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ABCG Event: Innovative Mobile, Cloud and Web-Mapping Technologies for Chimpanzee Conservation

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The mission focus of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is to protect with partners 85 percent of chimpanzees and their habitats in Africa. This is an ambitious challenge and can only be achieved through engaging in strategic partnerships and leveraging what we have learned at the landscape level, including the use of technology, to scale up and make a difference in larger chimpanzee ranges. Using case studies from Tanzania, Uganda and DRC, Dr. Pintea will highlight emerging technologies that promise to revolutionize the ways we collaborate to map and monitor habitats and threats, from the village to Africa scale. This will include community based forest and wildlife monitoring using the Open Data Kit (ODK) app and Android smartphones and tablets; modeling biomass and species distribution using Earth Engine API, Google's parallel processing platform; accessing 60-cm DigitalGlobe satellite imagery on tablets in remote areas without internet connections through Google Earth Portables, and sharing maps over a variety of devices using ESRI ArcGIS Online and Google Maps Engine. Dr. Pintea will discuss lessons learned from community engagement, technology transfer and the actual use of data in supporting conservation decisions.
When Apr 23, 2013
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where World Wildlife Fund 1250 24th Street, NW Conference Room 2004B Washington, DC 20037
Contact Name
Contact Phone 202-560-2040
Attendees Lilian Pintea
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About Lilian:

As vice president of conservation science at the JGI, Dr. Pintea directs the scientific department at the Institute and conducts applied conservation research.

Recognized for his expertise in applying cutting-edge geospatial technology to conservation needs in Africa, Dr. Pintea has presented invited talks to a variety of conferences, including Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, IUCN World Conservation Congress, Eye on Earth Summit, EIS-Africa GIS, ESRI International Users Conference, Map World Forum, and DigitalGlobe Users Conference.

Dr. Pintea holds a Ph.D. in conservation biology from the University of Minnesota and a M.S. in zoology from Moscow State University, Russia.


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Topic:    ABCG-JGI BB: Cloud Based Natural Resource Mapping Monitoring & Planning

Date:     Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Time:     12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)


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