ForestLearning and She Maps partner for drones in schools resources
Global demand for wood fibre is forecast to triple over the next 30 years as Australia and the world commits to achieving net-zero emissions. This will require technology-driven solutions that will open up new opportunities for our renewable forest industries. (Chief Executive Officer Ross Hampton, Australian Forest Products Association).
Drones and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are already a part of sustainable forestry management, especially in real-time decision making, planning, as well as safety and time efficiency for forestry employees. How are they used? Which careers are involved in this technology in their day-to-day jobs.
Forest Learning and She Maps are creating a series of case studies and interviews that will allow students to explore and understand how Drones and GIS are supporting the forestry industry, what careers are involved and what it looks and feels like. Students will be immersed in using the technology via microdrones and accessible GIS data.
New resources, online interactive maps of Australian forests as captured and shared by real-world Aiustralian forestry orgnisations, and more will be released for schools in early 2022, including a new infographic showcasing the range of uses of drones within forestry.