By understanding how bushfire maps are created, and what their features represent, you can get better at spotting fake ones.
China has embraced the concept of Digital Earth – the use of data from satellites to create a visual map of what's happening at every point on the planet – and is now a key player in making it happen.
Free space optical communication will allow the same connectivity in space we already have on Earth. And this will provide benefits across a number of sectors.
The flood zone around Townsville extends for hundreds of kilometres, making monitoring difficult even from the air. But scientists are testing a new satellite method that can peer through the clouds.
Big data can be used to properly advise smallholder farmers in Africa and help guide pest monitoring efforts.
How do scientists predict volcanic eruptions? To do so with accuracy, they need to know the individual volcano and its history very well.
Allegations of water theft have thrown the Murray-Darling Basin Plan into crisis. The solution could involve users declaring their annual water use, subject to random audits - like a tax return.