IGARSS 2013: Building a Sustainable Earth through Remote Sensing

World-renowned scientists and engineers are set to meet at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia, from 21 to 26 July for this year’s IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. IGARSS 2013 is the platform for discussing the latest developments in satellite imaging technologies, recent research breakthroughs, challenges and the future direction of geosciences and remote sensing. This year’s event will look at ‘Building a Sustainable Earth through Remote Sensing’. Some of the key topics for discussion will include forest degradation, response of the Great Barrier Reef to climate change, disasters and hazard management, pollution and contamination, earthquake mitigation... (read more)
2013-02-12 09:55:36

Building Geometry Model Software for Better Risk Analysis

Geoscience Australia has released new open source software, produced as part of a recently completed international capacity-building project in the Philippines, which can rapidly and remotely assess the geometric properties of buildings. The Building Geometry Model software was developed to help obtain vital information about the size and shape of buildings for the Greater Metro Manila Area in the Philippines. This capacity building programme involved staff from Geoscience Australia who worked with local counterparts from the Government of Philippines to develop assessments of how floods, severe winds from tropical cyclones and earthquakes will impact on Manila. The Greater Metro Manila... (read more)
2014-02-24 01:51:24

First High-resolution Map of the Great Barrier Reef Released

One and a half million square kilometres of bathymetric seafloor data have been released to the public by Geoscience Australia under partnership with James Cook University and the Australian Hydrographic Service of the Great Barrier Reef. The project carried out high-resolution bathymetric scans, which were combined with existing datasets held by the government to create the most comprehensive, detailed models produced to date. The release comes as the federal government announced an AU$60 million investment in protective measures for the Great Barrier Reef, which include measures to shield the Reef from polluted water, and investment in Australian Institute of Marine... (read more)
2018-02-06 11:22:34

Gravity Data from Woomera Geophysical Survey Made Public

New gravity data obtained in the Woomera Prohibited Area in South Australia has been released. The gravity data was collected by Geoscience Australia on behalf of the Geological Survey of South Australia through the State government’s PACE 2020: Plan for Accelerating Exploration (2010–2014) initiative. The survey was carried out over the northern part of the Gawler Craton adjacent to a number of known highly mineralised areas, including the giant copper-uranium-gold deposit at Olympic Dam, the Challenger gold mine, the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine and Peculiar Knob high grade iron ore mine. The Chief of Geoscience Australia’s Minerals and Natural Hazards... (read more)
2013-12-05 09:57:41

IGARSS Wraps Up

The International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) conference has come to an end after a week of exchanging ideas, identifying research trends and discussing the latest developments in observation techniques in Munich, Germany. Jointly organised by the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, the DLR German Aerospace Center and ESA, IGARSS attracted more than 2,600 participants from 67 countries and featured over 2,500 scientific presentations. Special sessions were held on a variety of topics, including remote sensing techniques, technologies and applications, as well as integrated Earth observation systems and modelling.  The legacy of ESA’s Envisat satellite came into focus,... (read more)
2012-07-30 10:45:36

Australian Construction Industry Trials New Global Positioning Technology

Construction is the latest of ten industry sectors to see significant improvements through increased safety and also greater productivity from a trial of advanced satellite-based positioning. On behalf of Geoscience Australia, the University of New South Wales and Position Partners recently completed the trial of a satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) on construction sites in New South Wales and Victoria. Professor Chris Rizos from the University of NSW said the trial of positioning technologies that provide an accuracy of 10cm has received encouraging feedback from the five companies involved. "This was the first time the new-generation positioning technology has been used... (read more)
2018-12-13 11:24:30

Konstantinos Karantzalos

Konstantinos Karantzalos received the engineering diploma degree from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece, and a PhD in 2007 from NTUA in collaboration with CERTIS, Ecole Nationale de Ponts et Chaussees, Paris, France. In 2007, he joined the Center for Visual Computing of the Department of Applied Mathematics, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Châtenay-Malabry, France. He is currently an associate professor of remote sensing at the NTUA, joining the Remote Sensing Laboratory. His teaching and research interests include geoscience and remote sensing, big data, hyperspectral image analysis, computer vision and pattern recognition, environmental monitoring and precision agriculture. Several... (read more)
2020-09-18 01:14:13

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Image Processing Workshop

Global Scan Technologies, United Arab Emirates, is organising a workshop on Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Image Processing. The workshop will be held on Monday 6 May 2013 at the Al Murooj Rotana Hotel in Dubai. The intended audience for the workshop is scientists, managers, directors, engineers and educators from the diverse disciplines that make up the geoscience and remote sensing community. The technical programme encompasses hyperspectral remote sensing and its processing techniques for advanced and improved understanding, classification, modelling, monitoring, and mapping of complex terrestrial agriculture, environmental and geological features. The workshop will provide an excellent learning opportunity, as well... (read more)
2013-04-15 09:40:30

Australian Gravity Datasets Are Treasure Map for Mineral and Energy Exploration

Australia now has a full suite of new gravity grids at the national scale, being the first publicly released since 2011. The new gravity data adds to the arsenal of products available from Geoscience Australia for exploration purposes. In producing the new national gravity grids a gap analysis was conducted which highlighted areas with low coverage and low quality data.  Identifying these regions helped target priority areas for data acquisition under the Exploring for the Future programme. In the last seven years, over 400,000 gravity observations obtained by Commonwealth, State and Territory governments have been added to Geoscience  Australia's database.... (read more)
2016-08-25 03:56:04

New Zealand Modernises Infrastructure Network

The Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) have jointly purchased 40 Trimble NetR9 GNSS reference station receivers as part of a project to upgrade the LINZ PositioNZ GPS network to multi-constellation GNSS and real-time data distribution capability. LINZ is the government department responsible for the geodetic infrastructure and land title system in the country. The LINZ network of reference stations provides accurate control points for monitoring and developing the geospatial infrastructure of the country, conducting geoscience research as part of the GeoNet project, and performing commercial survey work throughout New Zealand. Users can... (read more)
2010-10-19 10:21:51
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