Tracking Parasites with Satellites-Remote Sensing for Epidemiology

Remote sensing—the phrase conjures up images of high-tech satellites scanning the earth’s surface and sending data back to either arctic scientists, forestry managers, or military intelligence personnel. For a time, the public may have regarded remote sensing technology as being rather exclusive and—well, remote! But with the increasing availability of satellite data for public use,…

Monitoring Forest Above-ground Biomass Using Remote Sensing Techniques

Forests’ Role in Greenhouse Effect – Sink or Source? Forest ecosystem is the largest carbon pool in the land ecosystem. Since we were kids, we were all told in biology class that vegetation can absorb carbon dioxide from atmosphere, stored as organics and release oxygen through photosynthesis. In fact, there are other processes that we are…

Flooding: an urban threat

You have just bought a house in one of the major cities in Australia at a cutting edge price and the real estate agent assured you that it was a bargain deal you could not pass. Now you are standing inside your flooded property wondering how it could have happened. As it turns out, your house…

Land Clearing – A View From Space.

Driving past a mass of tree stumps or seeing images of deforestation and its consequences for residing biodiversity can be an upsetting and unsettling sight. Land clearing is a major environmental issue faced globally and has many dire consequences; this is where remote sensing comes into play. Remote sensing images can be utilised to examine…

Mini Sensors and the rise of the UAV system in agriculture

The Australian agriculture industry is powerhouse of food and fibrous material production in the Oceanic region, and is in a fantastic position to begin taking advantage of new technologies. Developments across a range of industries have paved the way for smaller sensors at a lower cost and weight than ever before. It all starts with…

Eye in the sky: protecting our wetlands

Confronted with sea level rise, a warming climate, more extreme storm events, deforestation and intense population pressures. These seem to be the reoccurring motifs of the current state of our environment. However, we neglect to associate this with a degradation to one of our most valuable resources. Wetlands. Wetlands are immensely important ecological systems, which…

Remote sensing application in earthquake

Why applying remote sensing? As remote sensing sensor can obtain hundreds of spectrum, majority of the ground features can be detected. It is  sufficient to recognize different phenomena on topography. Modeling is compulsory to this domain as well. In some extent, remote sensing data can provide significant factors to this modeling procedure. Not only predictive model…

Urban Expansion and Ecological Environment Monitoring

Urban is a spatial regional system. Each component in the urban space forms a mutual connection and restriction of organisms. British scholar K.J.Button considered that city is a network system that located within a limited space where a variety of economic market, house, labor, land and transportation intertwined together. At the same time, the urban…

Floods hard to handle? We have flood mapping!

Why we concern floods? Flood has become one of the most serious nature disasters in the recent years. With the fact of global warming, more rainfall may become a real problem in these years, which may cost more future flood damage. The trend of floods occurring in the recent years keeps increasing in this case….

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