Damage in Debbie’s Wake Assessed Through New Science

In a glimpse into the future of Australian crop mapping capability, scientists have released a map that conveys certain tree crops affected by cyclone Debbie to help with response and recovery efforts.

Supplied by the Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation, working with the Remote Sensing Research Centre at The University of Queensland, the map is a snapshot of work being delivered as part of a broader national avocado, mango and macadamia crop mapping project.

Supported by Horticulture Innovation Australia, through funds from the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Rural R&D for Profit programme and coordinated by the University of New England, the wider mapping project is due for completion in 2018.