Issue 235: Satellites in research feature

wheat stubble at sunset

Crop yield models might not sound like traditional ag hardware but they've become a key tool in a modern farmer’s kit. They're as good as they are accurate, and new research is focusing on making them more responsive to climate change.

satellite image of river and irrigated area

There's a high-tech tool increasingly available to farmers from Australia to Africa - remote sensing data from satellites. And they don't even have to leave the paddock.

algal bloom patters

In a world first, a satellite-based algal bloom alert system has been developed for inland water bodies - a giant leap forward from individually testing each dam, river or lake across the countryside, and allowing for a much quicker response.

computer generated image of satellite

Australia will be able to guide the Earth observation satellite "NovaSAR" as it passes over our region - giving us a new level of control over the data we need to solve local problems.

flooded plain

Like it or not, climate change has introduced new levels of unpredictability into the business of producing and transporting goods to market.

trawler in sunset

An Australia-wide assessment provides the first detailed picture of how seabed biodiversity is exposed to — and protected from — trawl fishing. The new research will help future management of sensitive sea life on the ocean floor.