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Planet Watch: raise awareness about ecological issues

In 2021, on the occasion of COP26, Enlaps launched its initiative Planet Watch by Enlaps, a call for projects aimed at glaciologists worldwide to visually demonstrate the progression of global warming. Timelapse technology is commonly employed for monitoring glaciers within the research field.

Planet Watch by Enlaps equips international glaciologists with ten of its Tikee cameras, along with complimentary access to the myTikee cloud platform.

The objective of this initiative is to produce a collaborative and educational map, accessible to the entire scientific community, policymakers, and global citizens.

This project call seeks to heighten public awareness concerning ecological matters, bolster international ventures, and supply researchers around the globe with exclusive and valuable data.

On October 31, 2021, the speech by Heidi Sevestre (glaciologist, Director of Communications at ICPP, Project Coordinator at AMAP) during COP26, initiated the Planet Watch project invitation by Enlaps. Participants had until January 15, 2022, to submit their applications online and present projects that are at most carbon-neutral and advantageous to the global scientific community.

The panel, consisting of Antoine Auberton (CEO of Enlaps), Heidi Sevestre, Luc Moreau (glaciologist affiliated with the Edytem CNRS laboratory), Yann Arthus-Bertrand (President of the Good Planet Foundation), and Sophie Szopa (research director at the climate and environment laboratory, contributor to the IPCC Group 1 report), chose the ten projects based on their scientific value, the symbolic significance of the selected site, and their technical viability.

Navigate through the different projects of the first edition of Planet Watch by Enlaps

Open the menu at the top right to switch glaciers and explore the different viewpoints observed.

About the 10 winning projects

Click on the markers to see the description of each project

The Jury

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    Heidi SEVESTRE

    Glaciologist, Head of Communication at the ICPP, Coordinator of the AMAP project

    "I am proud to be associated with this initiative for the advancement our science, and also to make it accessible to the widest audience! Having installed Tikeunited States dollarxy cameras in the Arctic and around tropical glaciers, I know the impact that these time lapses can have on decision-makers and the general public."

  • Luc MOREAU

    Glaciologue associé au laboratoire Edytem du CNRS

    "Nous sommes tous responsables et savons aujourd’hui, car tout est “lié”, “connecté” sur notre planète, que nous avons fait des erreurs, car la Nature nous parle, nos glaciers diminuent de manière exponentielle, les animaux disparaissent, l’eau douce propre se raréfie (1% de l’eau sur Terre), l’air devient souvent irrespirable dans les villes. Nous consommons 1,7 planète chaque année, et nous n’en avons pas d'autres. Nous voyons nos erreurs, réparons les car il reste beaucoup de choses à préserver pour le bien être de la VIE, les solutions sont là, développons les !"

  • Yann ARTHUS-BERTRAND

    Président et fondateur, Fondation Good Planet

    "Ravi d’être partenaire avec ma Fondation GoodPlanet sur ce projet essentiel. Source de 70% de l’eau douce sur terre, ces géants de glace, si essentiels à la vie, sont les premiers témoins du réchauffement global de notre planète."

  • Antoine AUBERTON

    PDG, Enlaps

    "La protection de l'environnement a toujours fait partie des valeurs d'Enlaps. Le fait d'être installés au cœur des montagnes nous a permis d'établir un dialogue naturel avec les glaciologues qui utilisent notre solution Tikee (Time Keeper pour gardien du temps). Au cours de nos échanges, la question de l'analyse de l’impact du réchauffement climatique s'est imposée à nous comme une évidence. Le dernier rapport GIEC manifeste de cette urgence, et c'est dans cet esprit que nous avons souhaité contribuer à cette mobilisation et prise de conscience au travers de l’initiative Planet Watch."

  • Sophie SZOPA

    Chercheuse au laboratoire climat et environnement, auteure pour le GIEC

    "Depuis quelques décennies, la fonte des glaciers se produit partout dans le monde. Le dernier rapport du GIEC montre que cette perte généralisée est sans précédent depuis au moins 2000 ans. Ce projet contribuera à rendre perceptible ces changements dans des milieux difficiles d’accès et à laisser des témoignages visuels de cette perte pour les générations futures."

Researchers in the United States have complimentary access to a plethora of resources, including a standalone Tikee 3 PRO camera that's connected via 4G to the SaaS cloud platform for editing, analysis, and sharing on myTikee. This also includes scientific support and technical recommendations. The Tikee 3 PRO solution by Enlaps, which is self-sufficient in energy due to the inclusion of photovoltaic panels, and allows for remote data sharing, significantly aids in research endeavors. As of now, Enlaps' Tikee technology is being used to study and analyze glaciers worldwide—locations such as Santa Isabel in Colombia, Fellaria in Italy, Combe Maudite in France, Heinabergjokull in Iceland, among others.

The jury members will focus on ensuring that the data is clear and comprehensible to all citizens and policy makers in the US. Furthermore, this data will act as a vital source of information for scientists globally, necessitating the collection of as much data as possible to enhance their analyses and recommendations. The goal of this digital mapping is to increase its scope annually, to eventually encompass a substantial portion of the Earth's cryosphere.

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