DEFRA uses satellite technology to monitor disease in key species throughout England

DEFRA (the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs) has begun a nationwide project with geospatial data analytics company, Rezatec, to map the key species of ash and oak and monitor for diseases such as ash dieback. The project covering … Continue Reading

Why Canadian forestry companies are one card short of a royal flush

It’s been a tough year for the Canadian forestry industry. A combination of factors has seen both the price and demand for lumber drop, leading to the closure of several mills and a significant drop in output. This can be … Continue Reading

Satellites vs. Lidar for Forestry Management?

Traditionally, monitoring and managing large forests has been a very costly and labour-intensive activity; involving ground teams to walk and observe a representative sample of forest. In recent years however, two new forms of forest analysis have emerged: Lidar and … Continue Reading

Monitoring Wildfires and Assessing Damage from Space

Rezatec’s geospatial data analytics service is helping foresters to salvage timber after devastating wildfires. Not a day goes by without a wildfire burning in some part of the world. Fires are spreading across larger areas and burning more severely than … Continue Reading

Identifying Spruce Beetle infestations earlier using satellite data

Spruce Beetles have become an increasing threat to the forestry industry over recent decades. Outbreaks used to be episodic but are now at epidemic levels in many parts of the world. Once an infestation is identified, it is a race … Continue Reading

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Rezatec extends its global reach into Canada with its geospatial data analytics for the forestry sector

Rezatec, the leading provider of geospatial data analytics to the Forestry sector, today announced that it is to provide its forestry attribute data products to the BC Oil and Gas Research and Innovation Society (BC OGRIS), the not-for-profit society enabling … Continue Reading

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ForestTECH, Vancouver, Canada

ForestTECH is one of New Zealand and Australia’s most popular forestry conferences and has finally arrived in Canada! Event Name: ForestTECH Location: Vancouver, Canada Date: 7th March 2018 Website: https://foresttechx.events/ Join us in March for ForestTECH, Vancouver to hear about … Continue Reading

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Understanding large-scale plant health. Rezatec analyses satellite data to map tree species and disease in large forested areas.

By developing pioneering data analysis techniques and machine learning algorithms, Rezatec is now able to produce powerful analytical insights for owners and managers of the world’s forests. Rezatec analyses earth observation data and imagery to provide scalable, accurate and regularly … Continue Reading

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Rezatec wins SSGP funding to further develop geospatial analytics to evaluate plant health in UK

Rezatec, leading geospatial data analysts, has recently been awarded Phase II funding for the development of geo-spatial big data analytics products that can identify and monitor plant health on a large scale. The funding from the Space for Smarter Government Programme (via the UK Space Agency), is the result of a competitive application process through Innovate UK’s Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), following an initial feasibility project (Phase I) to ensure the commercial value of the products and services under development by Rezatec. … Continue Reading

Rezatec’s plant health SSGP project with Forest Health featured on Defra Digital blog

Rezatec’s project in collaboration with Forest Research under the UK Space Agency’s Space for Smarter Government Programme (SSGP) featured on the Defra Digital blog: Satellite data in Defra: collaboration, innovation and leading the way. The project aimed to respond to difficulties associated with obtaining accurate tree distribution by species, especially broadleaf species, and to address the lack of contemporary data of tree species distribution and abundance needed to predict the progression of forest pathogens. … Continue Reading