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WILDLABS Virtual Meetup: Networked Sensors for Security & Conflict Prevention - Shared screen with speaker view
Sam Seccombe
01:10:41
Good afternoon everyone. Sam Seccombe from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) developing Instant Detect 2.0. Excited to hear from you all.
SERGEY VERKHOVETS
01:11:22
Hello all, this is Sergey from WWF Russia.Nice to meet you
Anton Alvarez
01:11:26
Hi, we are here Ramón Pérez de Ayala, Antón Álvarez and Sonia Illanas from WWF-Spain
Nilanga Jayasinghe
01:11:51
Hi everyone, this is Nilanga from WWF-US. I co-manage the HWC Community Page here on WILDLABS
Hamera Aisha
01:12:17
Hello everyone , this is Hamera from WWF-Pakistan
Femke Hilderink
01:12:36
Hello! Femke here from WWF Netherlands
Emma Ackerley
01:12:39
Hi everyone, Emma Ackerley, Specialist Media Press Officer here from ZSL.
Judit Urquijo
01:13:06
Hi, My name is Judit, from Spain. I'm freelance specialised in IoT and environment issues
Shivali Pai
01:13:12
Hello all, I'm Shivali Pai, Battery mech. lead engineer at Jaguar Land Rover (UK) & transitioning career to conservation tech. (led a couple of probono projects for WWF) & also a CISL, UK post grad student.
Peter Marchetto
01:13:29
Pete Marchetto here, University of Minnesota, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering department, co-director of the Instrumentation and Robotics Group.
Eric Becker
01:13:35
Hello! this is Eric Becker from WWFUS. Glad to meet you virtually!
Julia Larson
01:14:44
Hello Everyone! I’m a software engineer turned masters student at San Jose State University studying wildlife conservation using technology.
Robert Elliott
01:16:42
Howdy all, I’m a data scientist in Cape Town transitioning from internet tech industry to conservation tech 👋
Jack Townsend
01:16:43
Hi everyone, I'm Jack Townsend, recently completed a PhD researching environmental applications of digital tech. Based in London, UK.
Rob Appleby
01:17:32
thanks Talia!!!
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
01:17:47
Happy to be here!
Cassie Hoffman
01:18:03
Hi Cassie from Conservation X Labs! I’m a social scientists working on tech and innovation in conservation. Thanks for organizing Steph & WWF!
Rob Appleby
01:18:48
Should we keave our mics and video off?
Rob Appleby
01:19:07
*hehehe keave...leave even
Tim Bailey
01:19:27
Hi everyone, I'm a consultant ecologist in the UK. Interested in potential uses for new technologies in wildlife survey and protection.
Laurens de Groot - Smart Parks
01:20:05
YEs!
Alfonso Hernandez Rios
01:20:07
yes
Femke Hilderink
01:20:18
Perhaps also nice if Eric could turn on the video so that we can see who is speaking
Cayla Yang
01:20:38
Hi All, Cayla Yang here. I run Cisco's Conservation Program and we work closely with the WWF team to design and implement networking and IoT solutions to prevent wildlife poaching
Nilaksha Rathnayake
01:22:08
Hi all, Nilaksha here, from Sri Lanka. Happy to meet you all. :)
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:22:21
@femke - agreed, won’t interrupt, but will make sure he turns it on for the discussion.
Emma Ackerley
01:25:18
I know that feeling...
Peter Marchetto
01:26:07
We once had chimps assault our elephant recorders with a rock or a stick. RIP headphone users!
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:29:37
Picking up on that point - there’s be a lot of discussion about impact of drones of wildlife in the last few days.
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:30:33
If you’re interested in discussing impact of drones on wildlife - join this discussion: https://www.wildlabs.net/community/thread/432
Judit Urquijo
01:31:26
There's a lot of controversy with a video of a bear and her cub going viral
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:32:12
@judit - yes, exactly what I’m thinking of. Good that there have also been a lot of discussions sparked about what responsible use of drones looks like.
Peter Marchetto
01:33:19
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982215008271
Phil Valencia
01:33:24
LoRa is great range. low bandwidth though. good if you classify at the node and just send alerts
Peter Marchetto
01:33:26
From Ditmer et al.
Peter Marchetto
01:33:56
Any use of Globalstar or other satcom backhaul, I wonder?
Albin
01:35:22
Great speach thanks Eric !
