Conservation from Above: Fall 2021 Lens Webinar Series

By Allegra Wrocklage on August 25, 2021

Upstream Tech's Lens is a web application that supports organizations in monitoring and assessing protected areas, restoration projects, and working lands. This all-in-one tool gives everyone in your organization eyes on the ground with aggregated satellite, aerial, and environmental data and a powerful workflow for collaborative analysis and reporting. Join our fall webinar series to learn more about how land trusts, project developers, and conservation organizations use Lens to monitor and gain insights on millions of acres.

Photo credit: Nathan Anderson (Unsplash) Photo credit: Nathan Anderson (Unsplash)

Seeing Conservation More Clearly: Efficient and Effective Remote Assessment with Lens

September 21, 2:00-2:45 ET / 11:00-11:45 PT

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Experience how the ease of remote assessment with Lens can take your conservation, stewardship, and restoration work to the next level. First, we’ll introduce Lens and the remote sensing data sources available through it. Then, we’ll show a live demonstration of how Lens can be used to understand environmental changes and improve management. We’ll share several examples of how Lens makes it easy to access high-quality imagery at the frequency of your needs. These include performing historical analysis to understand past conditions on a landscape, tracking long-term trends like forest regrowth or wetland restoration, and assessing rapid changes like forest fires or pest infestations. Finally, we’ll have time for Q&A and discussion with attendees.

Artificial Intelligence for Forest and Wildfire Monitoring with Salo Sciences

September 28th, 2:00-3:00 ET / 11:00-12:00 PT

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We introduce Upstream Tech’s partnership with Salo Sciences and how it enables AI-derived forest data layers such as wildfire risk, canopy coverage, canopy height, and more to be displayed in Lens. First, Salo Sciences will discuss how they developed the California Forest Observatory. This data-driven forest monitoring system maps three-dimensional forest attributes and the drivers of wildfire hazard across the state—including forest fuels structure, weather, topography, and infrastructure—from space. Then, Upstream Tech will provide a live demo to show how Salo Science’s AI-derived forest data layers are displayed in Lens, highlighting the various ways that Lens can be used to monitor forests. While this data is currently only available to Lens users in California, Salo Sciences is currently working to expand its coverage to Washington, Oregon, and eventually the rest of the United States. We’ll also have time for Q&A and discussion with attendees.

Getting the Lay of the Land: Remote Monitoring for Land Trusts with Lens

Option 1 - October 19th, 2:00-2:30 ET / 11:00-11:30 PT

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Option 2 - October 21st, 2:00-2:30 ET / 11:00-11:30 PT

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Learn about how Lens empowers land trusts and conservation partners to take their monitoring to the next level. We'll kick off with an introduction to the basics of remote monitoring, then put these concepts into action through a live demonstration of Lens' remote monitoring workflow. You'll see what it's like to view a property in Lens and learn about the tools your team can use to collaboratively accomplish your monitoring needs—from adding in your on-the-ground observations to generating reports that are compliant with Land Trust Standards and Practices. We’ll also have time for Q&A and discussion with attendees.

Understanding Vegetation and Landscape Conditions Using Lens

November 16th, 2:00-2:45 ET / 11:00-11:45 PT

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Learn the basics of how Lens can be used to gain insights into vegetation conditions, trends, and changes on your properties. We'll kick off with an introduction to remote assessment for vegetation, including an introduction to Lens’ vegetation layer and how it can be used to interpret changes over time. We’ll also review other layers in Lens that shed light on vegetative conditions. Then, we'll put these concepts into action through a live demonstration of Lens' remote monitoring workflow. We’ll draw examples from forest and wetland management, followed by time for questions and discussion.