Instinct is bringing data to previously untapped markets to improve land management and help fight climate change. Wildfires in the U.S have increased six-fold in frequency and twelve-fold in size over just 30 years. Natural resource management industries like forestry and agriculture, conduct a variety of operations on their lands to both manage their resources and specifically to mitigate the wildfire risk. These are some of the oldest industries in the world, and have typically relied on past experience to make decisions and carry out operations. But these operations can be risky, and with climate change making environmental conditions more volatile than ever before, there isn't room for guess-work anymore. That's why Instinct is developing ground-based wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for environmental monitoring and wildfire detection. Forestry and natural resource management is largely done by hand. The telemetry platform we are creating is compatible with many different off-the-shelf sensors. Subject to data and power constraints, the system can tackle countless environmental monitoring applications. Some exciting ones we are providing to customers include soil monitoring (soil moisture, nutrients, conductivity, etc), acoustic wildlife surveying, and microclimate monitoring. On the software side, sleek and robust mobile and web apps not only allow users to view their environmental data from anywhere in real-time, but also make deployment and management of their devices incredibly easy. A versatile alarm system means users don't even need to be glued to their screens, and also means they can adapt and respond to changing environmental conditions incredibly effectively. We aim to become the one-stop shop for all environmental data needs for natural resource management industries.
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