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Viticulturists one step closer to advanced computer vision

Vineyard owners can’t have their eyes everywhere, all the time. That’s why ground-based vision systems are becoming tricks of the trade. Vision systems like VitiCanopy that quickly and objectively assess canopy size have been around for a while. Now, researchers at the University of Adelaide are developing vision systems with greater image recognition capabilities than […]

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Launch of new research program – ‘Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future’

The ARC Special Research Initiative in Excellence in Antarctic Science Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future is a leading international research program which will deliver interdisciplinary research to forecast environmental change across the Antarctic region, to deploy effective environmental stewardship strategies in the face of this change, and to secure Antarctica as a natural reserve devoted to peace and […]

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PODCAST – Taxonomy – the benefits of naming nature with Professor Andy Austin

‘Taxonomy – the benefits of naming nature’, explores the importance of taxonomy and how it can lead to an increase in society valuing nature. It’s estimated that 70 per cent of Australian and New Zealand species remain undiscovered, unnamed and undocumented.  The Taxonomy Australia decadal plan seeks to use new and emerging technologies, develop key infrastructure, and […]

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Blue Carbon funding secures seagrass restoration in Gulf St Vincent

Twenty hectares of seagrass will be restored in the Gulf St Vincent off Port Gawler, north of Adelaide, as part of a project involving the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), the research division of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA). Seagrasses provide a range of important […]

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New canopy surveillance systems are set to ring in the age of precision viticulture

Artificial intelligence and computer vision have advanced in leaps and bounds in the past decade. Now, Australian wine growers are primed to add these technologies to their arsenal. Throughout the course of season, vineyard owners are faced with various decisions about how to manage their grapevine canopies, such as where and when to prune branches […]

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Grape Growers Adapting to Climate Shifts Early

A recently published article emphasises the importance of strong cooperative approaches to managing our water resources. Wine grape growers are among those who are responding fastest as their crop is extremely sensitive to weather and climatic shifts. Growers have had to learn quickly how to adapt to safeguard their industry including pruning for better canopy management, growing cover […]

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SURVEY: Exploring the Link between Nature Exposure and Wellbeing

We often hear about the benefits of spending time in nature. But what things prevent or help us spend time in nature? It is important to know the answer to these questions to provide better access to our natural environments, as well as understand the ways different people prefer to engage with the outdoors. Researchers […]

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Discovering drivers of habitat hotspots with community science

One of the overwhelming messages from this federal election is that Australians care deeply about protecting our environment. We see this not only in our polling booths, but increasingly, also in the way communities partner with us on science that protects our planet. Environment Institute researchers are leading the way with ‘community science’, an innovative […]

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY EVENT: Stories from 2030. Disruption – Acceleration – Transformation

The Visions 2100 Project was launched at the COP21 conference in Paris in 2015.  ‘Stories from 2030’ is the follow-up from ‘Visions 2100 – Stories from your Future’. When: Thursday, 9 June 2022, 7:00pm – 8:30pm Where: Unley Town Hall, Oxford Terrace, Unley SA 5061 Book now: Stories from 2030 In the first instalment, Stories from your Future, the […]

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Australian Navy commendation for University’s DNA experts

Experts from the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) have been commended by the Chief of the Navy Australia for their part in identifying the only crew member ever recovered from the sinking of HMAS Sydney. In a ceremony held on the University’s North Terrace campus, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO RAN […]

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