ForestTECH News Issue 29

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News.

We open this issue with a new approach to fighting forest fires. A joint Canadian initiative will see the development and launch of a new satellite designed to monitor all wildfires across the country.

A couple of issues ago we highlighted DroneSeed, an innovative company that is using swarms of automated UAVs to plant trees (they will also be speaking at ForestTECH 2019). A new start-up called, Now, will also be planting trees with UAVs, however, their approach is to socially fund the plantings through paid public ‘‘subscribers’.

Another interesting article looks at the new overhaul of the Food and Agriculture Organisation’ innovative geospatial monitoring system. There are a wealth of improvements to make better use of the platform’s satellite data and supercomputing power. This includes daily imagery updates at a spatial resolution of 3.7 metres per pixel.

Finally, we are only a month out from the ForestTECH 2019 technology series being run in Australia and New Zealand in November. There are already a couple of hundred registered, so if you are considering attending, it would be best to book early to avoid missing out.

Check out all the articles and enjoy this month’s issue.

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