The first training sessions on Sensing Clues tools have been completed

Within the framework of the Horizon Europe NATURE FIRST project (Forensic Intelligence and Remote Sensing Technologies for nature conservation), training sessions on tools for biodiversity monitoring and analysis have been held.

Staff from 3edata, together with regular collaborators from the USC and the Asociación Galega de Custodia do Territorio have received practical and theoretical training on the data collector Cluey Data and the analytical tools Focus and WildCAT.

Thanks to Madelon van Hout (sensing clues) for the three-day course.

The Nature FIRST project addresses different aspects of biodiversity monitoring, and has as main objectives the generation of continuous and predictive monitoring tools, the semi-automatic mapping of habitats and the construction of digital twin models of biodiversity elements.

The project is developed in 4 European demonstration areas: the transboundary area of Maramures (Romania/Ukraine), the Danube Delta (Romania), the Stara Planina Mountain in Bulgaria and Ancares-Courel in Spain. In these areas work as partners of the project WWF Ukraine and WWF Romania, the National Research Institute of the Danube Delta, the Research Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystems of Bulgaria and 3edata on the Spanish side.

The list of partners is completed by Sensing Clues (coordinator), Stichting Sustainable Scale Up foundation, Stichting Dotspace, University of Wageningen, the Semantic Web Company and Semantic web Company GMBH, the University of Staffordshire and the Wildlife Forensic Academy of South Africa.