Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News.
A lot can change in a month. At the time of our last issue, New Zealand celebrated being 100 days COVID-19 free and, on the other side of the Tasman, Melbourne reported their highest ever daily total in their second wave. While New Zealand seems to have contained the worst of their second wave and Melbourne’s rates have dropped significantly, it still reinforces the delicate balancing our economies face in this COVID-19 normal world.
As mentioned last month, COVID-19 also forced a major change to ForestTECH 2020. This event runs on 18-19 November 2020 and, because of the uncertainly around travel across Australia, will be run as both an in-person event in Rotorua, New Zealand and as a live virtual online event. By also streaming the event live to those unable to travel into Rotorua, we are expecting a huge turnout in November. We’ve included in this month’s issue details on the addition of mechanised silviculture into the programme this year and three additional workshops that have been set up for ForestTECH 2020.
In this month’s ForestTECH News issue, we have stories on the future of unmanned aerial systems, the upcoming commercialisation of a Canadian immersive visual analytics platform for forest management and the launch of an Argentinian satellite for monitoring native forest harvest and carbon stocks.
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:
- UAS Mapping – Where Is It Heading?
- Mechanised tree planting technologies profiled
- Funding for VR Forestry planning tool
- Linda Sewell steps down from OFO
- Argentina to launch new forest monitoring satellite
- Monitoring National forest change in cloudy environments
- Dawn Aerospace unveils their new spaceplane
- Three additional workshops for ForestTECH 2020
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