Managing Rangelands for Drought Resilience Workshop, 24 November

The TNQ Drought Hub is working with five other Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs on a collaborative project that showcases technologies and techniques that use mapping to improve rangeland management across Australia. Rangelands occupy more than 75% of the Australian continent and are dominated by grazing, indigenous enterprises and mining.

In collaboration with James Cook University, Southern Gulf NRM and MaxusAI, the hub has been trialing how accurate and efficient classification of land features from drone images, in this case Mitchell grass across the Southern Gulf region, can be used to help develop future grazing management plans that could be implemented to improve drought resilience.

At a recent workshop in Charters Towers hosted by hub Director, David Phelps, James Cook University Senior Research Officer, Dr Jack Koci and MaxusAI CEO & Founder, Glenn Neuber, the group presented to extension officers and discussed how AI can be used for land management and incorporated into future projects.