Are you and/or your team exploring remote sensing in biodiversity monitoring? Are you researching new ways to harness the potential of a new generation of satellites to preserve some of the most majestic species? If yes, then the Connected Conservation Foundation wants to hear from you.
The Satellites for Biodiversity Award is a joint initiative by the Connected Conservation Foundation and the Airbus Foundation for individuals and not-for-profit organisations to submit proposals that leverage very high-resolution (VHR) satellite data to monitor and safeguard endangered species and their habitats.
They are supporting projects that advance the development and use of conservation technologies.
What can this enable?
- Access to Earth Observation imagery is growing, alongside increasing coverage, image resolution and frequency of acquisition. Supporting organisations are keen to explore the species and situations where these exciting technologies can accelerate conservation efforts.
- Proposed solutions could include wildlife monitoring of colonies and groups of species in hard-to-reach areas, mapping wildlife habitats, supporting protected areas for sustainable management of resources, understanding migration routes and changing human settlements to help improve human and wildlife coexistence.
- Applicants are welcome to apply to monitor species across homogenous landscapes and seascapes – where the objects of interest have a strong contrast to stand out within their background environment.
- The winning participants will receive:
- A tasking budget to use Pléiades Neo 30cm (up to 1,000km2) and Pléiades 50cm Data (up to 2,000km2). These Km2 ranges are guidelines and proposals over this will still be considered.
- A maximum of $6,000 USD.
- Access to Airbus’ Image Archive Library on request.
- Complimentary Esri software.
- They encourage broad participation and applications from global not-for-profit organisations or individuals who:
- Have a local partner available to help validate field-based insight and data.
- Have experience using GeoSpatial data and Esri software (or similar) either themselves or within the organisation’s partnerships.
- Have adequate resources and expertise to conduct research and development activities.
- Are willing to make data available in line with the procedures and principles.
- Is an individual, research institution or not-for-profit organisation. Commercial for-profit companies will not be awarded.
For more information, visit Connected Conservation Foundation.