3 Tips for Tracking Animals with Drones

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Environmental Drones, Innovation, Radio-tracking drones

Drones have enabled us to gain so many unique insights into the lives and habitats of various species, and now there is even greater scope to combine different sensors, such as thermal and multispectral cameras together with radio-tracking receivers for unprecedented fine scale data collection on individuals and their habitats. Radio-tracking animals with drones involves the use of the latest innovative technology, including a unique combination of hardware and software. Unlike most other drone applications using visual sensors to observe and study a range of wildlife species, our system enables drones to listen for radio tag signals.  That is, Wildlife […]

Festival of Ambitious Ideas

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Innovation, Women

We thoroughly enjoyed the ABC Radio interview this morning with Adam Shirley, Anna Pino and Siobhain Mullins talking about the wonderfully diverse group of women presenting at the Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre’s Festival of Ambitious Ideas. Lighthouse has been a great beacon of support (pun intended) for people from all walks of life looking to develop their business. The theme for this event was Female Innovators – celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of local Canbera women and how they built their businesses. More and more women are joining the world of start-ups and it’s great to see their ideas come to life […]

Wildlife Drones tracking small, endangered migratory birds

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Environmental Drones, Innovation, Radio-tracking drones

We’re excited to be joining forces with the Riverina Local Land Services again to shed new light on the movements of small, migratory Swift Parrots within their winter range.  The Swift Parrot is one of Australia’s priority bird species for conservation action and is listed as critically endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999. A recovery program for this species has been running for many years providing important insights into the species’ breeding biology and winter habitat requirements, however almost nothing is known about the species’ dynamic movements. Part of the problem is Australia’s highly […]

Women in Innovation

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Innovation, Women

We’re excited to be part of the awesome innovation ecosystem here in Canberra, and to be starting the new year at Entry29 co-working space where many other inspiring start-ups have been successfully grown.  This includes a whole raft of incredible ‘Women in Innovation‘ brought together through the Canberra Innovation Network.  Bring on 2018!