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WILDLABS Virtual Meetup: Next-Generation Wildlife Tracking - Shared screen with speaker view
Helen Manzano
01:16:24
Hi I'm Helen, I'm an IT project manager who grew up in Africa and is passionate about learning about tech in the wild, a dream would be to manage tech projects in the field one day
Karin Schwartz
01:16:28
Hi everyone,
Jes Lefcourt
01:16:44
Hi everyone! Jes from Vulcan here. I’m the program manager for EarthRanger, formerly known as DAS.
ALBIN POPOT
01:16:49
Hi Stephanie, Thanks for this 2nd meetUp.Hi everyone, Albin from ZEPHYR SOLAR (solar balloons for wildife applications)
Christian Rutz
01:16:58
Hi, I am Christian from the International Bio-Logging Society. Nice to 'meet' you all!
Marcelo Oliveira
01:17:00
Hi Steph and others! I´m Marcelo from Brazil and we have been tracking pink river dolphin in the Amazon in Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru.
Jacob Levenson
01:17:24
Hi Everyone, I'm Jake Levenson, a Marine Biologist at the U.S. Department of Interior and the Director of a small NGO known as oceans forward. In both my roles, I do a lot to advance open source conservation solutions.
Thomas Starnes
01:17:29
Hi, I'm a Senior GIS Analyst with the RSPB, and manager of the WILDLABS GIS Group. Maps are amaaazing.
Yvan Satge
01:17:35
Hi, I'm Yvan, a seabird researcher in the Jodice lab at Clemson University, South Carolina, USA. Our lab studies seabird spatial ecology in the Gulf of Mexico, South East US and Caribbean.
Catherine Welton
01:17:50
Hi everyone, I’m a TV producer from the UK and I’m interested in advances in bio logging tech and how we can use it to educate TV audiences about animals.
Nicole Becher
01:18:28
Hi, im Nicole Becher, information security researcher in NYC who is very interested in the development and secure deployment of wildlife tracking technology
Pascal Hirsch
01:18:37
Hi all, I am Pascal - physicist and software / instrumentation developer. Recently submitted my PhD thesis with UTas/CSIRO on monitoring bees using RFID.
Chloe Malinka
01:18:43
Hi Wildlabs folks, I'm Chloe, a PhD student based at Aarhus University, Denmark. I work with passive acoustics and sometimes tag toothed whales, and am interested in hearing about applied conservation today. Cheers
Stan Rullman
01:18:57
Hi all, I'm Stan Rullman and I am the Research Director for Earthwatch Institute- based in Boston, Massachusetts, but supporting research around the world.
Karin Schwartz
01:19:06
I'm working with ConservationFIT, Footprint Identification Technique for snow leopard, cheetah, and jaguar. I'm coordinating the development of the algorithms with AZA Species Survival Plans for these species in zoos. They submit footprint photos of their animals and once the algorithms are developed, wildlife researchers will be able to submit photos taken in the wild and identify species, sex, age, and individuals.
Virginie PERILHON
01:20:06
Hello, I am Virginie, product manager at XeriusTracking. Glad to be here !!! Let's start sharing about wildlife conservation solutions !
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
01:20:51
Looks good!
Robert Elliott
01:20:53
Howdy, I’m a Data Scientist, living in Cape Town, previously from the tech/internet industry and keen to move into conservation tech.
Mikheil Potskhishvili
01:21:08
Hi, I'm Mikheil Potskhishvili, working for international nature conservation organisation: Fauna and Flora International caucaus office as a conservation officer.
J.Neff
01:21:42
Hello I am Joachim Neff working on the development of a wildlife tracker targeted at persecution detection. I started on the basis of raptors in Scotland but I have realised that there is so much to track and protect further afield. So I am curious to find out more about the current activities and developments elsewhere on wildlife tracking.
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:22:51
More info about their society - https://www.bio-logging.net/
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:23:41
Interesting - we’ve also got a substantial subset of early career members. I’ve been wondering if we should be supporting them to connect to each other specifically.
