GAIA Blog

  • Open vineyard Data model workshop
    #Collabriculture Workshop 1: Open Mapping & The Wine Industry At GAIA we’re excited to be contributing to a terrific series of workshops for harmonising tech in vineyards.   The first in the series of six is now taking registrations. Details below, please join us! As a part of the Open Vineyard Data Model project, please join … Read more
  • How do we ensure global wine trade and information harmonisation?
    Author: Andy Clarke, CEO GAIA Innovations How do we ensure harmony in information and trade of wine and grape products throughout the highly diverse and competitive global sector?  That is a challenge that sits with the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). The OIV is an intergovernmental organisation which comes together to ensure commonality … Read more
  • Can GAIA provide a rapid assessment of bushfire damage?
    Authors: Sebastien Wong, Frank Ouyang and Cassandra Collins The 2019 Adelaide Hills bushfires caused varying degrees of damage to vineyards in the Adelaide Hills wine region, South Australia (Fig 1). After the fire, grape growers, wineries and the government faced challenges in rapidly quantifying the extent of the fire damage and the potential impacts on future … Read more
  • Does remote sensing make sense for remote farm management?
    Author: Sebastien Wong In this changing world, where social distancing is the norm and borders are closed, businesses are rapidly learning to adapt to remote working practices. This includes farmers and agricultural businesses, where physical work and travel to farm sites is the norm. For large businesses where employees are distributed across the country, access to … Read more
  • Assessing the progression of every Australian vineyard for trunk disease?
    Authors: Sebastien Wong and Frank Ouyang  Dead Arm  Dead Arm is the colloquial name for an insidious fungal infection, Eutypa lata, that is slowly crippling cool climate viticulture. The prevalence of Dead Arm in a vineyard is characterized by sections of diseased cordon with no foliage or bare wire (Figure 2 and Figure 3). The problem of … Read more
  • Consilium Technology Announces Subsidiary ‘GAIA’
    Consilium Technology is delighted to announce the launch of its subsidiary, GAIA, with Andy Clarke appointed as CEO, effective 3 February 2020. GAIA is building the digital AI infrastructure for the global agricultural economy. In a world first, GAIA achieved a continent-scale scan of Australia to locate every vine row in every vineyard. The decision to form … Read more