Professor Jorg Hacker from the College of Science and Engineering and nature journalist Dr Ann Jones, took to the skies for The Wildlife Revolution, a recent Catalyst special that investigates how technology can protect our wildlife.
Using a plane equipped with remote sensing technology known as LiDAR, Professor Hacker took Dr Jones on a flight to showcase how the technology is able to measure the bush below, monitoring local areas for their bushfire risk.
Innovative course recognised in state awards
The Diploma of Digital Technologies, a joint collaboration between Flinders University, BAE Systems Australia and TAFE SA, has been named as one of four finalists in the Industry Collaboration Award in the SA Training Awards presented by the South Australian Skills Commission. The awards recognise quality, excellence an innovation in the state’s vocational education and training (VET) sector.
The winners will be announced an event on Friday 27 August 2021, COVID-19 restrictions allowing.
Australia’s nuclear dilemma
A new book from Professor Ian Lowe from the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity will cover the history of the nuclear industry in Australia. Long Half-life – The Nuclear Industry in Australia is a timely and riveting account of the political, social and scientific complexities of the nuclear industry, revealing the power of vested interests, the subjectivities of scientists and the transformative force of community passion.