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Big Data at Work: The HP Earth Insights Project Launches at HP Discover

Living Wall at HP Discover BarcelonaAt HP Discover in Barcelona today, next to a living Wall of plants, HP announced an innovative collaboration with Conservation International (CI)—a leading non-governmental organization dedicated to protecting nature for people—to dramatically improve the accuracy and speed of analysis of data collection in environmental science. 

 

HP Earth Insights, delivers near-real-time analytics and is already yielding new information that indicates a decline in a significant percentage of species monitored. The project serves as an early warning system for conservation efforts, enabling proactive responses to environmental threats. 

 

HP Earth Insights applies HP’s big data technology to the ecological research being conducted across 16 tropical forests around the world by CI, the Smithsonian Institution and the Wildlife Conservation Society, as part of the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network. Data and analysis from HP Earth Insights will be shared with protected area managers to develop policies regarding hunting and other causes of species loss in these ecosystems.

 

The Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) Analytics System—a dashboard and analytics tool built by HP Enterprise Services—allows for the visualization of user-friendly, data-driven insights to be accessed anytime, anywhere.

The WPI  was built by the expertise of HP Enterprise Services and runs on HP Vertica software platform.

The WPI Analytics System harnesses the power of cutting-edge technologies to make Big Data applicable to real world problems. It speeds up TEAM Network (Tropical Ecology, Assessment and Monitoring Network -- a partnership among CI, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Smithsonian Institution and the Wildlife Conservation Society) data collection, management and analysis efforts, and its unique interface allows users to create custom WPI data sets.

 

Photo courtesy of Emily Neumann, HP

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