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:25:05
Data standards - this is coming up a lot around ML and in the virtual meet up discussions (@Jes for one was interested in this element). This (I imagine) will be part of the next meet up which is about big data
Kristy Bly
01:25:57
Good morning from Montana. I am Kristy Bly, Senior Wildlife Conservation Biologist for the World Wildlife Fund US. I recover populations of the endangered black-footed ferret, a burrow dwelling, nocturnal species and am looking forward to learning about tracking technology that might be useful for increasing our ability to track them.
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:26:06
More on icarus: https://www.wildlabs.net/resources/case-studies/spacewalk-icarus
Thomas Starnes
01:27:02
^ Thanks Steph, ICARUS is exciting! Hadn't seen the WILDLABS case study - this is very helpful.
Stephanie Periquet
01:27:04
I believe Icarus is running a test run of their tags on large mammals in Namibia in collaboration with IZW
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:28:03
Ah! Good to know. There were lots of questions in the registrations about icarus
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:28:52
13g and video capability? That is amazing.
Yvan Satge
01:29:46
Hi Chris, how does your VHF tag compare to the nanotag/sensorgnome/Motus network used in the Americas? https://www.birdscanada.org/research/motus/
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:30:09
Hi Yvan! Will call on you to ask this in the discussion?
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:31:35
So this topic (real time antipoaching + sensors) was discussed in the last meet up with our speakers. More here: https://www.wildlabs.net/resources/community-announcements/wildlabs-virtual-meetup-recording-networked-sensors-security-and
Jes Lefcourt
01:31:48
This is also exactly what we at Vulcan are working on. Would love to chat more.
Jacob Levenson
01:32:11
Also something we're discussing with NASA partners for microsats
Yvan Satge
01:32:56
I don't have a microphone, sorry...
Kristy Bly
01:32:59
What is he email again please?
Yvan Satge
01:33:12
Yes
Yvan Satge
01:33:33
Ok, thanks CHris
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
01:33:42
christian.rutz@st-andrews.ac.uk
Kristy Bly
01:34:38
Thank you!
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
01:34:52
No problem! And his website is www.bio-logging.net
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:37:01
Oh this slide reminds me of Yvan’s thread - might be of interest to people here. He’s started a repository of 3d models for tracking devices: https://www.wildlabs.net/community/thread/449
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:41:53
100km? That’s amazing.
Jacob Levenson
01:43:49
Wait, how do you gett 100km if that's not LOS.....
Jacob Levenson
01:44:36
How do you get 100km on a ground station? Or is that space based?
Robert Elliott
01:46:02
You might get 100KM LOS from birds at altitude, migrating perhaps?
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
01:46:34
Virginie’s email: virginie.perilhon@xerius.fr
Jacob Levenson
01:46:36
Right, that makes sense
Karin Schwartz
01:52:41
Can't see the slides
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:53:12
Hang tight, talia is on it
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
01:55:22
If anyone else has trouble seeing slides please try signing off and back on again, that usually fixes it
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:58:16
More info on Jake’s NASA/BOEM challenge: https://www.wildlabs.net/resources/funding-opportunities/next-generation-animal-tracking-ideation-challenge
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:00:06
The balloons always make me think of you @Albin - there’s an ongoing discussion about areal platforms for wildlife tracking here: https://www.wildlabs.net/community/thread/567
Gwénaël DUCLOS
02:07:55
@Jacob Did you hear about ICARUS Initiative ? A German (Max Plank) and Russian telemetry system embedded in ISS. More info is available on icariusinitiative.org
Thomas Starnes
02:10:36
Great question, Steph!
ALBIN POPOT
02:12:23
@stephanie, thanks for you thought :)
Jacob Levenson
02:13:05
I do know of ICARUS but would love to find out more of course. Have not had a chance to speak with anyone directly involved.
Robert Elliott
02:14:13
Thanks all 👋
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:14:24
Thanks rob!
