The SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre, in collaboration with the Andy Thomas Space Foundation, have named two Australian PhD students as the inaugural recipients of Dr Peter Woodgate Scholarships for Earth Observation.

Donna Fitzgerald, from the University of South Australia, and Oliver Hatswell, from Flinders University, will each receive scholarships valued at $35,000 per year for their research projects.

Fitzgerald’s project involves quantifying the dieback of eucalypt forests and vegetation health changes over time using comparative remote sensing techniques to monitor forest health.

Hatswell’s project involves the innovative mapping of archaeological landscapes in the Australian Arid Zone using satellite remote sensing. It will undertake an extensive trial of high-resolution remote sensing and machine learning methods to map key geomorphic features and inform understanding of archaeological potential, chronology, and depositional history.

Read more in Spatial Source article.