The late Dr Peter Woodgate was instrumental in establishing the SmartSat CRC before becoming the inaugural SmartSat Chair, serving from August 2019 until his sudden and unexpected passing in December 2022. Dr Woodgate was heavily involved with the space and geospatial industries for over 30 years, acting as a mentor to many leaders in Earth Observation (EO) and space technologies.
To honour Peter’s significant contribution, passion, vision and tireless commitment to the advancement of these industries in Australia and around the world, SmartSat CRC and The Andy Thomas Space Foundation have established the Dr Peter Woodgate Scholarships for Earth Observation. In 2023, two students received scholarships valued at $35,000 per year to undertake their research in Earth Observation:
- Donna Fitzgerald, University of South Australia
Quantifying dieback of Eucalypt forests using remote sensing
- Oliver Hatswell, Flinders University
Innovative mapping of archaeological landscapes using satellite remote sensing
Applications closed for the Dr Peter Woodgate Scholarships for Earth Observation are closed for 2023. Please check this page or subscribe to our newsletter for future updates.