Description/achievement of initiative
Understand and develop rapid response to climate change relief, either in disaster scenarios and climate increases, through mapping and advanced data analysisi and technology.
Evidence suggests that a temperature increase will affect the very sensitive coral ecosystems so that an early alert system such as the one wgdesign and partners are developing will assist in halting damage by bleaching of the coral reef and decline in the reef population. The reef population is a very important ecosystem, with several species dependent on it for their habitat and other protective services such as coastline erosion.Wgdesign is a technology firm with experience in the design and implementation of software products. It specializes in forecasting and probability, with partners Nupic and Esri mapping, we will continue to develop the product. This is also dependant on the original project development with the FishHackathon. The project was developed with other funding interests. This technology application can be used very easily in a vessel designed for oceanic watching, eco-servicing, etc. Data is furnished through several oceanic agency, and weather services including N.A.S.A.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
wgdesign is involved with several humanitarian and community-based action groups with multiple levels of experience. More importantly we want to develop a more open, horizontal, technology-based grid to assist with several issues as mentioned above. We welcome the opportunity to discuss technology and humanitarian development strategy and implementation, and also lab development scenarios.
Esri, mapping services, UN data, Humanitarian Data Exchange, W.H.O. and World Bank, Redis Cloud Computing, Mongo DB, IBM, Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation, African Academy of Sciences