Australian government is investing in infrastructure and program to support the adoption, trial and development of farm management solutions. A national specialized Australian agency has been given the task to lead the adoption of location-based technology across a wide range of agricultural applications. The agency will provide a coordinated national Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) network and develop an Australian Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS). The two complementary projects will combine industry leading ground-tracking infrastructure to improve satellite positioning accuracy.
Establishing the necessary ground infrastructure will enable data from global constellations of satellites to be tracked, verified and optimized for precise positioning down to three centimetres across Australia in areas with mobile coverage. The project capitalizes on Australia’s geographical advantage as one of the few countries in the world with high visibility to six GNSS. Australia’s supportive ecosystem of agtech investors, researchers, entrepreneurs and farmers provides international investors and agtech firms with the ideal environment to research, test, commercialize and develop agricultural technology.