Having worked with Dryad in the past, I am really excited to see their recent funding win.
Dryad’s technology stands to help prevent billions of tonnes of carbon emissions, while also protecting against habitat destruction, species annihilation and hundreds of billions of dollars in economic damage.
Part of Dryad’s technology is a unique, solar powered low-power wide area network designed specifically to work within the difficult conditions posed by forests.
Attached to these networks are highly sensitive solar powered devices that sniff out the tell tale signs of a fire before it is a fully fledged blaze. These sensors can detect a specific signature of gasses emitted in the pyrolysis (smouldering) stage of a fire, which can give fire crews a 60 minutes (or more) head-start in attacking the fire before it becomes a crisis.
This capability, which Dryad calls “ultra-early fire detection” has proven to be incredibly effective and has significant benefits beyond both existing terrestrial and satellite based detection.
Congrats Carsten and the Dryad team on the next milestone to achieving the impact they aspire to.
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