Project Providence is the fruit of the joint efforts of five institutions that combined their forces and expertise to create a revolutionary method for monitoring the Amazon’s fauna.
The Brazilian institute linked to the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications, a reference throughout Brazil and around the world in the study of biodiversity and the conservation of the Amazon’s natural resources, coordinates Project Providence.
The entity is an icon in the implementation of high-tech acoustic sensors to document endangered species in the planet’s deep ocean waters. In partnership with the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Spain, the organization develops remote systems for the analysis and transmission of sound archives on a large scale.
Known around the world for holding the patent for Wi-Fi technology, the Australian federal government agency for scientific research is a specialist in long-distance data transmission.
The first higher learning institution in Brazil, inaugurated in 1909, and currently the largest university in the state of Amazonas, UFAM is contributing to Project Providence through its Institute of Computing which specializes in developing algorithms of image identification.