Good afternoon, Wildlabs Community!
My name is Goering Eduardo Coffey I am the Co-Founder of Internet of Trees (Io3), we are looking to monitor and protect forest using IoT tech. We are currently working in the development of our solution/platform here in London attending the acceleration program Startupbootcamp IoT. We all (The team) are from Honduras but our idea, vision, and passion brought us to London looking for the opportunity to develop this solution faster, because every minute is very important for the world, if we can contribute to reduce the numbers (Around 348 M Hectares per year worldwide) in forests loss, will be a great achievement. We are aiming reduce deforestation by monitoring wildfires, illegal logging as well we want to implement health monitoring to ensure forest are safe and in good shape.
Our vision is to work with all possible organizations / institutions that are focused in forest conservation, as well develop a reliable and strong platform capable not only to notify when a fire is present as well predict where a fire can occur. In addition to monitoring forest our second goal is eliminate the illegal logging actions, using the same platform but with different sensors identify those areas where “thief’s” of the nature are operating and notify the authorities and relevant organizations to execute the necessary actions accordingly.
Where are we now in terms of the project? We have a working prototype and now we are looking to refine what we have, to start the production of the monitoring modules. We are aiming to use different telecommunication technologies depending of the area where we want to operate, WiFi/LTE, GSM/Lora/Sigfox etc, besides the technical part we are looking for contacts, organizations to present what we are doing, evaluate the possibility to implement this in some specific areas for testing purposes or as the final solution, as well we need to get the funding to scale this up and be able to cover the demand once our solution is tested and ready to go live. Any help from this community will be highly appreciated.
Why we are doing this? Well, first because I’ve been in a couple of times in danger by fires, my house is about 30 to 50 meters from away from the mountain and people without any conscience start fires in some areas to clean grass for their crops, but they don’t take the necessary precautions and at the end many hectares of land/woodland are affected including the persons living around those areas. The second reason is because this is the only world we have, among other things Forest are extremely important for the entire ecosystem including us and at this speed of destruction the future generations will be in more danger due the results of our actions. The third one is because this is a mix of things implement technology to protect the environment, able to stay in contact with nature, experiment other environments rather than be sitting between 4 walls etc.
Again, any help that you want to suggest, bring, provide I’m more than happy to receive it. If you want to contact me; here is my email [email protected] my phone number in UK +447526792705 and I’m in London (Shoreditch area) if you want to have a coffee or something.
Thank you very much for your help and kindness.