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4
Mar
2016

Enews - February 2016

Environmental news served monthly from leading industry consultant.… more

1
Mar
2016

Impacts of dust on plant health in semi-arid environments

A paper recently published in Austral Ecology looks at the impacts of dust on plant health, survivorship and plant communities in...… more

17
Feb
2016

Remote Sensing for Landform Stability Monitoring (Part 3) – Secondary Rehabilitation Earthworks to Post Rehabilitation

Remote sensing can be used at all stages of the landform construction and rehabilitation process to identify high risk areas for erosion...… more

10
Feb
2016

Cacti bugs to the rescue

Biological control of opuntioid cacti is becoming a reality in Western Australia with plans to import and release the cochineal bug at...… more

9
Feb
2016

Flora and vegetation surveys – new guidance from the EPA

A new guide has been published by the Environmental Protection Authority and the Department of Parks and Wildlife on Flora and Vegetation...… more

5
Feb
2016

Environmental Monitoring designs – do you have the statistical power?

To be effective, environmental monitoring programs must be able to detect a significant difference in environmental conditions whenever...… more

1
Feb
2016

Remote Sensing for Landform Stability Monitoring (Part 2) – Operations to Primary Earthworks Stages

One of the leading causes of failure for mine rehabilitation is erosion – and it can be very difficult and expensive to repair. So how...… more

22
Jan
2016

National Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration in Australia - have your say!

The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) recently released for public comment their draft National Standards for the...… more

19
Jan
2016

Remote Sensing for Landform Stability Monitoring (Part 1) - Do You Want to Save Millions in Rehabilitation Costs?

Remote sensing can be used at all stages of the landform construction and rehabilitation process to identify high risk areas for erosion...… more

11
Jan
2016

Environmental Assessment Guideline to deliver better environmental outcomes

The Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) Environmental Assessment Guideline 17 was released in August 2015 and provides clear...… more

23
Dec
2015

Mine Relinquishment - the Saskatchewan Model

In assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the three processes to address mine site relinquishment, Katina found that the ICP makes a...… more

10
Dec
2015

Do You Know How to Relinquish a Mine in Western Australia? Part 4

Relinquishment of mine sites and management of any ongoing monitoring and maintenance activities is an issue that has not yet been...… more

1
Dec
2015

Do You Know How to Relinquish a Mine in Western Australia? Part 3 - Standardised Completion Criteria

Closure completion criteria are often ambiguous, ill-defined and/or inconsistent across jurisdictions, resulting in uncertainty in...… more

26
Nov
2015

Successful Parthenium weed eradication

The declared pest Parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) has been successfully eradicated from a known site in Karratha.… more

24
Nov
2015

Astron's long & proud history captured using spatial data

In celebration of GIS Day 2015, Astron's Geospatial team decided to take a look at some of our own spatial data to see if there were any...… more

16
Nov
2015

Australia and the European Union enter historic arrangement on Earth observation

Australia's access to vital satellite data has been assured through the signing of a cooperation arrangement in Brussels.… more

12
Nov
2015

Do You Know How to Relinquish a Mine in Western Australia? Part 2

In Western Australia there is currently no documented process for relinquishment of mine sites and the situation is similar across...… more

26
Oct
2015

Remote Sensing Platforms - which will work for your project?

There are a variety of remote sensing platforms and data available which can be used for a variety of applications. Choosing the most...… more

26
Oct
2015

Astron first in WA to land high-tech European UAV

Astron took possession of Western Australia's first BRAMOR rTK Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) last week, which is the second UAS of its...… more

26
Oct
2015

Astron expands oil spill capabilities with partner BMT Oceanica

Astron has been providing oil spill contingency planning services to the offshore oil and gas sector since 2012, but recently expanded...… more

15
Oct
2015

Do you know how to relinquish a mine site in Western Australia? Part 1

There is only one site within WA that has been relinquished - Bottle Creek Gold Project in 2001 and the story isn't much different in the...… more

13
Oct
2015

Astron presents at Central Tafe Science Day

Astron Senior Scientist, Sam Mueller took part in Central Tafe's Biology, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) Day.… more

6
Oct
2015

Light reflection pinpoints Pilbara weed invasion

REMOTE weed detection is set for major advancement after Curtin University researchers successfully used satellite spectral imagery to...… more

29
Sep
2015

Mine Rehabilitation and Closure - can we learn anything from a World Heritage Site and the fastest zip line in the world?

After a recent visit to heritage sites in Wales, Katina De Sousa (Rehabilitation Principal Scientist) ponders whether we have anything to...… more

16
Sep
2015

Mine Rehabilitation and Closure - can we learn anything from a 2,000 year old Roman mine?

After visiting heritage sites in Wales, in a series of three articles Katina De Sousa discusses whether we have anything to learn from...… more

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