TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPACT MONITORING
A first critical step in developing new markets for nature is the ability to measure the effectiveness of interventions. NATURAL STATE is using the latest artificial intelligence, remote sensing and cellular technology to develop a cost-effective dashboard that will enable investors, donors and auditors to monitor trends in biodiversity, carbon and development as well as human pressures. This tool will be central to nature-based solutions markets.
NATURAL STATE Dashboard
The Dashboard is initially being developed to monitor the impact of the Lewa and Ngare Ndare Restoration, Biodiversity and Development Project. It will then be tested and refined with NATURAL STATE partner organizations across Africa as well as end users such as donors, investors auditors. Finally, it will be made available to conservation and restoration projects across the tropics and subtropics. We are using aerial scans and the latest AI to assess trends in carbon, biodiversity and development. In the forested areas we deploy camera traps and acoustic sensors to monitor trends in species. To assess local benefits and attitudes toward the project, we are deploying the latest cellular technology. The Dashboard will be regularly updated and is easy to interpret. It will transform impact monitoring for both conservation and restoration, providing the data needed to help trigger nature-based solution markets. It will finally be possible to easily assess the success or failure of restoration and rewilding projects. The below dashboard is a demonstration of what we are developing. It is not based an actual data.