To track an invasive species, you want to empower citizens to mark a sighting. However, this can be logistically difficult to organize the submitted data and ensure its integrity. In addition, recruiting participants is a challenging endeavor and requires manual invites.
This problem is consistent across many types of research studies that track nature - migratory patterns, invasive species, landslides, etc.
Our approach is to provide a platform to run the technology behind conducting a field study with citizen participants. A principal investigator (PI) need not worry about setting up any technology as our platform will work out of the box. Instead, their focus is on analyzing the data collected.
In addition, our tool provides "insights" into the data collected. We analyze images to detect patterns and pull in historic environmental data. With this data, a scientist can uncover and determine the root cause of observed behavior.
On our platform the key features include:
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For this hack-a-thon, our team used the following tools:
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