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Enhancing forestry supply chain through innovative integration of digital tools and techniques


Taskhiri, MS and Matuszak, M and Kang, B and Turner, P, Enhancing forestry supply chain through innovative integration of digital tools and techniques, Proceedings from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 4-6 December, Hobart, Australia, pp. 130-139. (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Internationally forestry and wood products supply chains are being transformed. This traditionally resource intensive low technology sector is moving rapidly towards precision-manufacturing, advanced technology use and innovation in ways that increase the value and sustainability of wood within the emerging bio-economy. This research-in-progress reports on a major Australian Research Council funded applied industry based program integrating different digital tools and techniques along the forestry supply chain to improve product traceability, characterisation and knowledge management to stimulate and support market innovation. The paper provides insight into contemporary forest supply chains and illustrates the breadth of research being undertaken in this program. A specific example involving the innovative use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and digital telemetry to advance the speed and accuracy of forestry resource assessments is described. Preliminary results comparing manual and automated techniques for inventory estimation appear positive. Planned next steps for this project and the program are presented.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:information system, UAV, forest inventory, photogrammetry
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Information Systems
Research Field:Interorganisational Information Systems and Web Services
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Computer Software and Services
Objective Field:Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)
Author:Taskhiri, MS (Dr Mohammad Sadegh Taskhiri)
Author:Matuszak, M (Mr Maciej Matuszak)
Author:Kang, B (Professor Byeong Kang)
Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:122842
Year Published:In Press
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2017-12-01
Last Modified:2017-12-07

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