ForestTECH News Issue 47

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Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News.

It seems Covid-19 is not done with Australia yet, with a significant outbreak sending Victoria into a hard 7-day lockdown and border restrictions with neighbouring states. While this will be felt throughout the State, the local forestry industry has largely avoided the economic hit other sectors have received. There is also a global construction boom that is resulting in strong timber prices up and a potential shortage in supply. 

A quick reminder – planning for ForestTECH 2021 is now well and truly underway. We are currently finalising this year’s programme and, hopefully, will have it live on the website before the next issue. If you would like to be part of this programme, please make contact with us via the website within the next week. ForestTECH 2021 will be held in Rotorua, New Zealand on 23-24 November 2021 and be streaming live to our Australian and international communities.

In stories this month, a major highlight includes the future direction of  Australia’s drone industry. There is a wealth of insights from the recent RPAS in Australian Skies 2021 conference and the release of the Government’s National Emerging Aviation Technologies Policy.

Space is also a major topic this year. The NZ Government has entered an important partnership with the German Aerospace Centre and the newly launched Australian startup, Australia’s Quasar Satellite Technologies, is aiming to revolutionise space communication that will assist in data collection and in-forest communications.   

There’s plenty more covered below, so enjoy the read.

Stories this issue:

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