Technology for Good
July 14, 2016
Here are some recent examples of the projects and products we are developing:
EarthRanger (formerly Domain Awareness System)
Vulcan EarthRanger is a software platform that collects information on activity in a protected area -- the animals and assets being protected, the rangers protecting them, and threats or potential poaching -- into a single, integrated, real-time visualized operational platform. With EarthRanger, Protected Area Management can more quickly analyze and proactively interdict poaching activity. Read more here.
Vulcan’s Technology team works with field researchers to create tools to assess and catalog tens of thousands of hours of video footage. With shark and ray populations declining rapidly, assessing and analyzing ray and shark survey data is critical for conservationists to identify and protect target species and regions around the world. Read more here.
Great Elephant Census (GEC)
Why count elephants? Having accurate and reliable data about elephant population numbers is essential to form long-term conservation management plans. Vulcan Technology built a state-of-the-art system for counting, storing, visualizing, and sharing census data, providing a powerful science-driven way to inform policy and the public about the nature and scope of the elephant poaching crisis. Read more here.
Sea Around Us
Through a partnership with the Sea Around Us team, Vulcan Technology rebuilt the data analysis and visualization platforms to accelerate marine science. The research team can now update, analyze and distribute data faster than ever, connecting researchers and advocates with 60 years' worth of catch reconstructions. Read more here.