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Bat3data ®

3D tracking of bats.

To contribute to the protection of bats, Egis has developed Bat3Data®, an innovative tool used to identify the different species of bats, track them and model their trajectories in 3D. Developed in partnership with Cyberio (a company specialising in signal analysis), the Bat3Data® tool is used to track and monitor the typical behaviour of bats in their natural environment. This 3D geolocalised trajectography process (ground and altitude coordinates) is based on sound recordings on the ground, using a network of sensors, followed by computer processing of the signals received. By tracking the flight paths of bats, Bat3Data® helps to design suitable measures for avoiding possible collisions (installation of bat bridges, flight path guidance to help bats during flight, etc.). By improving knowledge of each species, the tool is also able to offer eco-design solutions for future projects such as road infrastructure, wind turbines, urban development, and more.

As part of the Enterprises & Environment Award 2014 awarded by the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and the ADEME (a French Environmental and Energy agency), Egis won the jury’s “Biodiversity and Business” award for its 3D tool for tracking bats, Bat3Data ®.

From left to right: Hippolyte Pouchelle, Environmental Engineer at Egis and Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy
From left to right: Hippolyte Pouchelle, Environmental Engineer at Egis and Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

 

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