BioCoin.Life
 

The BioCoin.Life Foundation is a non-profit organisation, established to create a global currency that solves a critical problem: a lack of economic incentives to catalogue, map and help preserve biodiversity for the sake of maintaining a healthy planet.

This lack of an economic incentive leads to a dearth of information upon which communities, companies and governments can make rational decisions about preserving ecosystems, dealing with biosecurity issues, or even just understanding the tradeoffs that result in the context of economic development.

The collective activity of government organisations helps contribute to biodiversity data (e.g. the activities of organisations such national museums). The pro-bono activities of "citizen scientists" (and the technology developed to motivate them) also help overcome, to some extent, the dearth of biodiversity data. But these efforts are still somewhat limited compared with the magnitude of the task. In addition, the efforts of both governments and the general public tend to be concentrated in easily accessible environments, such as designated wildlife habitats or parks near urban areas.

The result is that only around two million of an estimated eight million species have been identified, and their levels of abundance and movement in local ecosystems, over time, is not well known or updated.

 

A diverse, internationally-recognised advisory panel with expertise in biodiversity, species data collection, cognitive computing, info-economics, indigenous and traditional knowledge, science communications...and more.

  DENMARK: Donald Hobern is the Executive Secretary of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, the world's central database of biodiversity data based in Copenhagen.

DENMARK: Donald Hobern is the Executive Secretary of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, the world's central database of biodiversity data based in Copenhagen.

  INDIA: Mallika Robinson is a PhD in Citizen Science and Computer Systems, and the Co-Director of QuetsaGame, a biodiversity gaming app. Mallika runs QuestaGame's India Program.

INDIA: Mallika Robinson is a PhD in Citizen Science and Computer Systems, and the Co-Director of QuetsaGame, a biodiversity gaming app. Mallika runs QuestaGame's India Program.

  AUSTRALIA: Luke Briscoe, Founder, Indigi Lab, representing 80,000 years of indigenous technology. 

AUSTRALIA: Luke Briscoe, Founder, Indigi Lab, representing 80,000 years of indigenous technology. 

  Erin Roger, Senior Scientist, Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW.

Erin Roger, Senior Scientist, Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW.

  Serge Belongie, Computer Vision Group at Cornell Tech.

Serge Belongie, Computer Vision Group at Cornell Tech.

  Scott Loarie is Co-Director of iNaturalist, a joint venture of the California Academy of Science and National Geographic. iNaturalist is based in San Francisco.

Scott Loarie is Co-Director of iNaturalist, a joint venture of the California Academy of Science and National Geographic. iNaturalist is based in San Francisco.

  Director, QuestaGame and Fellow, Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, ANU

Director, QuestaGame and Fellow, Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, ANU

  Jessie Oliver, ACSA Committee Member, Citizen Science design, Queensland University of Technology.

Jessie Oliver, ACSA Committee Member, Citizen Science design, Queensland University of Technology.

  Katina Michael, Professor, School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong.

Katina Michael, Professor, School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wollongong.

  Director, Centre of Biodiversity Analysis, Australian National University.

Director, Centre of Biodiversity Analysis, Australian National University.

  Manager, Digital Collections and Citizen Science, Australian Museum

Manager, Digital Collections and Citizen Science, Australian Museum

  Terry Hilsberg, Venture Partner, InnoHub Ventures.

Terry Hilsberg, Venture Partner, InnoHub Ventures.

  Kevin Thiele, University of Western Australia, former curator of the Western Australian Herbarium.

Kevin Thiele, University of Western Australia, former curator of the Western Australian Herbarium.

  Senior Scientist, Biodiversity Information Systems, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Senior Scientist, Biodiversity Information Systems, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

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