Together we make a difference!

Real-time intelligence is key for effective nature conservation and wildlife protection

Without it rangers are fighting an uphill battle. Indeed, most nature reserves are simply too extensive, and boots on the ground too few, to effectively guard and protect the areas with a limited number of rangers.

Sensing Clues is dedicated to making available technologies that help rangers to gain the upper-hand. As no one has the silver bullet, we do so by engaging acknowledged wildlife experts and technology providers from all over the world.

The result is SCCSS, a wildlife protection intelligence platform, in which the strength of all our partners is being combined. The open standards-based technical suite supports functions ranging from easy data collection to advanced field sensors, from low-power communication networks to private and secure cloud storage, and from machine learning-supported analytics to real-time alerting and information sharing.

This is how we, together, make a difference.

Welcome to Sensing Clues Foundation!

Partners

To overcome the many hurdles between dreams and reality, we are working in close collaboration with a range of partners:

Together, we form a network, capable of developing and supporting almost any type of technology for nature conservation and the protection of wildlife.


SCCSS Intelligence Platform

The Sensing Clues Cloud Service Suite (SCCSS, pronounced as success) is name of our intelligence platform. It’s forms the beating heart of our early warning and fast-response systems.

SCCSS supports the full intelligence cycle: from sensor to sense-making, from decision-making to action.

The platform is based on open standards, open source software, and license free propriety software of Technology Partners.

Field Partners can setup one or more project environments. All data within such project is owned and exclusively managed by the Field Partner.

Currently the following functions are supported:

  • intuitive analytics
  • open API’s to connect all your sensors, camera’s, and other field devices
  • secure storage and retrieval of all you data
  • authentication and authorisation of users and field sensors
  • monitoring and management of connected devices
  • integration of different types of data and data sources
  • data source and application specific knowledge model development for intuitive big data analytics
  • construction and management of alerting rules

For the automated alerting functions, the trick is to translate your knowledge and experience into observable indicators. For example, the noise of chainsaw or vehicle, or the smoke of a campfire in an area where humans are not allowed. In the SCCSS-platform you can combine multiple observations, including historical ones. Moreover, you can add white-lists and watch-lists of signals that you trust or want to emphasise. You thus increase the relevance of the alerts and reduce the number of false alarms.

The above functions are built on proven technology of MarkLogic, PoolParty, BIT Internet Technology, and Sensing Clues. Within the scope of our mission, all provide their services license free.

Work in Progress

Technologies are very effective means to sense and assess risks, and to help rangers to organize swift responses. Yet, to be of use, they have to be tuned to the needs and tough working conditions of the rangers. 

Solutions we are currently working on

  • Elephant Early Warning System (HWC) | Status: preparing data for training for automated recognition
  • Gunshot Recognition | Status: collecting gunshot samples
  • Preventing roadkills through speed control in nature parks | Status: prototype ready

Solutions pending support

  • Tiger Early Warning System (HWC) | in collaboration with the Prusten Project
  • LoRa-based smartphone for rangers | in collaboration with Markus Kirsch

 

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