Cassie Hoffman
01:35:23
@Stephanie will the slides be shared on WildLabs after?
Robert Elliott
01:35:24
🙏 Eric!
Peter Marchetto
01:35:29
Thanks!
Rob Appleby
01:35:34
thanks Eric!
Hamera Aisha
01:35:42
Thanks Eric !
Felipe Spina Avino
01:36:04
can you give some costs information? for instance the cost of the phanton drone with thermal sensors
Alfonso Hernandez Rios
01:36:06
Thank you Eric!
Nilaksha Rathnayake
01:36:27
Great stuff! thanks Eric!
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:37:13
@cassie - we will definitely be following up. Not sure yet what that looks like - video/slides/write up - hopefully all three!
Phil Valencia
01:37:15
I'm seeing black
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
01:39:00
Is anyone else having trouble seeing Laurens’ slides?
Cayla Yang
01:39:09
I can see them
Hamera Aisha
01:39:10
yip
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
01:39:17
Great thanks
Rob Appleby
01:39:19
I can see it
Phil Valencia
01:39:54
thanks -rejoined and I can see it again
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:40:06
Great!
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:40:25
great photo of Tim :D
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:42:18
If you’re interested in the WWF/WILDLABS HWC tech challenge - more info is here: https://www.wildlabs.net/hwc-tech-challenge
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:43:19
The partner Laurens just mentioned is the arribada Initiative -Alasdair Davies and team. Latest update on their sensor is here: https://www.wildlabs.net/resources/case-studies/hwc-tech-challenge-update-comparing-thermopile-and-microbolometer-thermal
Hamera Aisha
01:43:44
wondering if this is being used together with other technology based patrolling tools like SMART and how does the synergetic impact look like
Marc Cohen
01:44:01
Can weather baloons be used to quickly create a network infrastructure for sensors on the ground?
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:44:02
More info on Laurens + Smart Parks solution is here: https://www.wildlabs.net/resources/case-studies/hwc-tech-challenge-smart-electric-fence-solution
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:44:14
@albin might be able to help answer that one, Marc?
Phil Valencia
01:44:18
we're using LoRa on turtle tracking - perhaps some overlap there
Albin
01:44:25
Hi Laurence, I know a french lab which is working with LoRa and sensors dedicated to turtle.
Albin
01:44:36
If you want, i'll put you two in contact
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:44:55
And there is an ongoing discussion about solar balloons (that Albin started) here: https://www.wildlabs.net/community/thread/567
Peter Marchetto
01:45:10
@Marc This reminds me a good bit of Google’s Project Loon. The problem is usually stationkeeping, as I understand it.
Nilaksha Rathnayake
01:45:18
hi Laurence, You can find healthy population of Dugongs here in Sri Lanka. just FYI.
Femke Hilderink
01:45:30
Hi Laurens, I think it might be interesting to the group to hear more about the fence sensor as well. How it works etc.
Rob Appleby
01:45:37
Nice one Laurens
Robert Elliott
01:45:50
👍🏽 @laurens
Peter Marchetto
01:45:53
Thank you!
Hamera Aisha
01:45:53
Thanks Laurens
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:46:03
Thanks Laurens!
Alfonso Hernandez Rios
01:46:09
Thank you Laurens!
Marc Cohen
01:46:14
Thanks Stephanie
Nilaksha Rathnayake
01:46:16
Thanks Laurence. It was great!
Femke Hilderink
01:53:59
This looks very similar to the SMART system, is there any connection?
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:55:54
It also echos elements of the Vulcan earthranger/das system.
Emma Ackerley
01:56:42
Does the early alert system for bears actually mitigate the outcome of HWC? And so the sensor detects the bear from visual sensors?
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:56:43
Femke - this is a question we can put to jan kees as well, how they fit together.
Hamera Aisha
01:58:16
@Emma extacly my thoughts and also how effect it would be in remote locations with limited or interrupted network access
Stephanie O'Donnell
01:59:21
Excellent question @Emma, @hamera - one we can put to Jan Kees.
Rob Appleby
02:00:16
Thanks Jan-Kees
Femke Hilderink
02:00:17
Great presentations Eric, Laurens and Jan-Kees!
Jes Lefcourt
02:00:23
Thank you all!
Peter Marchetto
02:00:25
Thanks!
Robert Elliott
02:00:32
Thanks Jan-Kees!
