Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News.
For the ForestTECH community, the great news is that ForestTECH 2020 is still on. Despite closed borders, social distancing requirements and uncertainties around Australian travel and meetings right now, the planned November event is being run. Some changes though to the usual format through COVID-19 have been set up for this years’ presenters, delegates and exhibitors.
ForestTECH 2020 will be running in Rotorua, New Zealand on 18-19 November.
Some of the key features this year include; the themes being split for the first time between remote sensing, data capture and forest inventory and forest establishment, mechanised planting and silviculture, two half-day workshops and in-field demonstrations have been added at either end of the planned conference and exhibitions in Rotorua.
For the first time, ForestTECH 2020 will be both a live event and streamed on-line as a virtual event!
There are an array of extras that have been added to this year’s programme which are really going to appeal to local, Australian and international delegates. Further details will follow. You can now check out the programme for both days on the event website.
In this month’s issue, we’ve featured a couple of new updates from Interpine. They’ve just recently set up a new partnership with Planet enabling local forest owners and land managers to have a NZ point of contact to access and leverage Planet’s global daily satellite imagery service. They’ve also just acquired Emesent’s Hovermap LiDAR simultaneous location and mapping (SLAM) solution that was profiled at last year’s ForestTECH series. This enables the collection of far-more detailed under canopy measurements of tree stem data. The technology, results from recent trials and an in-field demo are all planned as part of ForestTECH 2020 in November.
Read all the above stories and more in this month’s issue. Remember, you can also send through any contributions, stories or links that we can pass onto the wider community.
Check out all the articles below and enjoy this month’s issue.
Stories this issue:
- ForestTECH 2020 – it’s ON!
- An aerial view: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems for Forestry Operations
- Anafi USA drone flies 32x zoom 4K video
- Russia launches major drone testing project
- Drones monitoring experimental burns
- Planet partnership to provide daily satellite imagery
- AUAV and Uaviation announce merger
- New LiDAR technology set to change forest inventory
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