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Forestry AI helps track cyclone damage, with almost ‘whole country mapped out’

28 April 2023

Artificial intelligence technology is being used to help understand the damage caused by slash in the wake of Cyclone Gabrielle – and help the forestry sector battle climate change.

It’s part of the Crown Research Institute Scion’s Digital Forest Project, which project owner Claire Stewart said has been “pivoted” in the wake of the cyclone.

She said the aim was to create “a national scale digital inventory of our forests in New Zealand”. “We plan to have the whole country mapped out,” she said.

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Source: Stuff.co.nz

Editors Note: This adds to the articles we posted on ForestTECH News last month.

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