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Agricultural Technology in Australia; In conversation with Anthony Rudd

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COALA prides itself on its connection with on-the-ground experts, and Anthony Rudd is a perfect example of this role. We spoke with Rudd about agricultural technology (AgTech) in Australia and how Aussie growers use this agricultural data. When Rudd speaks, you can tell he lives and breathes Australian agriculture. Rudd is the managing director of…

Communication and Legacy with Dr Bonnie Tecce

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Continuing our conversation with Dr Bonnie Teece, we discussed how she took her growing knowledge of science communication and applied it to the multifaceted COALA dissemination and communication strategy. We also discuss the concept and importance of legacy for the longevity of the COALA project. Once Teece began to master her skills as a science…

The art of science communication; in conversation with Dr Bonnie Tecce

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Communicating COALA’s products and achievements is an integral part of the COALA business model. We sat down for a conversation with Dr Bonnie Teece to discuss the art of science communication. Teece is responsible for ensuring the COALA work is communicated across all platforms, and as far as science communication goes, Teece is an expert….

The Future of AgTech with Graciela Metternicht

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It is important for the future of sustainability and the planet that we keep pushing the limits of Earth Observation technologies in support of landscape productivity. Continuing the conversation with Professor Graciela Metternicht, we discuss the potential of AgTech in supporting both farming and environmental sustainability. “The potential [of AgTech] is mind blowing, there are…

The Power of Communication

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In Conversation with Graciela Metternicht Professor Graciela Metternicht has just taken up a new role as Dean of Science at Western Sydney University, and is currently running several research teams, has students to supervise, and until recently managed the Communications and Enabling Environment activities of the COALA project. As busy as she is, you might…

In Conversation with Tim McClelland

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Windarra Farm is a six and a half thousand hectare property, home to Tim McClelland and his family. The property is bright with vast green fields, the bustle of working dogs, and at the right time of the year, poddy lambs. Tim is a fourth-generation farmer, his family has been responsible for Windarra Farm since…

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Australian farms hit by catastrophic floods

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Economic loss Australian farms are worth more money than ever before. The value of Australian agriculture in 2021-22 is expected to be $81 billion, says the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). But this good news may not be applicable for all farmers. Farmers in the northern part of New South…

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Earth Observation Road Map Part 2

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Our blog last week focused on the Australian Space Agency’s roadmap for Earth Observation (EO). We first discussed how Earth observation helps Australia’s economy (even in fields you wouldn’t expect). Then we talked about the priority areas that were identified by the Space Agency. This week we are summarising the five key areas that the…

The Australian Earth Observation from Space Roadmap

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What are the goals of the Australian Earth Observation from Space roadmap and how it can benefit from international collaborations like the COALA project? Late last year, the Australian Space Agency released its Earth Observation from Space roadmap for 2021-2030. This roadmap highlights that many sectors of the Australian economy and society, ranging from agriculture,…

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Satellite imagery records the volcanic eruption in Tonga

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Being in the right place at the right time matters, the saying goes.  And, while the satellites orbiting Earth are hundreds – or sometimes thousands – of kilometres above us, they were positioned perfectly to capture the recent volcanic eruption in Tonga of the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai. The different satellites capturing this eruption…

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