Remote sensing changing the way forests are managed
ForestTECH 2015 covers it all
WITHOUT DOUBT, remote sensing over the last two years has made the most profound impact on how foresters are planning and managing their forest estates. Around 300 technical foresters attended the ForestTECH 2014 event that ran in Australia and New Zealand late last year.
The technology series profiled; new developments in remote sensing and analytical tools for forestry companies, the operational use of airborne and terrestrial LiDAR and its integration into forest inventory and planning systems, developments in new satellite imagery and recent results from UAV trials collecting high-resolution spatial datasets for forestry companies.
This year, ForestTECH 2015 has been designed to cover how local forester’s best handle the increasing volumes of data being collected out in the field. A staggering 90% of the world’s data for example has been generated in just the last 18 months. New data collection technologies including satellite imagery, UAV platforms, airborne and terrestrial LiDAR, harvester information, infield sensors and improved field data collection and reporting are increasingly being introduced to forestry operations.
Advanced and faster processing systems are required to handle “big data” with the information now being made available, often in real time, to multiple users. Speedy development of digital gadgets like smartphones and tablets and improved connectivity has changed how forestry companies are collecting and managing data to improve their operations. Forestry apps and the development of mobile forestry applications continue to rise exponentially – from measurement of wood volumes out in the field through to scheduling and logistics of wood flows.
ForestTECH 2015 will provide you and your organisation with the technology and contacts needed to make the next big step in your business!