[ESIP-all] FW: A $1 million prize for the best method to map peatlands

Brian Wee bwee at neoninc.org
Sun Feb 21 08:50:23 EST 2016

Hello ESIP community, if any of the following keywords / concepts map to your area of interest, you may want to check out the announcement below: remote sensing, bio-geophysical property retrieval, crowd sourcing, carbon cycle.

From: Sada Naegelin
Subject: A $1 million prize for the best method to map peatlands
Date: February 19, 2016 at 7:52:00 PM EST

The Indonesian Peat Prize is an ambitious, collaborative prize for finding a more accurate, faster and affordable method of mapping the extent and thickness of Indonesian peatlands. A $1 million prize purse will be awarded to the winning team along with their invaluable contributions to establishing a better national standard for mapping peatlands in Indonesia.

The goal of the Indonesian Peat Prize is not to make a perfect map of peatland, but to quickly find the most useful technology and methodology (solution) possible for mapping. Usefulness is determined by the degree to which a map is accurate, affordable and quick to create. A successful prize will identify a transparent, credible and location-agnostic methodology for mapping Indonesian peatland extent and thickness.

Students, engineers, consultants, product directors, scientists, research institutions, companies, universities, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations—anyone with a great idea who meets the criteria is invited to join. People or teams from around the world can join forces with Indonesian partners.

The prize is co-hosted by the Indonesian Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) and the Packard Foundation. For more detailed information on the prize and how teams can register, please visit www.indonesianpeatprize.com<http://www.indonesianpeatprize.com/>.

We'd very much appreciate it if you would share the Indonesian Peat Prize with the remote sensing community. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Best regards,
Sada Naegelin <sada at indonesianpeatprize.com<mailto:sada at indonesianpeatprize.com>>
Prize Outreach
Indonesian Peat Prize

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