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Satellites that detect environmental change

17 August 2021
12.00pm – 1.00pm AEST
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Have you ever heard the saying It’s hard to see the forest for the trees? Sometimes a little distance is what we need. We can learn a lot about Earth by observing it from a distance. Surprisingly, we can even learn a lot about what’s happening just on the surface of Earth.

Join UNSW Sydney Professor of Environmental Geography Graciela Metternicht as she discusses how researchers use information from satellites to solve mysteries here on Earth. Satellite research is now crucial to the future of the Australian economy as it is set to add more than $17 billion to the Australian rural sector alone. The Australian Space Agency has been directed to triple the number of jobs in the space sector. These technologies drive innovation and are helping Australia ensure food security.

After the workshop, you will have access to our platform so you can use the latest tools that researchers are using.

The event will include a 20-minute fact-finding mission about our case study, Menindee Lakes, where almost a million fish have died in just over a year. After this fact-finding mission, there will be an opportunity to have a Q&A with Professor Metternicht.

We hope you can join us for this free, one hour, online workshop. Workshops are available on Tuesday 17 August and Wednesday 18 August.




This event is part of National Science Week 2021. Head here to see full UNSW program.