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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. As mentioned last month, due to Covid-19 and the uncertainty around Australian lockdowns, the event will be held in-person in Rotorua, New Zealand on 23-24 November 2021. It will also ...
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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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AI tool for forestry sequestration attracts backing

AI tool for forestry sequestration attracts backing

Nelson Artificial Intelligence (NAI), a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for thorny environmental challenges, has spun off its first business after securing a NZ$1.8 million investment in technology that ...
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Additional Workshops for ForestTECH 2021

Additional Workshops for ForestTECH 2021

ForestTECH is this region’s most popular annual independent forestry technology series. This year, in addition to advances being made in remote sensing and forest inventory, like ForestTECH 2020, one of ...
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New foliage sampling tool available

New foliage sampling tool available

The DeLeaves canopy sampling tool was designed and developed in a research laboratory specializing in aerial robotics at the University of Sherbrooke, back in 2017. Suspended under an unmanned aerial ...
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Outsight launches real time LiDAR solution

Outsight launches real time LiDAR solution

In a recent launch, Outsight said that they are bringing the power of real-time LiDAR technology to the forestry industry. In an associated media release, they were offering; An automated ...
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Remote sensing well-suited for tree species detection

Remote sensing well-suited for tree species detection

Researchers from the Department of Geographical and Historical Studies at the University of Eastern Finland, and from the Finnish Environment Institute, are collaborating in the IBC-Carbon project to develop novel ...
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Remote sensing technologies drawing investor attention

Remote sensing technologies drawing investor attention

Tree-tracking technology is drawing investor attention as the boom in planting pledges to combat climate change highlights a basic problem: how to identify new growth and how healthy it remains ...
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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 ...
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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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