Event of the Year: What On Earth 2018 Colloquium on Earth Observations

2 February 2018

Earth observation technologies – such as satellite data – have dramatically improved our ability to understand the world, our environment and plan for the future. But what’s next for the Kiwi industries and organisations that use this technology?

On 6 & 7 March 2018 LINZ is getting together with other organisations that gather and use Earth observation data for the “What on Earth” Colloquium, which looks at the potential environmental and economic gains from the latest technology. 

“We’ll be focusing on how the latest advancements are being used in critical sectors like transport, agriculture, disaster recovery and emergency services. We will also look at how we can expand the role of the technology in tackling some our most complex issues such as climate change,” says LINZ Group Manager Positioning and Resilience, Graeme Blick.

“As New Zealand’s lead mapping agency, LINZ has a key role to play in these conversations.”

The event is co-organised by New Zealand Space Agency, Venture Southland, Maanaki Whenua – Landcare Research, the newly established Centre for Space Science Technology, Ministry for the Environment and LINZ. Key speakers include Land Information Minister Hon. Eugenie Sage, AIRBUS Defense and Space, DLR German Aerospace Center and Geoscience Australia.

If you’re interested in the future of Earth Observations join us: www.WhatonEarth.co.nz

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