This article in The Advertiser features some work conducted by ArborCarbon and partners in a lighthouse regional project for a consortium of four Local Government agencies and the South Australian Government called Resilient South.
ArborCarbon was engaged to use satellite and high-resolution airborne multispectral and thermal infrared imagery for the purpose of identifying cool and heat islands throughout the urban areas and investigate the relationship with vegetation and tree canopy cover.
Resilient South, a very exciting award winning project is “an initiative of the cities of Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham and Onkaparinga [a region south of Adelaide], the Resilient South project is about what we can do in the Southern Region to make sure our businesses, communities, and environments can tackle the challenges of climate change.”
Changes in our climate, such as higher temperatures, declining rainfall, and rising sea levels require active management of risks. The Resilient South project will also seek to harness opportunities presented by these changes, so that the region continues to thrive and prosper.
The Resilient South project is supported by the South Australian and Australian Governments. The project has entered its implementation phase after producing a Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the whole region, with input from government, business and community organisations.”
ArborCarbon’s Dr Paul Barber was invited to speak about heat mapping and the work they conducted at a Resilient South Showcase event attended by the South Australian Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation and Climate Change, the Hon. Ian Hunter at Flinders University of South Australian in Adelaide on the Wednesday 15th June 2016.
South Australian Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Conservation, Water, the River Murray and Climate Change speaking at the Resilient South Showcase.
Dr Barber was also interviewed about the project by Ian Henschke on ABC Drive Adelaide after the event. Listen to the interview;
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