Space based technology opportunities for the rural sector


This project will scan, review and consolidate information on spacebased technologies with the potential to benefit Australia’s farmers, fishers and foresters. The project will investigate three main components of spacebased technologies – remote sensing, connectivity and geolocation – in addressing challenges facing agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors. Within each component, the project will explore existing technologies and use cases, enduser uptake and the future technologies that can be developed or transferred from adjacent industries. The outcomes of this project will be applicable to a range of sectors in agriculture, fisheries and plantbased industries.


National Rural Issues

Research Organisation

Australian National University

Objective Summary

The project will deliver a report which provides an indepth analysis of spacebased technologies for the rural sector. The project will summarise the current state of adoption of spacebased technologies and identify impediments to adoption as well as opportunities for existing and future capabilities to assist in the Australian sector.

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Project Start Date

Friday, June 26, 2020

Project Completion Date

Monday, November 30, 2020

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

NRI-National Rural Issues