• Submitted by: ARBOREM
  • Primary SD area: Biodiversity, Forests and other Ecosystems
  • Keywords: software, technology, biodiversity mapping, remote sensoring
  • Location: Sao Paulo, Recife, Brazil
  • Date of completion: 31 Dec 2013
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Deliverables & Resources
Biodiversity Mapping & Remote Ecosystem Sensoring Using Proprietary Technology

Organization(s) making commitment

iGRF (Instituto Genômico de Recursos Florestais)
AGP (AeroGeoPhysica Latinoamerica)

Achievement of Commitment

Arborem is developing software and technology for identifying, mapping and monitoring biodiversity focusing on virgin and degraded native forestry. On the ground remote sensoring, aerial technology and unique analytical software enable us to track the ebb and flow of biodiversity in almost any environment. When fully developed we will be able to preserve the integrity of bio-reserves and detect unwanted interventions. We are currently using this for the mapping of areas of land reform but the aim is to apply the technology as a tool in the regeneration, reforestation and remote monitoring of all Brazil’s native habitats.

How this will be achieved

With its experience in biodiversity, native forestry, sustainable management and with a development team in Recife as well as Sao Paulo, Arborem is able to develop its unique methodology. We have developed and continue to evolve our advanced proprietary mapping technology, and real-time remote sensoring together with the iGRF (Instituto Genômico de Recursos Florestais) and AGP (AeroGeoPhysica Latinoamerica).
Through static and cronologial biodiversity mapping we can offer natural resource exploration companies a precise scientific instrument measuring environmental impact. Aerial mapping and proprietary software enable us to identify and monitor different tree species in the rainforest.
AGP is part of Arborem’s controlling group which also controls PETRA Energia, Latin America’s largest privately held oil & gas company. The iGRF is a Brazilian genetic research institute focused on plant genomes and forestry resources. Arborem’s international collaboration in this area is led by Charles Frewen a lifelong campaigner and supporter of the Brazilian Rainforest and Cerrado

Deliverable Date
Results of first pilot project using 50 remote sensors and locations Dec 2013
Software product in Use Jun 2012
Remote Sensoring Mapping Jun 2013

Resources devoted to delivery
Type Details
Staff / Technical expertise programmers, Field Team, admin
In-kind contribution use of AGP proprietary airplane Caravan 2011
In-kind contribution sensors and other hardware
Other, please specify Commitment value in cash and in kind US$2 million
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