discussion / Software and Mobile Apps  / 14 June 2018

Wildlife monitoring using Smart-Cities tech

Hi, here at Project BEESWAX7 (www.facebook.com/ProjectBeeswax) we are investigating the feasibility and use of small sensors and Smart-Cities technology to count wildlife. This depends on a wide range of political, technical, and meterological factors, including gaining siting permissions, developing sensor reading programs which have sufficient granularity to speciate, and keeping water out of the field kit? We are making good progress with the sensor development, and hope soon to link to the cloud via local Smart-Cities.

Tally ho! Andrew.

interesting stuff! we're doing similar projects in the fields of air quality and human-elephant conflict. 

Both initiatives are very interesting. I love the one about the elephants that @nilaksha comments.

There are currently several projects that are using artificial intelligence (in fact, Microsoft is looking for interested parties for possible funding https://www2.fundsforngos.org/environment-conservation-climate-change-and-ecology/ai-for-earth-program-seeking-proposals-from-all-over-the-world/). But its main objective is to identify the species thanks to techniques such as deep learning and I do not know if it would be applicable in the present case.