Argos’ challenges for ActInSpace 2018
ActInSpace is an innovation contest (Hackathon) initiated by the French Space Agency (CNES) uniting over 60 cities across 5 continents. This international event aims to bring together entrepreneurs, students, developers, creatives…
For 24 hours, teams will work on challenges proposed by various companies, with the support of business and technical experts, to imagine products and services, based on spatial technologies/data, that will be useful in everyone’s life.
The winning teams will be able to participate in the national and international finals and all promising projects can benefit from advice from the partner incubators and thus transform their project into a real company.
Argos is a unique worldwide location and data collection system dedicated to studying and protecting the environment.
By combining the data acquired with their location, Argos enables biologists and scientists around the world to improve their understanding of animal behavior, such as their movements, foraging strategies, reproduction and the way they adapt to their surrounding environment.
Two challenges about Argos are proposed by CLS
The Argos beacon is a unique satellite-based location and data collection system used for environmental protection. Thanks to this system, animals can be monitored (migrations, habitats, breeding grounds).
This challenge consists to imagine new ways to use Argos beacons to improve wildlife protection. You can use any type of data and environmental reports related to Argos data.
Since thirty years, thanks to Argos beacons, we were able to locate and collect data for different applications: animal tracking, fishing, oceanography, transportation… Long before Internet of Things, Argos was the Internet of space! Argos’ operation is based on a satellite constellation which collect beacon’s signals and retransmits them to receiving stations with an average revisit time of approximately one hour.
The system is poised to become even more effective with the new Argos project: IoT platform, real time, more data, bidirectional link. This challenge consists to forecast the new potential uses of this tool: connected agriculture, connected transport, fight against environmental crime…