Combining Drone and GPS Data for Improved Wildlife Conservation

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Drones are dramatically changing how we identify and resolve conservation issues in even the most remote areas.  A great example of the value of drones for assisting conservation efforts is highlighted by a study of proboscis monkeys in the forests of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, as published by Stark and […]

What’s New in Eco-Tech?

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Earlier this month, Allan and colleagues published a paper in Ecosphere discussing the ground-breaking advancements happening in techno-ecology. Techno-ecology is the term used to describe technology that is being used to help study species and environments. In the midst of this century’s current technology boom, the field of ecology has and will continue to be […]

First Wednesday Connects

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We enjoyed the challenge of giving a 60 second pitch in front of hundreds of people at the Canberra Innovation Network‘s monthly First Wednesday Connect networking event held at the new  ACT Renewables Innovation Hub. It was a great night that included an opening by Shane Rattenbury MLA and the opportunity to meet lots of diverse and interesting people within […]

Wildlife Drones Meet X’s Project Wing

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We enjoyed meeting Alphabet’s inspiring X Project Wing team (formerly Google X), including members who were visiting from the US, to do some trials here in Canberra as they look to expand their drone delivery service area. They have been successfully undertaking drone deliveries in nearby Royalla and are now preparing for deliveries within suburban […]

Wildlife Drones gets their Wings

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Debbie obtained her CASA Remote Pilot License in 2016 and has enjoyed continuously expanding her skill base in terms of safe and reliable flying of UAVs or drones ever since.  However, she has now taken this to the next level by successfully achieving CASA accreditation as Chief Remote Pilot for Wildlife Drones’ Operators Certificate. Her […]

Ducks, Drones, and Data

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Can drones really be an accurate way to survey animal populations? Researchers at the University of Adelaide recently set out to prove this. In their #EpicDuckChallenge, the team set up a colony of plastic ducks along an Adelaide beach. They then compared the accuracy of counting the ducks from the ground to counting the colony […]

Women in Innovation

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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!