Thoughts and comment

Three years in Antarctica – affordable and durable time-lapse monitoring

How it started The Arribada Initiative strives to make conservation technology open, affordable, and accessible to all who need them. Combining clever design and low-cost off-the-shelf parts, we have delivered plastic waste trackers, animal biologgers, acoustic...

The need for speed in sea turtle telemetry – SnapperGPS vs Assisted GPS

SnapperGPS vs Assisted GPS To acquire GPS signals when tracking sea turtles your GPS receiver must be above the waterline and exposed to the sky. Easier said than done when sea turtles may only spend 2.2 seconds breaking the water's surface when coming up for air....

LoRaWAN vessel tracking for small-scale fisheries, SPOT, North Cyprus

Getting started Tracking the movement and location of small fishing vessels requires a low-cost and scalable solution. The Society for the Protection of Turtles (SPOT) were keen to explore the use of LoRa radio communications to monitor fishing activity and spearhead...

Open source monitoring systems for pollinators & orchids

(Above) Masdevallia hortensis, found in  cloud forests at elevations around 2600 metersThe tropical Andes are a global biodiversity hotspot expected to suffer more pronounced effects of global warming than any other mountain ecosystem worldwide. The likelihood that...