Simon Taylor
02:14:26
Jacob, any insight on to how significant the SpaceX (Starlink) constellation could be for conservation? A low latency, high bandwidth connection seems like it would enable a lot of applications, especially involving image recognition, but the ground station hardware sounds potentially complex. (No microphone, sorry!)
Christian Rutz
02:14:27
Hi Jake, you should speak to Martin Wikelski, who is leading the ICARUS project. Best, Christian
Jes Lefcourt
02:15:05
Thanks all, especially the speakers and Stephanie!
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:15:15
Pleasure, jes!
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:15:33
Martin is part of WILDLABS as well, he can be contacted through his profile: https://www.wildlabs.net/users/martinwikelski
Rob Appleby
02:16:06
Will these chipsets be available to open-source?
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:16:37
Rob! You’ve been shockingly quiet.. we thought you didn’t make it :)
Rob Appleby
02:16:59
I am soooooo stupid...I thought it was starting now!!!!
Rob Appleby
02:17:04
ARGGGGGGG!!!!!!
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:17:09
Oh no!
Pascal Hirsch
02:17:27
Could not agree more that open standards and ideally open source reference implementations are the way to go.
Rob Appleby
02:17:35
Seriously, I don't even know how I am alive still...
Michael Tlusty
02:17:51
no robert - that should be ARGOS!!
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
02:18:00
Glad you could join now Rob!
Rob Appleby
02:18:11
Hi Talia!
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
02:18:24
We’ll make sure to follow-up so anyone who missed parts can stay in the loop
Jacob Levenson
02:18:32
That's amazing.
Rob Appleby
02:18:39
Ok that's awesome!
Stephanie Periquet
02:18:53
you can have a look at the IZW cheetah project facebook page to see how small the ICARUS tags are compared to ungulates hears!!
Stephanie Periquet
02:19:32
ears*
Rob Appleby
02:19:51
has anyone considered attaching receivers to planes?
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:20:07
@ Stephanie - This one? https://www.facebook.com/1480588225583770/photos/pcb.1926135417695713/1926126154363306/?type=3&theater
Stephanie Periquet
02:20:36
Yes this one Stephanie
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:21:11
@rob - as in commercial planes?
Stephanie Periquet
02:21:40
and this one https://www.facebook.com/1480588225583770/photos/pcb.1926135417695713/1926126001029988/?type=3&theater
Rob Appleby
02:21:41
Yep! I can't see why we don't try and take advantage of everything in the air...
Jacob Levenson
02:21:52
Yes @Rob
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:21:56
Ah! Thanks Stephanie!
Jacob Levenson
02:22:01
Smithsonian has an elephant tracking project
Jacob Levenson
02:22:08
that uses commercial aircraft
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:22:16
@rob, isn’t part of the issue that there is specific flight paths, not full coverage?
Jacob Levenson
02:22:31
although I haven't gotten a hold of the actual person overseeing the project
Jacob Levenson
02:22:36
Yup
Jacob Levenson
02:22:43
Jlevenson@mac.com is the best way to find me
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
02:22:43
Jake do you know where we could find updates on that project? The info I saw online looked pretty outdated
Jacob Levenson
02:22:55
On the NASA project?
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
02:23:04
The Smithsonian elephant tracking one
Rob Appleby
02:23:12
ahhh...I had heard of something being trialled but hadn't seen much follow up. Thanks Jacob
Jacob Levenson
02:23:33
Yea, I don't know! I've been traying to track down someone with no luck
Jacob Levenson
02:23:39
Would love to find out
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
02:23:49
Got it me too
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:23:49
okay, let’s have that as a follow up.
Stephanie Periquet
02:24:35
you can find more info on the processes of uplink and sending dat for ICARUS here: https://icarusinitiative.org/sites/default/files/ICARUS_Flyer.pdf
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:24:52
Ah, thanks Stephanie!
ALBIN POPOT
02:25:05
Sorry Everyone, got to go.@Stephanie @Jacob @Chris @Virginie thanks for your awesome pres'@Everyone if you want to know a little more about solar balloon for wildlife activity, albin.popot@zephyr.solar or https://www.wildlabs.net/community/thread/567All the best
Andrew Asque
02:25:16
Some great points Virginie!