Hamera Aisha
02:00:33
Thanks Jan Kees
Rob Appleby
02:00:40
How are these power-hungry sensor systems being remotely powered?
Nilaksha Rathnayake
02:00:42
awesome! Thank you Jan!
Phil Richardson
02:03:12
What is now considered the most efficient unit for GPS location, and best method to get frequent readings (once per hour) with low battery power?
Phil Valencia
02:03:50
We are evaluating globalstar
Rob Appleby
02:04:09
SmartOne C is a nice little unit from Globalstar also
Jan-Kees Schakel
02:04:18
@Rob: solar panels
Talia.Speaker-intern@wwfus.org
02:04:55
Hi all, can everyone say their name and also affiliation when you ask a question please? Thanks!
Rob Appleby
02:05:09
Hi Jan-Kees, do the solar panels make it difficult to hide systems from poachers etc.?
Phil Valencia
02:06:29
Globalstar are looking to significantly increase their utilisation over the next year. This will be very beneficial for all communities - unfortunately can't comment further.
Rob Appleby
02:07:10
Hi Phil...I heard some rumours also...could be good for wildlife research that's for sure...
Marc Cohen
02:07:20
Anyone using geothermal energy to power these sensors and network infrastructure?
Rob Appleby
02:07:38
Also, I heard a rumour about Iridium teaming up with Amazon next year to sig. drop rates...anyone know more?
Peter Marchetto
02:08:03
Also, can we just use SDRs to figure out if anyone is using a radio or cell phone within a network?
Rob Appleby
02:09:28
Is everyone planning on releasing their ML algorithms for low power in-field kit like RPis etc?
Phil Valencia
02:09:43
sounds reasonable. (SDR idea) though you'd have to try remove signals from the friendlies
Eric Becker
02:09:56
I'd love to start a discussion on Wildlabs on SDR use cases. We are interested in detecting phones, providing network coverage, triangulating RF tags, radar, etc.
Rob Appleby
02:10:34
Sensorgnome!!!! SDRs for eveyone!!!!
Robert Elliott
02:10:45
Wanted to ask if the human classifier from thermal imaging is open sourced?
Eric Becker
02:11:32
there are a few teams working on different classifiers for thermal video/images
Peter Marchetto
02:11:44
@Rob https://i.imgflip.com/2lxu5y.jpg
Rob Appleby
02:12:20
Noice Peter!
Laurens de Groot - Smart Parks
02:13:10
Bring it! :)
Rob Appleby
02:13:20
don't stop now!!!!!!
Jes Lefcourt
02:13:20
Jes with Vulcan here - Also based on standard, open APIs and are happy to integrate with all to bring the best tools available to these problems.
Phil Valencia
02:13:38
tensor flow works on a pi - pretty much opens it up to anyone. FLIR + CNN seems to be a new area of research
Rob Appleby
02:13:50
Thanks so much Talia and Steph...fantastic job!!!
Laurens de Groot - Smart Parks
02:13:54
Thank you so much Steph, it was fun!
Emma Ackerley
02:13:56
Thank you!
Femke Hilderink
02:13:58
great webinar Steph and Talia, thanks for setting up
Peter Marchetto
02:14:07
We’re doing FLIR and ML for ag in my group.
Jes Lefcourt
02:14:07
Thank you everyone!!! This is great! More of these, please!
Hamera Aisha
02:14:09
Thank you Stephanine and Talia it was great webinar
Phil Valencia
02:14:14
cheers - night from Oz!
Alfonso Hernandez Rios
02:14:17
Thank you so much!!
Judit Urquijo
02:14:21
Thanks everyone! Very interesting webinar!
Hamera Aisha
02:14:24
and offcoure to speakers we informative talk - than you very much
Felipe Spina Avino
02:14:31
Great webinar thans all the presenters and Steph for this
maike
02:14:32
Thanks everyone for this!
Nilaksha Rathnayake
02:14:32
Thank you all! it was a great one!
Cayla Yang
02:14:34
Amazing work, everyone! Thank you for the great info!
Robert Elliott
02:14:34
Maybe only need a model server at the edge? Training can be done on something more powerful?
Robert Elliott
02:14:36
Thanks all
Peter Marchetto
02:14:36
Thanks!
Jack Townsend
02:14:39
Bye, thanks!!
Jan-Kees Schakel
02:14:43
thx all!
Stephanie O'Donnell
02:15:27
Thank you everyone!