Welcome to the latest issue of Foresttech.News.
Hot off the press – the Victorian government has announced an AU$120 investment to plant 14,000 hectares of softwood plantations across Gippsland. The new plantation, which is a collaboration with HVP, will secure the state’s timber supply into the future and will be welcome news to the local communities.
Rolf Schmitz, from CollectiveCrunch, has this month an interesting article on sustainable forestry and the role digital data plays in understanding industry challenges. He points out that Circular economics needs to be more efficient, Carbon offsetting needs to be reliable and Biodiversity needs to be measurable.
Another resource has been made available to UAV pilots in New Zealand. Developed by Aeropath and NZDF, the primary function is to register and communicate low-level hazards and to notify other airspace users of your operation to enhance safety. Companies like Interpine are already using the service.
And finally, ForestTECH 2022 is running next month in BOTH Rotorua, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. This event attracts hundreds of you – GIS, mapping and forest inventory specialists, as well as tree crop, forest establishment and silvicultural managers. As well as the annual conference and exhibitions, four workshops are being run for delegates and details can be found on the event website. In addition, there are a number of ‘all expenses paid’ registrations available to young employees and recent graduates at the Rotorua event. See the article below for further details.
Check out these stories, videos and much more below. Enjoy this month’s issue.
Stories this issue:
- AU$120m investment for new plantation estate
- Four workshops set up for ForestTECH 2022
- Digital Data is the key to sustainable forestry
- Another unique opportunity for young foresters
- NZ UAV pilots, have you heard of this new tool?
- First AI-enabled carbon offsets for native NZ forests
- ArcGIS software-based forest monitoring system developed
- Swedish mechanised planting system planned for NZ
- FARO acquires mobile mapping pioneer GeoSLAM
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