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
02:25:28
Thanks for joining Albin!
Rob Appleby
02:25:31
by Albin!!!
ALBIN POPOT
02:25:44
bye Rob :)
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:26:00
By albin!
Rob Appleby
02:26:10
Virginie, will the chipsets for your system be open-source or available in other ways (commercially for example)?
Pascal Hirsch
02:29:39
According to https://icarusinitiative.org/sites/default/files/ICARUS_Flyer.pdf, a single ICARUS antenna covers 1300 km radius, that is around 0.3% of the earth's surface (or, at the equator, max ca 3% of the earth's circumference). Thus, it is not very likely to provide continuous coverage, even with multiple satellites deployed.
Karin Schwartz
02:29:54
Thanks to the speakers and Stephanie! Have to run!
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
02:30:09
Thanks for coming Karin!
Pascal Hirsch
02:32:01
... should have added that this is instantaneous coverage.
Rob Appleby
02:32:42
ah so terrestrial GPS! Noice!
Pascal Hirsch
02:33:16
I missed that bit: Who is developing the ARGUS chipset?
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:33:30
Was that what I mentioned?
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:33:41
It was a response to a challenge Argos put out
Pascal Hirsch
02:34:25
I think so - that's what you get for doing quick calculations while listening... ;-)
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:34:39
Alasdair davies is leading on it - I don’t know the status but will follow up with him in the discussion on wildlabs. You can get in touch with him here - https://www.wildlabs.net/users/alasdair
Pascal Hirsch
02:35:12
Thanks! Just noticed he is heavily involved in AudioMoth as well...
Rob Appleby
02:35:20
so, my big thing is I don't want to waste time/money/effort building things that are better-built by other people, especially if the technology is cost-effective etc. I'd rather spend time working on other areas that can compliment it...what do companies like Virginie's need other people helping to work on?
Virginie PERILHON
02:35:27
ANSEM, the chipset is called ARTIC
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:36:36
Yeah Al is - he’s got a Shuttleworth fellowship that is literally allowing him to dedicate all his time to open source technology
Pascal Hirsch
02:36:47
@Virginie: Found it. Thanks!
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:37:10
Oh good question rob.
Pascal Hirsch
02:37:10
@Stephanie: That is wonderful.
Virginie PERILHON
02:37:27
More than 20 years of experience in harsh environment technologies, that's help to help ;-) !
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:38:01
More on Alasdair’s wor: http://blog.arribada.org/
Rob Appleby
02:42:13
that's a fantastic idea Christian! If I could go to WILDLABS for example and see wha't been made, and at what stage of development, and even where knowledge gaps are etc., I could sleep better
Rob Appleby
02:43:04
can I ask about power solutions...what are we looking at needing/having in the future?
Rob Appleby
02:43:06
NOOOOOO
Catherine Welton
02:43:20
Thank you to the speakers and all involved, lots of food for thought!
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
02:43:39
Thanks so much everyone for joining!
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
02:43:45
More info on the series here: https://www.wildlabs.net/virtual-meetups
Pascal Hirsch
02:43:49
Thanks everyone - looking forward to that inventory :-)
Stephanie Periquet
02:43:53
thx for all the sharing!!!
Rob Appleby
02:43:55
Thanks everyone!
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
02:44:02
Next event is on BIG DATA IN CONSERVATION, 12th December
Malou Anderson-Ramirez
02:44:05
Great stuff. Thanks everyone!
Simon Taylor
02:44:10
Thanks to all!
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
02:50:52
Again you can find out more about Xerius tech here: @XeriusTracking and virginie.perilhon@xerius.fr
Chloe Malinka
02:51:19
Thanks for organising, Stephanie!
Gwénaël DUCLOS
02:52:19
Thanks to everybody…
Rob Appleby
02:52:27
THANKS!!!!!
Casandra Tania
02:52:33
Thank you for the talks!
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:52:42
Thanks everyone!