16 Jul 2019

New Zealand at forefront of earth observation technology

From Afternoons, 1:25 pm on 16 July 2019

Earth observation might sound like software from the distant future, but it's a real thing and is allowing scientists to do everything from predicting avalanches to remotely monitoring pasture quality for farmers.

And a local company is at the forefront of this industry - it's called Xerra, and senior scientist Moritz Lehmann joins us to explain a bit more about how this all works.

Tekapo False Colour

Tekapo False Colour Photo: Supplied \ Xerra Earth Observation Institute