Continent in crisis

Australia, 1990

Film
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The Australian environment is in severe ecological crisis with soil degradation, salinity and deforestation all taking their toll on the land. But it is not all doom and gloom. Through satellite technology using remote sensing and computer analysis, scientists are able to plot the landscape on a daily, even hourly, basis and chart such occurrences as bushfires, floods, vegetation regrowth etc. This allows for future planning both environmentally and economically. “Continent in crisis” is a celebration of Australia’s natural beauty from the red centre, to the rainforests to the Great Barrier Reef and of the world-ranking environmental research being undertaken by CSIRO and others.

Credits

director
producer

Malcolm Paterson

production company

CSIRO

Duration

00:46:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303757

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Salinity - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Ecological research - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Ecology - Australia

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Salinity - Australia

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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