Space monitoring is the next step in sourcing cutting-edge environmental data and Victoria’s La Trobe University has demonstrated itself as a leader in the technology. Local scientists collaborated with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) to create advanced control systems for the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS).
The Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability team enjoyed a sunny, wintry field trip up the Yarra River – ahead of the release of the State of the Yarra and its Parklands report in late 2018.
This year’s World Environment Day theme is beating plastic pollution. This 5 June, the environment will be celebrated in more than 100 countries and #BeatPlasticPollution is the tag that will be used worldwide. Plastic pollution is a global issue – but it must also be tackled with local action. Everyone has a role to play.