Un­lock­ing the true value of data

Ro­torua 15-16 Novem­ber, Mel­bourne 21-22 Novem­ber

Australian Forests and Timber - - Foresttech 17 -

The qual­ity and quan­tity of data be­ing col­lected through an ar­ray of new sen­sors and plat­forms has con­tin­ued to sky­rocket, so-much-so that the main task now be­ing grap­pled with is how best to use the col­lected data and con­vert it into some­thing us­able for all stake­hold­ers.

New tools and tech­nolo­gies have been de­vel­oped, in-for­est tri­als by lead­ing tech­nol­ogy providers along with forestry com­pa­nies have been com­pleted and are be­ing built into day-to-day for­est plan­ning and op­er­a­tions. Nu­mer­ous re­search projects have also been com­pleted and are ready to be pre­sented to lo­cal com­pa­nies.

ForestTECH 2017 will pro­vide lo­cal forestry com­pa­nies with a timely and in­de­pen­dent over­view of new data col­lec­tion tools, sys­tems for bet­ter mea­sur­ing, manag­ing and analysing this in­for­ma­tion and forestry apps that have been de­vel­oped, are avail­able, and can add value, both op­er­a­tionally and fi­nan­cially, to lo­cal forestry com­pa­nies.

The fo­cus for this year’s se­ries will be on “un­lock­ing the true value of data” for for­est op­er­a­tions.

Key themes for this year’s event in­clude:

• Stor­age, pro­cess­ing man­age­ment of “big data”

• Analysing and us­ing har­vester data for in­ven­tory man­age­ment

• The prac­ti­cal ap­pli­ca­tion of au­to­ma­tion, ro­bot­ics and sen­sors by for­est man­agers

• In­te­grat­ing vir­tual and aug­mented re­al­ity into forestry op­er­a­tions and

• Re­sults and lessons from rec­on­cil­ing re­mote sens­ing data in the field

• New in­no­va­tions in mo­bile for­est apps and col­lec­tion tools

• Mo­bile com­mu­ni­ca­tions ad­vances more re­mote lo­ca­tions

• Work­flow so­lu­tions for data col­lected from air­borne and UAV sys­tems

• Chang­ing skill sets re­quired by to­day’s for­est re­source man­agers.

• New map­ping and GIS ap­pli­ca­tions in

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