Drones 4 Sustainable Forestry & Urban Green Challenge

Challenge

How do we use high-resolution drone data to protect forests and urban green spaces? We challenged our Crowddroners with a mission to showcase the infinite ways drone data is a vital tool within forestry. The Crowddroning operators sent us their data highlighting problems in the forests in their home country. The submissions speak for themselves; drone data provide vital insights into protecting the forest, benefit the stakeholders and enhance the lives of the local communities.

The winners in each category are presented below.

Winners in the Social Impact Category (selected by GLOBHE & DroneDeploy):

Gove DePuy

1st place

The winning entry had to have the most inspiring impact story - whether it impacts climate, wildlife, or humanity. The winning team, Crowddroners Gove DePuy and Ari Saaski, highlighted groundwater depletion in the Indonesian island of Bali, showcasing reforestation efforts to improve water retention on the island.
Ari Saaski

1st place (Ari and Gove worked as a team)

Paulo Ruiz

2nd place

Yamikani Nyoni

3rd place

Winners in the Forest Champion category (selected by GLOBHE & Treedom):

Jan Wagener

1st place

This winning entry is selected on the best-submitted photo and best storytelling. Crowddroner Jan Wagener effectively depicts the devastation of the spruce bark beetle in the forest close to his hometown in central Germany.
Femi Adekoya

2nd place

David Michael Udoh

3rd place

Winners in the Best Showcase Photo (selected by GLOBHE & GEO University):

Isabelle Nyroth

1st place

This winning entry is selected for the most beautiful forest photo. Crowddroner Isabelle Nyroth captured drone images to aid in wildlife movement patterns in a forest south of Stockholm, Sweden.
Bauleni Bvumbwe

2nd place

Drone Service Niger

3rd place

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The Crowddroners

Adja Aminata Mbengue

Senegal

Mohamad Alnasser

Sweden

Mutungi Timothy

Uganda

Kabita Kunwar

Nepal

Emmanuel Adiba

Uganda

Michal Praski

Poland

Tchoou Paul Gnassingbe

Togo

Isabelle Nyroth

Sweden

Drone Service Niger

Benin

Paulo Ruiz Cubillo

Costa Rica

Omoyeni Dara

Nigeria

Ari Saaski

Indonesia

Gove DePuy

Indonesia

Armel semahuna

Sweden

Fredrick Onyango

Kenya

Femi Adekoya

Nigeria

Jan Wagener

Germany

Sunil Bogati

Nepal

Renato Jr Andang Retiro

The Philippines

Fredrik Persson

Sweden

Emmanuel Richard Nasolwa

Tanzania

Yamikani Nyoni

Malawi

Tadala Makuluni

Malawi

Hope Kelvin Chilunga

Malawi

Raymond Chigamba

Malawi

Otete Mandela

Nigeria

Bauleni Bvumbwe

Malawi