Using Satellite Imagery for Reforestation in Madagascar
A global team of 50 AI changemakers collaborated in this high-impact 2-month challenge to build solutions for reforestation in Madagascar.
Madagascar-based impact startup Bôndy aims to build innovative reforestation solutions to create social and environmental impacts. They plant high-value species on farmer lands to develop substitutes for the remaining primary forest and to help the rural populations have more sustainable revenues.
Madagascar is the 5th poorest country in the world and faces terrific consequences due to climate change.
The project goals
For Bôndy´s partners, you will help to build a solution that is able to show more transparency.
For their farmer partners, you will help to build an AI model that will allow monitoring more effectively the lands to reforest. Indeed, planting trees is simple but making sure they will grow is more complex. For the moment Bôndy monitors trees physically, but this is not a scalable model. Together with the team, you will help to develop a solution that can combine satellite imagery, transparency, and most importantly that is precise to monitor plants.
This project involves data collection.
Why join? The uniqueness of Omdena AI Challenges
A collaborative experience you never had in your working life! For the next eight weeks, you will not only build AI solutions to make a real-world impact but also go through an entire data science project lifecycle. This covers problem scoping, data collection, and preparation, as well as modeling for deployment.
And the best part is that you will join a global and collaborative team of changemakers. Omdena AI Challenges are not a competition or hackathon but a real-world project that will take your experience of what is possible through collaboration to a new level.