The aim of the communication materials is to publicise the COALA Project among potential users. This Delive...
This Deliverable is an update of the first version of the Communication and Dissemination Plan.
This Deliverable describes the pilot experiments of COALA Project. Participatory evaluation of the COALA se...
The plenary meeting of COALA Project has been held on 23rd, 24th and 30 November 2020
Thanks to Copernicus data, Europe and Australia launch a new challenge to improve the management of water a...
Round Table meetings, July 7-8-13, 2020
Space technologies are being increasingly utilised in on-farm processes. But how do they really help the field of agriculture?
“The farmer of the future will have space technology fully integrated into their everyday production systems and decision making,” said Jennifer Medway, Agrifutures Senior Manager of Rural Futures. “For instance, dashboards will enable farmers to remotely manage manual processes, and interoperable data systems will radically shift the way on-farm decisions are made.”
Improvements to geolocation and satellite connectivity could improve productivity across agriculture, fisheries and forestry. These benefits come from satellite images, low bandwidth sensors, GPS tracking, and more accurate weather forecasting.
The government has directed the Australian Space Agency to triple the size of the Australian Space Sector. A review of the Australian Space Industry Capability said “The Australian space industry is embedded in most areas of the Australian economy. Australian capabilities overlap with space industry capability in many areas. Industries such as services (predominantly financial), construction, mining, transport, manufacturing and agriculture are likely to continue to benefit from and add to space industry capability… A significant proportion of these are at the forefront of integrating data received from satellite and space based infrastructure into ground based applications”
The SmartSat Cooporative Research Centre is investing $245 million research program exploring advanced telecommunications and intelligent satellite systems. These new technologies allow for the generation of better resolution and better frequency data.
Larger populations and more unpredictable weather make food security ever more critical. Remote sensing technologies help to plan variable irrigation and to apply nutrients to soil more precisely.
The first plants grown in space were in the 1960s and were primarily grown to understand how variable conditions would affect their growth. But they have found other benefits, including that plants help the astronauts feel happier. Experiments in the space station have led to developing ways to grow plants with less soil, water and room.