GOLDEN Hope Plantations Bhd has struck a partnership with the Malaysian Centre for Remote Sensing (Macres) to explore the potential use of remote sensing and GIS. The principal activities of Golden Hope Plantations, Bhd are the provision of agro business management services and operating its own oil palms and fruit estates. The alliance would provide the training ground for Golden Hope to acquire technological know-how and expertise in satellite data processing, analysis and GIS technologies and spatial modelling.
Under their memorandum of understanding, Macres, which is under the purview of Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry, would also have the opportunity to access and extend its database to include oil palm data. The collaboration would also provide opportunity for both Golden Hope and Macres to jointly develop technological packages for commercialisation.