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      • KUL07 - Advancing Detection Efforts: Safeguarding Ecosystems from Invasive Species

          • Invasive species pose a significant threat to ecosystems worldwide, causing ecological disruptions, economic losses, and the decline of native biodiversity. Early detection plays a vital role in mitigating these impacts by enabling prompt and targeted management strategies. Detection methods range from traditional field surveys (sometimes including citizen science) to advanced technological approaches. Automated systems, utilizing sensors and data loggers, can continuously monitor various environmental parameters such as water quality, temperature, and nutrient levels. Deviations from baseline conditions can indicate the presence of invasive species and trigger early detection protocols. Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis, acoustic monitoring and remote sensing technologies, such as satellite imagery, can also make crucial contributions to invasive species detection.
            Machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms have shown promise in data analysis and highly accurate recognition of invasive species, thus aiding in real-time detection and identification. Equipped with cameras, sensors, and artificial intelligence, these robotic platforms can survey large areas, collect data, and identify invasive species in a cost-effective and timely manner.
            By identifying the degree of risk posed by an invasive species, scientists and policymakers can prioritize resources for invasive species management and allocate efforts to areas where they are most needed. Early detection also enables public awareness and engagement, fostering community participation in invasive species monitoring and prevention. By harnessing the power of technology and promoting awareness and engagement, we can strengthen invasive species detection efforts and protect our fragile ecosystems from the harmful effects of invasive species.

          • What the challenge owner would like to develop over 48h
          • Create a UI/UX
          • Which skills the challenge owner is looking for
          • Software engineering and hardware engineer, App developer, oceanographer, specialist in invasive species
Campus mondial de la mer
Technopôle Brest-Iroise
525, Avenue Alexis de Rochon
29280 Plouzané
  • Brest Métropole
  • Région Bretagne
  • https://www.tech-brest-iroise.fr/
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