Date: 14 & 15 December
Location: JADS Mariënburg Campus, Den Bosch
More information: https://www.farmhack.nl/activiteiten/big-data-for-bees/
Who is who / Introductions: Who is Who at the Big Data for Bees Hackathon
Welcome at the BigData4Bees forum! On the 14th and 15th of December, at the Campus of the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, we will be delving into Big Data and Bees with teams committed to building data driven solutions using big data technologies to help save the bees. The 30 hour hackathon is part of the “
National Bee Strategy”. Challenges
The decision support for beekeepers challenge will focus on honey bees. What are the relevant relationships with environmental factors, and how can they be translated into a tool that helps beekeepers to optimise choosing hives locations? This also may be relevant for agriculture, and crop growers who depend on pollinators.
If the suitability is low, the question becomes what can be done about it. For example: different mowing strategies by municipalities, tree planting strategies to optimise g…
We have a data set that contains 18,000 observations with pictures of bumblebees, collected in the last 15 year on Waarneming.nl. This challenge however is not targeted at the bumblebees in the pictures, but at the many unidentified flowers in the background.
We have already enriched the data set with machine prediction of “phenology” (flowering, vegetative, “no plant”), based on manual annotations (~2,500) and predictions (18,000) using the NOUS platform (
https://cosmonio.com/) and a first id…
There are many interesting initiatives on bees, by ngo’s, civilians, farmers and many others. In some instances, initiatives are strongholds of public - private collaborations, aiming for regional bee friendly green infrastructures. This is what we are aiming for as
Groene Cirkels Bijenlandschap. Our efforts have already resulted in an increase in the number of bee species by 34% in three years! Our initiative is ready to scale up, the Province of Zuid Holland wants to see our approach implement…
Green Infrastructure Challenge
This challenge focuses on contractors, builders, infrastructural companies and local governments. Their activities influence the design and maintenance of our living environment and determine our future landscapes. Bee-friendly green infrastructure and public spaces could make a huge contribution to the recovery of Dutch wild bees and other biodiversity.
The good news is that these organisations and companies want to be involved and are ready to make a positive c…
The idea is to empower the large number of societal and other initiatives that want to do ‘something’ for bees, but lack practical knowledge about soil-plant-bee-relations and bee friendly management. The necessary data and knowledge is available, but scattered in institutions and around the internet.
The idea is to build a serious game that allows users learn about relevant soil, plant and bee relations and bee friendly management. And even induce (regional) collaboration and finetun…
We need smart rewarding schemes to support farmers for nature inclusive farming. The Biodiversity Monitor for Dairy Farming uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure the environmental performance of dairy farms. If we can measure it, we can reward farmers for their performance for nature and contribute to new business models for farmers.
An important indicator is herb rich grassland, which also has a positive effect on aboveground biodiversity, such as nectar as food for bees. Earlier t…
We will use the forum to communicate on hackathon challenges and relevant documentation. It allows us to work openly and collaboratively, even tapping into knowledge and creativity of people that want to support the effort remotely.
Partly as preparation for the hackathon there were two workshops. One with experts (report) and one with partners of the National Bee strategy. An overview of the presentations that were given to kick start the second workshop:
workshop overview [PDF] (including the Naturalis pitch for the hackathon)
introduction into Big Data [PDF] by data science bureau Landscape
introduction into Hackathons [PDF] by FarmHack
Herbee pitch [PDF] on biodiversity, agriculture and a dashboard for farmers
BirdsAI pitch [PDF] on earth monitoring for compliance, impact and risk assessment