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Published:20 February 2024
Introducing the Digital Earth Australia Knowledge Hub
The DEA Knowledge Hub brings together our User Guides, Data Product information, DEA Notebooks, and more into one central location.
Landsat supporting greater international water security
Looking to the past to protect the future: Landsat-based Earth observation products and tools informing water security initiatives around the world
Using the power of Landsat and Digital Earth tools to understand coastlines in Australia and Africa
How leading-edge Landsat based Earth observation products and tools are helping us to understand Africa’s and Australia’s coastlines.
DEA Landsat 9 Collection 3 Analysis Ready Data now available
Landsat 9 data has been validated, calibrated, and adjusted for Australian conditions for easy analysis across the entire continent.
DEA newsletter and communications archive
An archive of Digital Earth Australia's newsletter, updates, upgrades and announcements
DEA Tech Alerts: Outages, Errors & Updates
Digital Earth Australia's Tech Alerts: A log of recent info on outages, errors & updates
DEA Images & Animations
See and download Digital Earth Australia's satellite imagery and animations
Landsat Insights: Wetland History in Your Hand
Practitioners managing the wellbeing of wetlands have a new tool at their disposal. The Wetland Insight Tool (WIT), developed by Geoscience Australia, provides a visual summary of 35+ years of wetland dynamics.
Meet Norman Mueller: Earth observation scientist
Over the two decades he's worked in remote sensing, Norman has seen Earth observations go from on-request DVD mailouts to distributed, instant big data and time series analysis.
EOCSI initiative fosters South East Asian EO development
DEA Coastlines 2.0 now available
Now includes 2021 data, plus new coverage of the Great Barrier Reef, the Torres Strait and northwest WA offshore reefs and islands
Sentinel-2 Collection 3 migration reaches 'significant milestone'
Collection 3 uses the same raw data as the previous collection, but it's processed and packaged in a more accurate and accessible way
Digital Earth Australia program strategy and roadmap (2022-2025)
The Digital Earth Australia Roadmap sets out our vision, mission and strategic objectives for the years ahead
Mountain, Field, Reef: Mapping the Jaragun Wetlands Project
Cal/Val scientists deploy drones to construct a topographical map of a Great Barrier Reef-adjacent artificial wetlands while exchanging knowledge with the Wanjuri people.
Contribute to the EO and emergency services legacy
Earth observation (EO) organisations and emergency services have a long history of cooperation and knowledge sharing. You can contribute - – and share in $200,000.
Meet Belle Tissott - Land Cover creative
'I feel like I'm like a little kid': Belle tells the story of Australia’s changing landscape by turning decades of satellite and mapping data into eye-catching works of digital art.
Input data changes impacting DEA products
Our satellite data providers are making changes that may impact you.
DEA Landsat Collection Upgrade
We're upgrading our Landsat products to a new version that may impact some users
Geoscience Australia part of international effort to compare next generation of satellite data
Geoscience Australia has taken part in a global campaign to compare data from the Landsat 8 and 9 satellites during a rare underfly.
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
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
Meet Bex Dunn: wetlands explorer
This Earth observation scientist is diving deep into satellite data to better understand Australia’s wetlands
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
Helping Australian industry use satellite imagery
Digital Earth Australia has partnered with FrontierSI to deliver a strategy for improving the uptake of satellite imagery
Digital Earth Australia recognised for excellence
The DEA Open Data Cube receives Outstanding Digital Platform of the Year
Satellites for sustainable development
Mapping Australia’s progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Mapping new opportunities for farmers
Digital Earth Australia provides seed funding to help farmers get the most from satellite imagery
The “Z” of where land meets sea
The Digital Earth Australia team have created the first 3D model of Australia’s entire coastline
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
Welcome to the intertidal zone
Mapping 50,000 km of Australian coast with three decades of Landsat data
Uncovering habitat change in Australia’s north
Digital Earth Australia data is supporting studies into threatened and migratory species
Finding water to fight fire
Satellite data maps of Australian waterbodies are fuelling a more confident flightpath for Victoria’s CFA
Mangroves on the move
Thirty years of Landsat data maps the nationwide movement and migration of Australia’s mangrove forests
Putting better eyes on our wetlands
Satellite data is providing new perspectives on wetlands, say these leaders.
The colours of Keytah
The algorithm behind our DEA Fractional Cover turns complex satellite image capture sensitivities into simple colours for easy interpretation
Data for pasture productivity
Cibo Labs depends on DEA data to help graziers manage more than 20 million hectares productively and sustainably
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
Sentinels activated for NSW floods
The CEMS agreement between Australia and the European Union gives emergency services ‘radar vision’
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