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Satellite imagery at work in our community 

Aboriginal line artwork of a crow

Songlines to soar for science and country

A unique collaboration between Geoscience Australia and a Ngambri-Wiradjuri firefighter is launching two Aboriginal totems into the sky

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Woman in orange top squats next to man with laptop in Australian bush landscape

New report: Extracting the Benefits of Earth Observation

Satellite data is an untapped resource in Australia’s mining and METS sector, finds this report from FrontierSI

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Smiling woman in floral dress stands in front of display that shows her picture titled Earth observation

Meet Bex Dunn: wetlands explorer

This Earth observation scientist is diving deep into satellite data to better understand Australia’s wetlands

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Abstract image showing Australian landscape as captured by satellite

New DEA roadmap

The Digital Earth Australia Program Roadmap details our in-flight and future projects

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Abstract image showing watery red and blue landscape as captured by satellite

An artist’s surreal view of Australia — created from satellite data

Digital Earth Australia is proud to work with artist Grayson Cooke, whose interpretation of Landsat satellite imagery is opening up new perspectives on our planet

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Aerial perspective of lined green crops segregated by dirt roads

Helping Australian industry use satellite imagery

Digital Earth Australia has partnered with FrontierSI to deliver a strategy for improving the uptake of satellite imagery

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Nine people in dinner dress stand for photo in front of government digital awards sign

Digital Earth Australia recognised for excellence

The DEA Open Data Cube receives Outstanding Digital Platform of the Year

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Close-up image of black gloved hands planting green sapling in leaf-covered earth

Satellites for sustainable development

Mapping Australia’s progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

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Abstract satellite image of Australian crops in many colours

Mapping new opportunities for farmers

Digital Earth Australia provides seed funding to help farmers get the most from satellite imagery

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Coastal bay at night with lights from town reflecting on water

The “Z” of where land meets sea

The Digital Earth Australia team have created the first 3D model of Australia’s entire coastline

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Shallow reef aerial image

We’re helping to map the Great Barrier Reef

DEA satellite data helps reveal the Great Barrier Reef’s sea floor in never-before-seen detail

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Fiddler crab on muddy ground with orange pincer raised

Welcome to the intertidal zone

Mapping 50,000 km of Australian coast with three decades of Landsat data

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Man in floppy hat and t-shirt uses yellow rule tool to measure depth on tidal mudflat

Uncovering habitat change in Australia’s north

Digital Earth Australia data is supporting studies into threatened and migratory species

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helicopter releasing water over eucalypt forest bushfire

Finding water to fight fire

Satellite data maps of Australian waterbodies are fuelling a more confident flightpath for Victoria’s CFA

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Aerial view of deep green mangrove forest and curving creek

Mangroves on the move

Thirty years of Landsat data maps the nationwide movement and migration of Australia’s mangrove forests

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Red-headed waterbird looks at white flowers in lily-filled waterbody

Putting better eyes on our wetlands

Satellite data is providing new perspectives on wetlands, say these leaders.

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Aerial photo of green harvester creates pink tracks through cotton field

The colours of Keytah

The algorithm behind our DEA Fractional Cover turns complex satellite image capture sensitivities into simple colours for easy interpretation

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aerial view of more than 50 brown cows walking together on dirt road

Data for pasture productivity

Cibo Labs depends on DEA data to help graziers manage more than 20 million hectares productively and sustainably

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charred eucalypt trees on an overcast day

Landsat at service during Black Summer

The partnership between Geoscience Australia and the USGS Landsat program meant satellite imagery was on-hand to assist responders during Australia’s 2019–20 bushfires

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flooded town landscape with submerged roundabout

Sentinels activated for NSW floods

The CEMS agreement between Australia and the European Union gives emergency services ‘radar vision’

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satellite image of lake system with emphasised blue lakes against yellow land

Protecting a precious resource for future generations

Digital Earth Australia datasets have helped raise New South Wales’ capacity for water governance by 500 per cent

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