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ForestTECH News Issue 42

ForestTECH News Issue 42

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. Thank you to everyone involved in last month's ForestTECH 2020 that ran a couple of weeks ago. In a first for ForestTECH, a new hybrid format enabled us to host over 150 at the physical event in Rotorua and another 150 plus from 20 different countries virtually online. This global event highlighted new ...
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ForestTECH 2020 - Event Summary

ForestTECH 2020 – Event Summary

A Record Global Turnout In the lead up to ForestTECH 2020, most within the industry would have thought that it would have been a very hard (in fact, nigh near ...
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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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NZ company's solar-power drone to rethink aerial imaging

NZ company’s solar-power drone to rethink aerial imaging

A solar-powered, unmanned aircraft is being developed in Christchurch, New Zealand in the hope it will be a game changer for the aerial imaging industry.Kea Aerospace is developing the Kea ...
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German IoT start-up wants to help prevent forest fires

German IoT start-up wants to help prevent forest fires

Dryad Networks is prepping an IoT network of sensors connected via a solar-powered wireless mesh for deployment in forests as an early warning system to detect fires. A German start-up ...
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Australian drone registration site now open

Australian drone registration site now open

CASA's drone registration site is now open and if you operate drones for any purpose other than just for fun, you must register them by 28 January 2021. This applies ...
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Wildfire meteorology: Drones proving their worth

Wildfire meteorology: Drones proving their worth

Drones becoming a useful tool in wildfire meteorology, the effort to understand weather that leads to fire risk. As wildfires continue to rage across vast swaths of the western United ...
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Robots take flight to improve forestry

Robots take flight to improve forestry

Much has been reported on the development and advancements of local research efforts into robotics and automated data capture for forest operations. Elsewhere, USA-based company Treeswift provides an example of ...
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Linking Planet imagery with a plantation monitoring system

Linking Planet imagery with a plantation monitoring system

One benefit of high-revisit satellites is their ability to re-image the same location daily or weekly. In this example, we use temporal satellite observations (2016 to 2020) to track drought ...
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Fighting wildfires with drones

Fighting wildfires with drones

As wildfires continue to ravage vast swaths of land across the western United States unmanned aerial vehicle operators are stepping up to provide critical services, acting as eyes in the ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 41

ForestTECH News Issue 41

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. In just two weeks we will be running this year's ForestTECH 2020! This is shaping up to be one of the largest ever ForestTECH ...
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World’s first solution for bushfire fuel load mapping

World’s first solution for bushfire fuel load mapping

Editors Note: Aerometrex is also a sponsor of ForestTECH 2020 and will present this exciting new innovation in detail at the conference. Aerometrex has just announced that it's developed a ...
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Autonomous drones from half a world away

Autonomous drones from half a world away

Emesent is an innovative Australian data analytics and drone autonomy start-up. The company presented at last year’s ForestTECH 2019 event and will again be presenting at this years ForestTECH 2020 ...
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Lim Geomatics makes list of fastest-growing companies

Lim Geomatics makes list of fastest-growing companies

Lim Geomatics has been included among the winners of the 32nd annual Growth List. The definitive ranking of Canada’s fastest-growing companies was announced on 15 October and is compiled by ...
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Satellites could soon map every tree on Earth

Satellites could soon map every tree on Earth

An analysis of satellite images has pinpointed individual tree canopies over a large area of West Africa. The data suggest that it will soon be possible, with certain limitations, to ...
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Webinar Series: Monitor your forests with high frequency, global imagery

Webinar Series: Monitor your forests with high frequency, global imagery

Planet has released a two-part how-to webinar series to demonstrate two key use cases that Planet data is used for in forest management. The first part covers how to efficiently ...
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Tree planting App launches crowdfunding campaign

Tree planting App launches crowdfunding campaign

A Kickstarter campaign to empower everyday people to become a part of the global effort against climate change was launched in New Zealand this week. TreeTime, a new tree planting ...
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A turning point in tropical forest monitoring

A turning point in tropical forest monitoring

Brazil is a nation of superlatives. It is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and home to the largest rainforest, the largest freshwater preserve, and a quarter ...
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Nine SuperDoves for next Rocket Lab launch

Nine SuperDoves for next Rocket Lab launch

Editors Update: Rocket Lab successfully launched on 28 October 2020 (see a video of the launch below). Planet’s next scheduled launch of Flock 4e’, a total of 9 SuperDoves on ...
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Automatic modelling of tree species

Automatic modelling of tree species

A group of international scientists from New Zealand and Singapore is collaborating on a three-year project, funded by MBIE, to use data science and remote sensing to automatically model and ...
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ForestTECH News Issue 40

ForestTECH News Issue 40

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. As detailed, plans for the ForestTECH 2020 event running in Rotorua, New Zealand on 18-19 November 2020 are well on track. As anticipated, ...
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New drone technology promises a 5-minute recharge

New drone technology promises a 5-minute recharge

Twelve months ago, ultra-fast charging (UFC) pioneer, StoreDot, achieved a world first with its partner BP by successfully fully-charging a two-wheeled electric vehicle in just 5 minutes. Today, the company ...
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