Estimating rates of logging using landsat and gis technology

In November 2009, AWS was commissioned to remotely assess logging rates of an area under a selective logging regime. By extrapolating the rate of logging to an intact adjacent rainforest estimations of potential carbon savings which would accrue from altered forest management that prevents logging may be possible. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to analyse remotely sensed data (Landsat ETM), logging disturbance was detected. Data from six Landsat ETM images (1989-2009) and Forest Inventory Mapping (FIM) were used to calculate

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Science and Research for Northern Australia Development

AWS Director George Wilson and Graham Webb of Wildlife Management International Pty Ltd led a working group that prepared a paper on Science and Research for northern Australia. The paper was prepared as input to the Australia 21 Project on the Future Development of Northern Australia. The need for the paper came out of high level dialogue convened by Australia 21 in April 09, when 37 experts from industry, government, and academia, both from the North and the South and

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