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2018 Conference - Field Trips and Workshops

  • 3 Dec 2018
  • (UTC+11:00)
  • 7 Dec 2018
  • (UTC+11:00)


  • Spend the day exploring the stunning Bangor property on the south-east coast of Tasmania to learn about the management and reintroduction of Tasmanian devils on the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas. Learn about wildlife conservation from a local landowner. Take the coastal walk to Tasman Bay where crew from Abel Tasman's ships Heemskirk and Zeehaen became the first Europeans to land in Tasmania. The field trip will start and finish at the Conference venue. Packed lunch is included.
  • Are you about to start writing manuscripts and don't know where to start? Have you got a manuscript ready to go but want to make sure you're maximising your chance of publication. This writing workshop will help you navigate the publication process and help you progress your manuscripts for publication.
    BYO lunch. Tea and coffee provided
  • This workshop aims to introduce you to the novel tools and algorithms for environmental remote sensing applications and aerial surveys using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS aka, drones). Lead by the Terraluma team this workshop will focus on ways in which you can map the environment in detail, using specialised sensors (visible, multispectral and hyperspectral (VNIR), thermal, and LiDAR) to map and monitor different aspects of the environment at ultra-high resolutions on-demand. The workshop will demonstrate examples including precision agriculture and viticulture; mapping and monitoring vegetation in remote locations such as Antarctica; deriving 3D tree structure for forest inventories. You will get to see how data is collected, and then work through the post-processing stage in the lab. In addition, you will hear from experts who have utilised drone technology in areas of wildlife management such as the behavioural ecology of wedge-tailed eagles, and sea-ice and vegetation in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic.
  • Please join us for an evening behind the scenes of the orphaned and injured wildlife veterinary hospital. Hosted by Bonorong owner/manager Greg Irons and veterinarian Alex Kreiss and starring special guest Lisa “bat-girl” Cawthen. We’ll meet some of Tasmania's wildlife close-up and find out about Bonorong's conservation programs and wildlife rescue activities. The tour is followed by dinner with drinks and a Q&A with Bonorong staff. After dinner we’ll watch Tasmanian bats with Lisa Cawthen.
    Tour starts 6:00pm Sandy Bay/UTAS (6:15pm pick up Hobart). We’ll return to Hobart by 10:15pm, to Sandy Bay/UTAS by 10:30pm.

Registration is closed

Registration opens 1 June 2018

The 2018 AWMS conference has a number of field trips and workshops running on both Monday 3 December and Friday 7 December.  Some field trips have limited numbers so register early to avoid disappointment.  Full field trip and workshop details can be found in the Call for Abstracts.

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