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The COALA H2020 project: A WOMEESA seminar

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COALA H2020 has shown us many challenges of implementation under COVID and multi-sectoral, international collaborations. WOMEESA is a network of women working in Earth and Environmental Sciences in academia, industry and government.  WOMEESA works to promote Earth and Environmental Science research and activities through social networks and the media. COALA H2020 uses Earth Observation technologies…

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Five ways that space technologies help farmers

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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…

From big tape to big data: the Digital Farming Age

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Going from big tape to big data with satellites helped us enter the ‘Digital Farming Age’. And now the COALA project benefits from this heritage. The beginning of satellite images of Earth’s land surface The systematic acquisition of satellite images of land surface started in 1972 with the U.S. Landsat program. With this data-stream, it…

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A short history of satellites advancing humanity

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Learning about a short history of satellites enables us to see how far we’ve come in such a small time. 60 years ago we were racing to simply get to space. Now we have started exploring further than our solar system – like Voyager 2 which is currently in interstellar space. The first satellite Forty…

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Copernicus: an agricultural helper from space

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How does Copernicus, a program for satellites become an agricultural helper from space, and help us with agriculture here on Earth? In UNSW’s last blog ‘Copernicus: a Sentinel in space teaches us about land and the environment’ we talked about how satellites can help us learn more about processes on the ground, here we will…

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COALA beginning a fruitful relationship – BCG & AgriSat

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COALA is bringing together experts from across the globe to bring their expertise to Australian agriculture. AgriSat is a Spanish agronomic consulting company based on new technologies such as satellite images and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Located in Albacete, Spain, it is operating globally. BCG is a member-based not for profit agricultural research organisation led by farmers in the Wimmera and Mallee regions of Victoria, Australia.

View of northern NSW from Sentinel satelites for COALA blog

Copernicus: a Sentinel in space teaches us about land and the environment

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Copernicus is the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme, looking at our planet and its environment. Data from space satellites can help inform us about processes here on Earth. Have you ever heard the saying ‘It’s hard to see the forest for the trees?’? Sometimes a little distance is what we need. We can learn a…