Digital Earth Australia

Digital Earth Australia (DEA) is a platform that uses spatial data and images recorded by satellites orbiting our planet to detect physical changes across Australia in unprecedented detail. For instance, it identifies soil and coastal erosion, crop growth, water quality, and changes to cities and regions.


Using high performance computing power provided by the National Computational Infrastructure and commercial cloud computing platforms, DEA organises and prepares satellite data into stacks of consistent, time-stamped observations that can be quickly manipulated and analysed to provide information about a range of environmental factors such as water availability, crop health and ground cover.