Russell Teede & Simon Abbott

Session: New techniques for measuring carbon in 3D using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle imagery

Simon Abbott

Simon Started his career as technical assistant to Professor David Lindsay and Dr Chris Oldham investigating fertility of the WA merino sheep flock. Graduated from Muresk Institute of Agriculture and spent 10 years in the Esperance district contract land developing, share-farming and contract spraying. Joined Department of Agriculture and became involved in salinity hydrology studies. He prepared whole farm plans for every property in the Shire of Jerramungup.

After leaving the Department of Agriculture, he became involved in the use of airborne geophysical data for creating salinity management focussed farm plans. This work won a national Landcare award. Continuing his involvement in Natural Resource Management, As an itinerant GIS officer, he facilitated preparation of spatial data from various State Government agencies to be served out via the SLIP Platform.

After a year with Department of Fire and Emergency services where he was involved in active incident mapping, he joined Landgate and is now the manager of agricultural and natural resource management products at Landgate Satellite Remote Sensing Services.

Russell Teede

Russ Teede completed his Honours thesis at James Cook University in the field of Satellite Oceanography, where he developed a passion for visualising environmental issues using remote sensing and GIS. He has continued delivering innovative solutions using satellite and aerial imagery, for marine and terrestrial applications across a diverse range of challenges, such as marine habitat mapping and developing imagery enhancement algorithms.

He has worked at Landgate over the past 10 years in Imagery Research, Development and Innovation. A specialist in creating customised imagery solutions and developing new product applications, he has also acted as a technical advisor in imagery technology and application specification. More recently and with the emergence of drone technology, he has been involved in the design of imagery capture solutions for several projects creating high resolution 3D point clouds, DSM’s and orthomosaics for detailed environmental assessment and change detection, and is working to develop industry standards in drone imagery.