GRISS Tag

20 Sep Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS) – October 4th 2023

Planet (a public benefit corporation) is imaging the land surface of the Earth on a near-daily basis, with multispectral sensors at ~3.7m per pixel we operate the largest fleet of earth observation satellites in history with a constellation of 19 high-resolution SkySats, capable of 0.5m multispectral imaging. e change, terrestrial an aquatic  ecosystems, wildlife biology and agriculture.

Video recording available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv37CHZct2o&list=PLJymSfBIuEWKYLJbi6LzyiRXKtAQBbcH3&index=7&t=15s

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26 Jul Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS) – 31 August 2023

In Antarctica emperor penguins are the species most at risk from climate change. Up until a decade ago our understanding of the species was hindered by the logistical challenges of studying a species which lives in one of the harshest places on earth. But since then advances in our use of satellite imagery has enabled us to find, count and monitor the birds, transforming it from one of the least studied species in Antarctica to one of the best.

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20 Jun Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS) – 20 July 2023

Reliable supply of safe drinking water is vital for human health. Despite this, there is no consistent nationwide spatial dataset of water distribution zones (WDZ) for Aotearoa New Zealand (A-NZ). In this talk, we will outline the development of a nationwide geospatial dataset of WDZ using data compiled from the 67 district and city councils in A-NZ. We will also outline several early use cases for the WDZ dataset.

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20 Mar Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS) – 20 April 2023

The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), emit radio signals in the L-band to enable precise positioning on the Earth’s surface. GNSS has become ubiquitous in our everyday lives, underpinning location-based technologies from traffic routing to precision agriculture. These GNSS “signals of opportunity” have been used in novel space borne missions such as CyGNSS (Cyclone GNSS), which is primarily designed to observe the ocean surface under tropical cyclone systems. However, signals reflected from the land surface have been found to sensitive to soil moisture and surface water, providing a valuable additional source of data.

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14 Dec Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS) – 25 November 2022 – Recorded

In the past, there has been a disconnect and little collaboration between the people and organizations doing work on plant pathogens that cause myrtle rust and kauri dieback. This has stymied progress in the management of plant pathogens and diseases, and is still unclear where they occur or not. Here we introduce the principles and methodologies of the Mātauranga Māori Framework for surveillance (MMFS) for plant pathogens.

Video recording available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Czj2fB_1iU&list=PLJymSfBIuEWKYLJbi6LzyiRXKtAQBbcH3&index=4

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16 Sep Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS) – 30 Sept 2022

Te Kete Kōrero o Ōhinemutu is a Mātauranga Māori map-based tool co-created by the community of Ōhinemutu and the Geospatial Research Institute Toi Hangarau. Ōhinemutu is a village with deep connection to Ngāti Whakaue. Built on the shores of Lake Rotorua, it is famed for its geothermal features and Te Papa-i-Ouru marae. Te Kete Kōrero o Ōhinemutu has been built to hold and share historical narratives of Ōhinemutu as well as current community initiatives. The range of narratives includes traditional, historic, scientific and lived experiences.

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27 May Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS) – 1 June 2022

The Geospatial Research Institute is pleased to host Dr Barrett Ens.

Dr Barrett Ens is currently a member of the Data Visualisation and Immersive Analytics research group at Monash University. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Theory from the University of Calgary in 2005, and a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of Manitoba in 2007. He later joined the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Manitoba for his PhD project on ‘Spatial Analytic Interfaces’.

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09 Nov Geospatial Research Seminar Series (GRISS) – 26 November 2021

Speaker: Dr. Philipp Sueltrop, CTO Kea Aerospace

The Geospatial Research Institute is pleased to host Dr. Philipp Sueltrop.

Philipp is the Chief Technology Officer of the Christchurch-based company Kea Aerospace. Besides leading the technical development team of the unmanned solar-powered aircraft Kea Atmos, he considers himself as a technology explorer combining his passion for aerospace engineering that can provide the means for advantageous scientific, civil and commercial contributions.

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