Spatial Vision’s Managing Director, Glenn Cockerton, provides an overview of trends and developments in industries including technology, geospatial, space, and surveying.
General Manager Operations Graeme Martin reflects on the lessons of lockdown in a year that has changed lives and transformed business.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Barwon Regional Partnership Councils engaged Spatial Vision to help build their capacity in the application of spatial technologies to better plan for and understand the consequences of anticipated climate change and associated extreme weather events for their communities.
For generations, Australians have witnessed and endured the harsh realities of our landscape. From unrelenting droughts to catastrophic bushfires, the country is no stranger to extreme weather.
However, with the frequency and severity of these extreme weather events predicted to increase in the near future, it’s important now more than ever to address key questions of how we can better prepare for them and how can we learn from these events to mitigate consequences into the future.
Our company’s SDG Ambitions, as we have called the plan, sets out actions that relate to both internal business processes and working with clients and our long term partners. As a service orientated business, the greatest impact we can have is by empowering our clients with information, strategies and tools to contribute to the achievement of these SDGs.
A key theme for most speakers was the need to prepare for change, particularly the role climate change will play in the fire regime changes such areas are likely to experience in the future. And yes, climate change is a key driver behind the recent west coast fires in the USA, not just poor forest management.
It’s hard to ignore the devastation the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to lives and livelihoods around the world.
With over 1.2 billion daily visits to the John Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard, the world is desperately seeking answers. Where are the cases concentrated? How many deaths?
Understandably, there are many concerns, yet underneath it all, one question remains:
When will it end? Or rather, how will we get out this?
Spatial Vision are honoured to have won the Environment & Sustainability category for the Embedding Climate Adaptation in Agriculture project along with the North East Catchment Management Authority and Natural Decisions. We were also delighted to have won the Export category award with our Geospatial Industry Strategy for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia General Commission for Surveying and FrontierSI.
Bushfires are synonymous with the history of Australia, pre and post European settlement. Clearly this bushfire season has been unprecedented in severity, duration and extent.
Queensland was first impacted by severe bushfires in August 2019. Prolonged drought and strong positive Indian Ocean Dipole-influenced weather conditions kicked the QLD season off earlier than usual.