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Forensic Intelligence and Remote Sensing Technologies for nature conservation

Objective

Biodiversity is under severe pressure due to a myriad of problems, including but not limited to habitat fragmentation, overexploitation, climate change, pollution, invasive species and hunting. Changes in land and sea use can lead to conflict situations with production animals and/or human communities (human-wildlife conflict). The exploitation of natural resources brings with it illegal activities: poaching of species of flora and fauna that have a high value on the (black) market, trading of rare and exotic animals and plants and setting fire to forestry and nature areas to force land-use designation changes to agriculture or commercial uses. To ensure that ecosystems are healthy, resilient to climate change and rich in biodiversity to keep delivering the essential range of services, we need better understanding of why and where biodiversity is declining and what the key triggers are. We propose a model-driven and continuous form of ecosystem monitoring. By assessing not only numbers of species and state, but also the modelled ecological and anthropogenic processes within an ecosystem, we are able to find cause-effect relations and improve our monitoring models based on retrofits and simulations to understand changes even better. The models (Digital Twins), are thus a means for learning and the creation of context to translate environmental observations into facts and actionable information (intelligence) for site managers and policy makers. As almost all pressures on biodiversity are man-induced, we combine the domains of ecology and forensic science. This novel approach gives us access to robust scientific methods to detect and recognise (traces of) human (illegal) activities that negatively affect the environment. We will make use of remote sensing & data science (e.g AI, semantics). To ensure that theory, models and practice reinforce each other, we use an iterative approach, including many demonstrations and field-tests to gain feedback and maximize impact.

Coordinator

Stichting Sensing Clues
Net EU contribution
€ 1 475 125,00
Address
Durgerdammergouw 2 F3
1028 BT Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

STICHTING SUSTAINABLE SCALE UP FOUNDATION
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 576 937,50
Address
Nieuwe Prinsengracht 39
1018 EG Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
3EDATA INGENIERIA AMBIENTAL SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 527 437,50
Address
Calle O Palomar Pazo De Feiras E Congresos S/n
27004 Lugo

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Galicia Lugo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
WILDLIFE FORENSIC ACADEMY
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 175 757,50
Address
2 High Street
7160 Grebouw

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 309 187,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
Public Union World Wide Fund for Nature Ukraine
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 193 375,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASOCIATIA WWF ROMANIA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 223 583,75
Address
Bd. Tudor Vladimirescu 29 Sector 5
050881 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT PO BIORAZNOOBRAZIE I EKOSISTEMNI IZSLEDVANIYA BALGARSKA AKADEMIYA NA NAUKITE
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 152 222,50
Address
Ul. Gagarin 2
1113 Sofia

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Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
SEMANTIC WEB COMPANY GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 177 867,50
Address
Mariahilferstrasse 70/8
1070 Wien

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE DELTA DUNARII
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 357 105,00
Address
Babadag St 165
820112 Tulcea

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Region
Macroregiunea Doi Sud-Est Tulcea
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING DOTSPACE
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 369 750,00
Address
Huygensstraat 32
2201 DK Noordwijk

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
No data
Address
College Road
ST4 2DE Stoke On Trent

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Region
West Midlands (England) Shropshire and Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data