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ForestTECH News | Issue 52

ForestTECH News | Issue 52

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. A lot can happen in just a month. As you many of you will have heard, due to New Zealand's current covid-19 outbreak and current restrictions on travel and running events, we have needed to reschedule ForestTECH 2021. Now rebranded ForestTECH 2021/22, this event will instead be held 23-24 February 2022 in Rotorua, New ...
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New Videos added to Video Showcase

New Videos added to Video Showcase

In the lead up to ForestTECH 2021/22, we will be adding new videos to our ForestTECH News Video Showcase page. This page already has over 50 forest technology videos and ...
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Planet’s Rapid SkySat Data Enables Effective Regional Bushfire Management In Australia

Planet’s Rapid SkySat Data Enables Effective Regional Bushfire Management In Australia

Civil governments around the world are making sustainable strides in local environmental management; and by using satellite-enabled data, they are able to analyze and support preventative management techniques to protect ...
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Stora Enso precision forestry innovations

Stora Enso precision forestry innovations

As part of the eagerly awaited annual forest technology event, two key presenters from the European forestry giant, Stora Enso Oy will be presenting as part of ForestTECH 2021/22. The ...
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Safe Use of Agrichemicals manual updated

Safe Use of Agrichemicals manual updated

Disease and pest free animals and crops rely on agrichemical use. Pesticides, detergents and sanitisers are a critical component of New Zealand’s NZ$48 billion agricultural sector.The recently released and updated ...
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Postponement of ForestTECH 2021 event

Postponement of ForestTECH 2021 event

After talking to presenters, exhibitors and delegates for this year’s eagerly awaited ForestTECH 2021 event that was planned to run on 23-24 November 2021, it has been agreed to postpone the ...
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Two pension funds acquire NZ forestry asset

Two pension funds acquire NZ forestry asset

Two European pension funds, APG Asset Management (APG) on behalf of its Dutch pension fund client ABP, and UK’s Pension Protection Fund (PPF), have agreed to purchase Sinotrans New Zealand ...
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DroneSeed raises US$36 million

DroneSeed raises US$36 million

DroneSeed has announced it has raised US$36 million in its Series A funding round. The round was led by Social Capital and Seven Seven Six, with participation from new and ...
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ForestTECH News | Issue 51

ForestTECH News | Issue 51

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We are now only 6 weeks before ForestTECH 2021 runs in Rotorua, New Zealand and virtually for our Australian and international delegates. As its ...
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Using SilviScan technology for climate-impact research

Using SilviScan technology for climate-impact research

SilviScan is a multifaceted technology comprised of an advanced suite of software and instruments including a cell scanner, x-ray densitometer, and x-ray diffractometer, which are used together to measure wood ...
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Plan to plant a billion trees yet to take root

Plan to plant a billion trees yet to take root

In September 2018, the federal government unveiled a plan to radically expand Australia's timber plantations by one billion trees over a decade. Today, less than 1 per cent of that ...
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Dawn joins NZ Gov’t programme to accelerate integration of remotely piloted aircraft

Dawn joins NZ Gov’t programme to accelerate integration of remotely piloted aircraft

Dawn Aerospace has joined the New Zealand Airspace Integration Trials Programme (AITP). The news was announced yesterday by Minister of Research, Science and Innovation, Hon Megan Woods. The AITP’s mission ...
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Free US$43m high-resolution imagery now available

Free US$43m high-resolution imagery now available

In September 2020, the Norwegian Government announced a contract providing public access to high-resolution satellite imagery of tropical forests. Never has the public had open access to satellite imagery with ...
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Changes to forestry provisions in the ETS

Changes to forestry provisions in the ETS

Amendments to the Climate Change Response Act 2002 in June 2020 delivered a range of improvements to the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). These reforms aim to drive a substantial ...
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Recognition for bushfire safety contributions

Recognition for bushfire safety contributions

It was an interest in trees, not fires that set CFA Deputy Chief Officer Alen Slijepcevic on a path that led him around the world where he is today found ...
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EnviroSatTools: A collaborative satellite data workspace

EnviroSatTools: A collaborative satellite data workspace

The past 50 years have seen rapid changes across landscapes, with forests and wetlands alike converted for agricultural use or, conversely, re-afforested due to policy or economic drivers. While official ...
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How much data is required for AI?

How much data is required for AI?

There are many situations where data is not available in the quantity desired, but you don't need to wait for the ideal scenario to get started with AI. You can ...
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ForestTECH News | Issue 50

ForestTECH News | Issue 50

Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News. We hit a major ForestTECH News milestone this month, with September 2021 being our 50th issue. After more than a decade of running the ...
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Radically different Transwing eVTOL design offers some huge advantages

Radically different Transwing eVTOL design offers some huge advantages

Southern California's PteroDynamics has somehow escaped our attention thus far, but this company's radically different take on the electric VTOL aircraft is well worth a look, and the company claims ...
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DroneDeploy snaps up NZ robotics company

DroneDeploy snaps up NZ robotics company

US-based enterprise drone data company DroneDeploy has acquired Rocos, a New Zealand-based robotics software company, in a move that will allow its customers in construction, energy and agriculture to deploy ...
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DroneSeed acquires major forestry seed supplier

DroneSeed acquires major forestry seed supplier

Driven by Increasing Demand for Reforestation in the Face of Wildfires & Climate Change, Acquisition of Silvaseed Co. Positions DroneSeed as Vertically-Integrated Leader in Reforestation DroneSeed announced that it has ...
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Drone based LiDAR services extended with DJI Zenmuse

Drone based LiDAR services extended with DJI Zenmuse

2021 continues to be a leap forward in drone-based UAV LiDAR at Interpine. To complement their two Emesent Hovermap LiDAR units they have also recently purchased the DJI Zenmuse L1 ...
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