IUCN 2021 conference. State of the art in data collection technology in nature conservation

Last Friday (3 September), the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2021 started. For me an excellent opportunity to learn about the state of the art of data collection in nature conservation.

Let me just give a list of all the sessions that I thought would give some insight into the state of the art of digital tools, databases and methods.

The summary links are accessible to everyone. For the Video/stream/poster links, you need to have registered for the conference. If you have registered, these resources will be available for a year after the congress.

  • What works in protected areas? Data and information tools for mapping and understanding PA outcomes ( 4 Sept. 18:30 – 20:30 ) Summary.
    • Tools from the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management programme (BIOPAMA)
  • Achieving conservation outcomes at scale – Broad scale adoptions of conservation technologies ( 4 Sept. 16:00 – 17:30 ) Summary.
    • EarthRanger
    • SMART
  • Digital tools for empowering citizen science-based conservation ( 4 Sept. 20:00 – 21:30 ). Summary.
    • Citizen Science apps, custom made
    • GBIF
  • Using Innovative Technologies to Improve Conservation Outcomes ( 5 Sept. 9:00 – 10:30 ). Summary.
    • SMART
    • EarthRanger.
  • Conservation technology: The next generation ( 5 Sept. 16:00 – 17:30 ). Summary.
    • satellite images, GIS, drones, mobile apps, sound recordings, camera traps, and artificial learning
  • Conservation Action Café: Overcoming assessment bottlenecks for biodiversity and conservation: how can technology and knowledge innovation help? (5 Sept. 2021; 16:00 – 18:00 ) Summary.
  • The next generation of conservation data and technologies | How can innovative, digital technologies and citizen science help solve conservation challenges? (6 Sept. 2021; 11:00 – 12:30 ) Summary.
  • The future of spatial data collection and processing – Open Data Kit ( Speaker pitch ) Summary. Video/poster.
  • Monitoring to Mobilize: Open Data for Biodiversity Conservation ( Speaker pitch ) Summary.
  • IBAT: Open for Business (Speaker pitch ) Summary.
    • IBAT
  • Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants | Bringing the World to Classrooms ( Speaker pitch ) Summary.
    • Seat of Your Pants
  • Pl@ntNet, ten years of automatic plant identification and monitoring ( Speaker pitch ) Summary.
  • Global Tree Assessment ( Speaker pitch ) Summary. Video/poster.
    • GTA
  • A scorecard for biodiversity – Measuring progress on safeguarding biodiversity for sustainable development and living in harmony with nature ( Speaker pitch ) Summary. Poster.
    • Multidimensional Biodiversity Index framework ( MBI )

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