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ForestTECH 2020 – Early Expressions of Interest

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This is the first call for expressions of interest to present at this year’s November series of ForestTECH 2020. ForestTECH – what is it? Forestry resource managers, remote sensing, GIS and mapping specialists, inventory foresters, researchers and key technology suppliers attend ForestTECH each year. The annual forest technology series has been running since 2007. It typically comprises a two-day conference, …

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Entel AI and DataRobot use AI to fight forest fires

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Climate change and catastrophic weather phenomena dominated much of the global headlines in 2019, with devastating reports of earthquakes, hurricanes, and other powerful forces of nature destroying homes and lives. Some of the starkest images were those of raging wildfires that wiped out not only homes but also huge swathes of natural land, from Australia to California and dozens of …

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App to visualize & interpret spatial data for forest planning

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The Intelligent GeoSolutions (IGS) team at the University of Maine’s Center for Research on Sustainable Forests (CRSF) has released a free interactive mapping tool, the Forest Ecosystem Status a … Trends (ForEST) app, to provide online decision support to private and public forest managers, natural resource agencies, conservation organizations and other stakeholders. With the current outbreak of eastern spruce budworm expanding …

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What is Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging?

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Been wanting to know more about Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging? To appreciate the significance of airborne hyperspectral imaging, Analytik has created an informative video to understand what hyperspectral imaging is, and how it works. Airborne Hyperspectral Imaging (or Remote Sensing) collects and process information across different bands of the electromagnetic spectrum via an aerial vehicle, such as a drone. Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors …

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NASA’s new global groundwater maps

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NASA researchers have developed new satellite-based, weekly global maps of soil moisture and groundwater wetness conditions and one to three-month U.S. forecasts of each product. While maps of current dry/wet conditions for the United States have been available since 2012, this is the first time they have been available globally. “The global products are important because there are so few …

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Part 2 – How to leverage constant monitoring and in-field analysis

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The ability to not only monitor in-field stress but also to try and predict where the stress might spread has always been a key piece of information for any forestry manager or farmer. By leveraging Planet’s satellite fleet it has become possible to monitor your plantation or farm daily, weekly or monthly (Please visit our Vegetation Monitoring Series Blog Part 1 – …

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Drone Dictionary — Essential Terms Every Pilot Should Know

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Whether you’re a seasoned UAV pilot or an aspiring operator looking to take to the skies, there is always something new to learn about piloting and operating drones. To help all you seasoned professionals and newcomers alike, Waypoint has collected a glossary of terms designed to help you brush up on your existing knowledge and maybe even learn something new. …

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CollectiveCrunch gets €500K to expand its forestry technology

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The Finnish-German startup CollectiveCrunch has received €500K funding from the European Space Agency (ESA) to further develop its one-of-a-kind AI, Linda Forest, and bring its service to new markets. ESA will contribute 50% of the overall cost, as the total volume of the project is close to €1 million. CollectiveCrunch, a startup that we recently included in a list of …

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Australia to introduce drone registration & accreditation

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Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has announced that drone registration and accreditation will soon become a requirement to fly a drone unless you are in a CASA-verified model airfield and your drone weighs less than 250 grams. In a newsletter sent out by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), drone registrations and accreditation will soon be implemented in Australia, …