Asian Green Growth Study Focuses on Resources and Resilience
A study released today from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and the United Nations Environment Programme points to the potential for Asia to lead the world in green growth. Read More
New Visual Navigation Systems Ditches Satellites for Cameras
Research into making Global Positioning Systems (GPS) more reliable and accurate has turned to camera technology and mathematical algorithms that its creator says will make navigation cheaper and simpler. The research is being done by Dr. Michael Milford at Queensland University of Technology. Read More
Rail Infrastructure Investment in Asia Good for Surveyors
As more Asians move toward cities, there is a growing need to plan, build, manage and operate more efficient transportation systems. Railways are high on the priority list for new projects. Read More
CHC Announces New North American Sales Manager
CHC Navigation announced the appointment of Lance H. Andre as North American sales manager. Based in Dubuque, Iowa. In his new position, he will be responsible for tuning the CHC GNSS portfolio for the American market and setting up a dealer channel in the United States and Canada. Read More
Blom ASA and Unicom – Contract Win in Saudi Arabia
Blom’s advanced capture technologies will produce accurate and high resolution data; the deliverables consist of LiDAR, aerial photo and BlomOBLIQUE. Blom’s data will form a unique geospatial base in DCOMs sophisticated database sharing service, providing an encompassing solution. Read More
Marine Ecosystems in the Mertz Glacier Region, Antarctica
In his account of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–14, Sir Douglas Mawson (1915) described his encounter with large icebergs, resembling ice walls, during the voyage south to Adélie Land in January 1912: ‘a south‒south‒east was blowing as we came abreast of the ‘ice island’, which, by the way, was discovered to have drifted several miles to the north, thus proving itself to be a free‒floating berg’. Read More
Vietnam – Water Quality Monitoring Systems Outdated
The water environment’s observation system is too outdated to manage the large river systems and the rapid pace of development in the country.Viet Nam has a dense system of rivers and streams, which makes up 2 per cent of the total river flow in the world. Read More
Qatar Rail Firm Woos Private Investors
Qatar Railways Company (QRail) is co-ordinating with the Qatar Development Bank and global consultancy firms to identify investment opportunities for the private sector in the country’s railway project. Read More
Satellite Meteorology Application Course at SQU in Oman
Twenty five participants from Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, Yemen, Iraq and Qatar are attending the 8th EUMETSAT Satellite Application Course (ESAC-VIII) being hosted by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Centre of Excellence in Oman. Read More
Giant City Game Helps New Zealand’s Future Planners
The future planners of the Western Bay of Plenty now have a helpful resource when planning for the development of the region with the launch of the new ‘Managing Growth – SmartGrowth’ kit. The new teaching resource aimed at providing high school students with tools to effectively manage growth in the Bay of Plenty was launched at a special breakfast this morning. Read More
Strater 3 is a powerful, user-friendly upgrade to Strater, a well log, borehole and cross section plotting software package for geoscientists. Strater 3 enables users to quickly create professional well logs, cross sections and location maps from interval, depth, and well data.
The effort, which is written up in the journal Carbon Balance and Management, will help more accurately register the amount of carbon stored in Madagascar’s forests, potentially giving the impoverished country access to carbon-based finance under REDD.
Particularly useful for this application is the Hermes 900, with its large payload bay, where the new hyperspectral sensor fits in a streamlined configuration, without any interference with other payloads.
The National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR, President Ahn, Yeon-soon) under the Ministry of Environment, announced on the 13th that the NIBR and the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI, President Kazuo Suzuki), Japan, signed a MOU on 8 at Ibaraki Tsukuba-shi FFPRI.
Many coastal Tohoku municipalities in Japan hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster and others affected by the Fukushima nuclear crisis are suffering from a severe shortage of civil engineers and other backup staff, according to a Yomiuri Shimbun survey.