SMART PREVENTION OF FOREST DAMAGE
Bio-technical IoT Solution
Due to perfect conditions in recent years, the bark beetle reproduces rapidly. Entire forests are infested by it and die off. This IoT monitoring solution helps to detect the infestation at an early stage and initiate countermeasures.
Manual monitoring solutions to detect a new bark beetle infestation are very work-intensive and time-consuming. Traps located around forests need to be manually controlled up to 30 times during the year. High personnel costs and limited accessibility lead to delays in countermeasures.
The new generation of the biotechnical IoT traps developed is equipped with a smart counting device. Data about population density and swarming behaviour is collected and sent to the Cloud. Forest rangers can have access to it remotely.