Tropical ecosystems are the biologically richest places on the planet â€“ they are home to about 30 million species, seeding 80% of the developed worldâ€™s diet.Â Yet, the ecological studies to date do not scale up to process this volume of data in a timely fashion.Â In todayâ€™s world, environmental threats caused by people happen at large spatial and temporal scales â€“ magnitudes too large for a single scientist at one site to observe. To address this challenge, Conservation International (CI) has created a global network for monitoring tropical forest biodiversity using real-time data based on a standardized and cost-effective set of protocols.Â Partnering with HP, CI has implemented HP Earth Insights to solve one of the worldâ€™s most complex challenges applying the fundamental principles of theÂ New Style of ITÂ to drive a New Culture of Ecology.
This joint partnership between HP and Conservation International (CI) announced at HP Discover Barcelona collects, manages and analyzes a large and growing amount and variety of data, addressing inputs from climate sensors and camera traps related to species, vegetation, precipitation, temperature, carbon stocks, humidity, solar radiation and more. Currently, the results are astonishing:
Collection is only one piece of the puzzle. HP Earth Insightsâ€™ analytics enables scientists to glean insight from this data, so they can direct needed steps to protect species, habitats, and humans to improve the overall environment. Insights such as:
The following technologies and services have come together to effectively enable the HP Earth Insights solution:
HP Earth Insights brings home the point that â€œPeople need nature â€“ nature doesnâ€™t need peopleâ€, to quote Harrison Ford, Vice-chair of Conservation International over a video message during the keynote from HP CEO, Meg Whitman at the HP Discover conference.
The New Style of IT with the New Style of Leadership is all about building a better enterprise.Â But, when it is applied for the betterment of the world we all live in â€“ Planet Earth â€“ it makes one take pause and acknowledge the new culture it brings to ecological studies.
Wonder if this should be brought to Godâ€™s attention as a potential solution to obtain insight into the largest enterprise of all: life on Planet Earth!
Team up withÂ HP Technology Expert, E.G.Nadhan