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  • PH2006: Marine Physics (Level 2; TSV)
  • PH3006: Oceanography and Meteorology (Level 3; TSV)
  • SC3010: Sensors and Sensing for Scientists (Level 3; TSV)
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Department of Agriculture and Water Resources - National Landcare Programme

Applying new image recognition techniques for automatic detection and spraying of Harrisia cactus

Indicative Funding
$50,000
Summary
harrisia cactus is a significant rangeland weed in Queensland and bnorthern NSW. It competes against native species, inhibits stock accdess and endangers wildlife. JCU have developed image recognition software to identify Harrisia cactus in pasture; which has been deployed on a prototype robotic platform for selective spot spraying. This proect will see the development of a new spraying unit incorporating JCU's developed technology with a vehicle provided by Warrakirri Cropping. The unit will then be used to treat 500 ha of infested pasture at Warrakirri's "Willaroo" property. Its performance will be compared to traditional methods and showcased to local landholders.
Investigators
Mostafa Rahimi Azghadi, Brendan Calvert, Ron White and James Whinney in collaboration with Bill Manning, Matt West and Alex Olsen (College of Science & Engineering, North West Local Land Services, Warrakirri Cropping and Autoweed Pty Ltd)
Keywords
weed control; Harrisia cactus (sp.); deep learning; Robotics

Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Science Program (NESP) - Tropical Water Quality Hub (TWQ Hub)

Risk assessing dredging activities

Indicative Funding
$89,374 over 3 years (administered by AIMS)
Summary
We will use novel analytical techniques/instrumentation to accurately quantify, for the first time, key proximal stressors associated with dredging/spoil disposal (ie sedimentation, light quantity/quality, suspended sediment concentrations) and will determine how these parameters vary with increasing distance from dredging. We will then test the response of corals, sponges, seagrass and algae to environmentally relevant/realistic conditions over appropriate time-frames. Matrices of hard data will be generated to derive water quality thresholds for key habitat forming organisms and for use as input parameters for pressure field modelling (including cumulative-impact modelling). This will dramatically improve risk assessment processes, provide greater surety for regulators and proponents, allow more informed decision-making and inform future dredging policy.
Investigators
Ross Jones and James Whinney in collaboration with Andrew Negri, Rebecca Fisher, Nicole Webster, Catherine Collier and Alan Duckworth (Australian Institute of Marine Science, College of Science & Engineering and TropWATER)
Keywords
Dredging; Sedimentation; spoil disposal; Coral; Seagrass; GBR
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  • Seasonal water transports in Ambon Bay of eastern Indonesia and their influences on marine pollution (PhD , Primary Advisor)
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