ...
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Shopify purchases carbon offsets from DroneSeed

Shopify purchases carbon offsets from DroneSeed

Reforestation company DroneSeed has announced its largest sale of offsets to date to Shopify, a leading provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce, which is on a mission to reverse ...
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The Digital Forester: thoughts from a Canadian forester

The Digital Forester: thoughts from a Canadian forester

Adam Dick is a Science Advisor at the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre, Canadian Forest Service and joins us from Fredericton. Adam was one of the champions that brought lidar enhanced ...
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Treeswift using drones to monitor forests

Treeswift using drones to monitor forests

Over the past decade, drones have become an increasingly important tool for forest monitoring. They’re a fast and effective way to collect a lot of data in one go, without ...
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Covid – the tipping point for automation?

Covid – the tipping point for automation?

Critical labour shortages are the catalyst for companies to finally automate and boost our decades-long productivity stagnation On December 19, 2013 a 20-year-old Levin man, Lincoln Kidd, was crushed to ...
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ForestTECH News | Issue 55

ForestTECH News | Issue 55

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Firstly, thanks for your support and buy-in to the reformatted ForestTECH 2021-22 a week or so ago. Initially scheduled for November 2021, the outbreaks ...
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Government funding for Victorian forestry research

Government funding for Victorian forestry research

Victoria’s forestry industries are set to benefit from five new research projects funded by the National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI) centre in Gippsland. Federal Assistant Minister for Forestry ...
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Australia’s forest restoration tactics re-evaluated

Australia’s forest restoration tactics re-evaluated

• More than 24 million hectares (59 million acres) burned during Australia’s devastating “Black Summer” bushfire season of 2019-2020, which formed part of a confirmed climate change-driven trend of worsening ...
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