Calgary, Boglay Scher, Horsely discussed on Ologies



So in downtown Calgary, they're building a park that looks like the glacier that we're protecting and all the movement and melting and everything is translated to lights and sounds to that park. So people will end up seeing that that glacier's melting over and and the reason why the people of Calgary cares because that glaciers named the Boglay Scher the Boglay Scher feeds the bow river, which ultimately flows right through Calgary. So once that glacier melts, it's going to impact that people there because they're going to have a dry river now it's not gonna flow anymore. So imagine a sleek modern building in downtown Calgary. A series of vertical light tubes display, almost like an EKG of glacier shifts and cracks and pops and movement. While all these ambient sounds play in a line of speakers nearby without context, you just like walk through me like, oh, this trippy with context, knowing that this glacier is melting in real time at an alarming rate. You're like, once Eck while I sing to my knees and Horsely cry into my scarf as one does. So what happens when people see? Oh shit, our glacier's melting. Like does that mean that different legislation gets put in place? Is that mean like what? What practical things do they do to be like, we're going to save this glacier. Yeah, I mean, part of what we like to do with its two ways. One is when we collect this sort of data like like glacier data or other types of animal data, we always go to work with the governments who are involved with it to show them. This is this is what's happening real time and allow them to use that data doodoo something good. But we also like to. I put it online for people to see because if people see this kind of ever for information get excited about it, that can lead to additional pressure that can you know, try and force the government to do what's right when it comes to that sort of thing. And so those are the two pronged approach. We like to take on things. And then tell me about some other technologies. Guess. So another technology that we're we're working on right now is GPS tracking of animals. So a lot of scientists they like to put these tags on animals to understand where animals are going it. The great thing about putting tag like that on an animal is that once the researchers leave, then the animal starts acting actually how the animal acts when people aren't around. It's like when you bid your lover at you for the day. And then once in solitude, you can finally fart and we could start to learn some really interesting things about them. Researchers have been tagging animals for a very long time, but the tags that they use are made by just a handful of companies and they're very expensive. I have one over here that if you wanted to buy, it would cost you five thousand dollars to yet. He's the radio callers like you see on 'Pumas and they're very huge and they have like a big tennis sticking out. Yeah. Yeah. I mean th the one I have is not is not very huge. It's pretty small, but it does have a big antenna sticking out of it. And yeah, that's exactly what they are now. They're made their, they cost five thousand dollars because they're just made. By a handful of companies that have kind of cornered the market. But the amazing thing is we could use that same technology that we use for other reasons, the smartphone technology, and the make technology to create low cost versions of these open source version. So we've been working with some other collaborators that are also in the conservation technology space to develop these sorts of tags. Suicide. Note later this year Shaw is just casually heading to Belize and Arctic to tag sharks and sperm whales just in case you need like a dream job for.

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