News

2
Apr
2019

Congratulations Jasmine Muir

Astron is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr Jasmine Muir to the position of Geospatial Manager. Initially joining Astron as a...… more

17
Jan
2017

What is the Basis for Assessing Rehabilitation Success? Part 4

We discuss how the rapidly advancing technology of remote sensing may be able to help overcome some of the limitations associated with...… more

12
Dec
2016

Reflections on Unearthed Demo Day 2016

Over the past few years the Unearthed Demo Day events have come to represent one of the key touch points for innovation in the resource...… more

6
Dec
2016

RPM chosen as finalist for the AMEC Environment Award 2016

Astron is pleased to announce that RPM, a remote sensing web mapping application for monitoring minesite rehabilitation performance, has...… more

30
Nov
2016

Shark Footage Major Milestone for Shark Drone Technology

Astron alongside partner C4D Intel, is pleased to announce successful completion of their first prototype field trial for Sentinel VDS, a...… more

22
Nov
2016

What is the Basis for Assessing Rehabilitation Success? Part 3

Although comparison to analogue ecosystems has conventionally been the basis for setting completion criteria, it may not be the most...… more

25
Oct
2016

What is the Basis for Assessing Rehabilitation Success? Part 2

This article focuses on why it is critically important to have a thorough understanding of the reference or analogue ecosystem if...… more

11
Oct
2016

What is the Basis for Assessing Rehabilitation Success? Part 1

In this article we provide background information on setting appropriate completion criteria and the requirement for good data for this...… more

27
Sep
2016

Purpose and Structure of an Acid Sulfate Soil Management Plan Part 2

The format of an Acid Sulfate Soil Management Plan (ASSMP) is designed to ensure adequate detail has been provided to demonstrate that...… more

22
Sep
2016

Weed Control - is Calotropis procera Prohibited or Permitted in Western Australia?

Calotropis procera (rubber bush) is a pest species in Western Australia (WA), however, its legal status has been changed to Permitted...… more

13
Sep
2016

Purpose and Structure of an Acid Sulfate Soil Management Plan Part 1

A detailed site investigation for ASS will be required prior to the commencement of any development site works to identify the presence...… more

8
Aug
2016

Weed control - lessons from 15 years on the frontline

In this series of articles our Managing Director seeks to share what he's learned over the last 15 years whilst out there 'kicking the...… more

8
Aug
2016

Wet winter conditions extend weed control season in the Pilbara

A key point for successful weed control is the ability to react to an event and be flexible in the deployment of resources. … more

29
Jul
2016

Thermal Imagery of Urban Heatwave - Freely Available

Astron has processed Landsat-8 satellite thermal imagery from urban areas from Dunsborough to Two Rocks into a huge Land Surface...… more

24
Jun
2016

Assessment of Drinking Water - Part 2

Collection of drinking water samples should be done in a manner that limits the potential for unwanted contaminants during collection and...… more

15
Jun
2016

Assessment of Drinking Water - Part 1

Testing of drinking water is common practice in Western Australia as water can dissolve many minerals or chemicals and transport...… more

3
Jun
2016

Astron joins WALGA Preferred Supplier Panel

We're thrilled to announce that we're part of the WALGA Preferred Supplier Panel for Natural Area Management & Environmental Consultancy...… more

30
May
2016

Taking the stress out of fauna surveying

Traditionally, fauna surveying has involved laying out a variety of traps to record an inventory of ground dwelling species.The trend...… more

12
May
2016

How do you prepare for an oil spill?

At the recent Spillcon 2016 conference industry, government and non-government organisations came together to consider what’s involved...… more

9
May
2016

Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide

Recently published by CSIRO, the Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide is unique in that is combines plant identification information with a...… more

29
Apr
2016

The search for rare species – and the tools to help.

Searching for rare species can be a daunting task when starting from scratch, but can be made more efficient by processes such as the...… more

20
Apr
2016

Good Practice in the installation of Groundwater Monitoring Bores - Part 2

Groundwater Monitoring Bores provide the platform for accurate determination of groundwater quality, depth, site geological...… more

13
Apr
2016

Isn’t a Rock a Rock? Why is Materials Characterisation Important?

Materials characterisation information is required for the preparation of Mining Proposals and Mine Closure Plans. But why is materials...… more

11
Apr
2016

Sentinel drone to provide a first in intelligent shark detection

Environmental company Astron Environmental Services confirms this week that it’s developing a first in intelligent shark mitigation...… more

31
Mar
2016

Good Practice in the Installation of Groundwater Monitoring Bores - Part 1

An integral component in the investigation of groundwater at any given site is the proper and thorough installation of Groundwater...… more

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