Three practical workshops set up for ForestTECH 2020

Friday 2 Oct 2020

 
Registrations to this year’s ForestTECH 2020 event running in Rotorua on 18-19 November this year continue to pour in. As previously reported, ForestTECH 2020 is being run this year as both a physical conference along with exhibitions in Rotorua, New Zealand as well as a live streaming programme to a wide cross section of Australian and international delegates.

In addition to the changed format for delivery, for the first time, the well-established two-day event has been broken into two themes, the first being advances being made in remote sensing, data capture and forest inventory which has been the focus since the annual technology event’s inception back in 2007.

The second theme will be focussing on mechanised planting and automated silviculture. European technologies are already well advanced and are being trialled on flatter terrain by some of the larger forestry companies in New Zealand and Australia. Full details of the programme for both days can be viewed here.

As an extra to those who will be attending the Rotorua event in person, three workshops or meetings have been set to capitalise on those travelling into Rotorua.

1. The first is a two-hour focussed workshop being run by Eagle Technology at the conference venue on the morning of Tuesday 17 November. It will provide an updated overview of the ArcGIS platform (10.8.1) and a focus on GIS insights and location intelligence powered by drone flight data with ArcGIS. Limits on numbers of delegates have been set.

2. The second is a half-day Remote Sensing Cluster Group meeting that’s being run on the afternoon of Tuesday 17 November. The meeting will combine recent research focussing on tree detection and forest health with a presentation around developing a sector-wide strategy to bring the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) to small and large forest growers. The second part of the meeting will be presenting a series of talks to launch a new working group focussed on tech transfer of UAV related research to industry. Further information can be obtained by emailing: michael.watt@scionresearch.com. Please also find attached an outline of the planned programme.

3. A half-day demo and workshop on the Hovermap LiDAR simultaneous location and mapping (SLAM) technology which is being used for collecting very detailed stem data under canopy, is also being run by Interpine and Emesent following the conference and exhibitions on the morning of Friday 20 November. Numbers will need to be limited for this practical workshop.

Information on the three workshops running in and around the ForestTECH 2020 event in Rotorua can be read here

Full details on the planned two-day ForestTECH 2020 event can also be seen here.

Photo: Interpine



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