WILDLabs Virtual Meetup on Low-Cost, Open-Source Solutions in Conservation


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I thought this might be of interest to GOSHers!


The WILDLABS Virtual Meetup Series is a program of webinars for community members and wider partners to discuss emerging topics in conservation technology and leverage existing community groups for virtual exchange. The aim of the series is to bring leading engineers in the tech sector together with conservation practitioners to share information, identify obstacles, and discuss how to best move forward.

Season One of the series took place in late 2018, covering new data collection techniques through Networked Sensors for Security and Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) Prevention and Next-Generation Wildlife Tracking, and effective utilization of that information through Big Data in Conservation.

Season Two will run from April - June of 2019 and will explore different models for collaboration, the low-cost tools these approaches are producing, and what we can do with the data they’re generating. The three topics to be covered are Low-Cost Open-Source Solutions, Tools and Spaces for Collaboration, and Creative Approaches to Data-Driven Storytelling.

The first virtual meetup in Season Two will be held on Tuesday, April 9th from 2:00pm-3:00pm GMT / 10:00am-11:00am EDT,with an additional half hour for discussion at the end. Our speakers include Alasdair Davies, Founder of Arribada Initiative, David Lang, Co-Founder of OpenROV and Open Explorer, and Tanya Berger-Wolf, Co-Founder and Director of Wildbook.org. Their talks will be followed by open discussion and community exchange. To join, register here.


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Thanks!!! Signed up. :slight_smile:


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Update from the organisers and links to some interesting discussions on their forum on different open source technologies in conservation!


We are excited to kick off the second season of our Virtual Meetups Series next week! On Tuesday April 9th from 2-3:30pm GMT / 10-11:30am EDT, we’ll be discussing Low-Cost, Open-Source Solutions. We’ll be joined by some fantastic speakers: Alasdair Davies, Founder of Arribada Initiative, David Lang, Co-Founder of OpenROV and Open Explorer, and Tanya Berger-Wolf, Co-Founder and Director of Wildbook.org. As always, we’ll lead an extended open discussion with everyone after the talks, so bring all your questions to the discussion.

With our next week’s meetup focusing on low cost, open source tools, it’s fitting that a lot of the community discussions this month have been about open source approaches and projects. We’ve had members responding to our invitation to share the open source projects they’re working on (5 replies), a discussion about what an open-source conservation tech toolkit would look like (12 replies), new updates from OpenCollar - an open source modular animal-tracking tool (7 replies), an invitation to shape the direction of an Open Source Data-Logger project (be the first to reply), and more thoughtful additions to the ongoing discussion about the sustainability of open source projects (10 replies).