FECHA: 2022-2025


Nature FIRST.
Forensic Intelligence and Remote Sensing Technologies for nature conservation

3edata is partner of the Horizon Europe Project Nature FIRST project - Forensic Intelligence and Remote Sensing Technologies for Nature Conservation, which is part of the Horizon Europe call dedicated to Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, for the HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-02 topic.

It aims to support the implementation of the European Green Deal, the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and the Birds and Habitats Directives, and to help fill taxonomic and monitoring gaps by providing methods, data, knowledge and models on the conservation status and ecological requirements of species and habitats, and will help to better understand and address biodiversity decline, its main direct drivers and their interrelationships.

NATURE FIRST will create tools for biodiversity tracking, assessment and monitoring through remote sensing and in situ data, applying ecological, data and forensic sciences, with novel data integration technology (data semantics), Digital Twins models and Remote Sensing.

The project proposes a continuous, model-based form of ecosystem monitoring. It aims to assess not only species numbers and status, but also to model ecological and anthropogenic processes within an ecosystem, to find cause-effect relationships and to improve monitoring models based on simulations and feedbacks to better understand changes in them.

NATURE-FIRST will use remote sensing and data science (such as Artificial Intelligence or data semantics). In order to make theory, models and practice mutually reinforcing, an iterative approach will be used, including many demonstrations and field tests to gain insights and maximise impact.

The Nature FIRST consortium is composed of 12 partners from 8 countries in Europe and Africa, bringing together specialists in the different project themes from technological and scientific fields.

Nature FIRST is a Research and Innovation Action (RIA) of the HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-02 call (grant agreement number: 101060954) that has received an EU contribution of 4,538,348.75 euros.