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We simplify environmental data collection to quantify and support the impact of turtle conservation initiatives

OUR STORY

Nesting Safe hatched in 2014, during a hands-on nest monitoring trip along the coveted Mediterranean nesting beaches. The concept was validated with renowned conservation experts, paving the way for a digital solution that incorporates all the nesting events with automated mapping of nest sites, false crawls and predators.

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From Paper to Digital

Nesting Safe created a digital solution that addresses the scientific and organizational needs in turtle conservation, by creating a software platform that can collect, store and map nesting events, as opposed to the traditional pen and paper methods of storing and transferring data manually, or marking nests with sticks that end up as firewood.

A platform based on a client-driven solution

Our strength is the ability to translate your ecological monitoring needs into a management solution that allows all users to enter nesting events and to secure the critical data, from beach to platform.
Existing data sensors have limited range or must be retrieved after the nest is empty. Our engineers created wireless sensors that collect, store and transmit nest temperature from 1m depth, on demand.
Nesting Safe’s patent-pending communication system and environmental sensors for turtle conservation, help monitor the effects of global warming on egg survival during incubation.

FOUNDERS

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John Bonardelli

PhD Marine Ecology, Coastal Oceanography

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Marc Larin

Electrical Engineering

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OUR TEAM

At Nesting Safe, we integrate a highly skilled team of engineers and developpers to customise your version of the platform.

We help our clients seamlessly collect, map and visualize their data with a trusted offline solution that functions directly on the beach
Engineers

Our dedicated engineering team developed an advanced proprietary wireless communication system that can store and transmit environmental data through sand, on the specific request of the scientific requirements for monitoring turtle nest temperatures and humidity.


The CRADAL (Concealed RADio Activated Localisation) sensors have capabilities in transmitting data on demand when the user patrols the beach.

Marc Larin, CCO.
Responding to ecological data management

We recognize the knowledge and expertise of beach permit holders, managers and conservation scientists. The development of our turtle nest monitoring system is based on the input of this field expertise.


Our strength is the ability to translate the ecological monitoring requirements into a customized platform that allows all users to enter nesting events and to secure the critical data, from beach to platform.

John Bonardelli, PhD, CEO
Developers

"All the data is related to a singular goal, monitoring the nests on a beach”.

René

Our solution permits multiple teams to collect different data on a specific nest over the lifetime of the incubation. Sporadic collaborative data is collected without needing to rely on outside infrastructure; without needing a constant internet connection. Unlike Google docs, for example, where we are able edit the entirety of the same document at the same time: there must be a constant internet connection. What Nesting Safe does is a similar idea, but without the need for a constant connection, which allows our inputs to be sporadic and reliable.

“The truth is, we do... magic!”.

Félix

Each part of the system, taken alone, is not that impressive. It's the cohesive union of every part that enables the tablet to work offline and synchronize the collaborative data back again to all the tablets after that. This is the most impressive aspect.

René Léveillée & Félix Brunet
Senior Developers
We are a growing team!
If you are an engineer, biologist, designer looking to make a difference.

CORE VALUES

Transparency 

Efficiency 

Trust

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IMPACT ON SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION

1 in 1000 turtles survive

On the beach, hatchlings must escape natural predators like birds, crabs, raccoons, and foxes to make it to the sea. Once in the water, hatchlings are consumed by seabirds and fish.

110 Million years

Sea turtles are ancient species, having been around since the time of the dinosaurs — about 110 million years.

Females > Males

For years now researchers have warned that climate change will cause sea turtle nests to heat up, producing more females than males. In some locations, eggs are cooking in the nest

Climate Change

Sea level rise is eroding and destroying turtle beach habitats. Warming oceans will change ocean currents, potentially impacting food resources and coastal habitats.

Sea turtle conservation is actively managed throughout the globe.

However, the methods available for collecting data to monitor turtle nesting populations are time-consuming. Existing data platforms are no longer meeting the technological requirements and modern software standards for filtering, displaying, sharing and reporting data to multiple entities.

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Collection of large sets of habitat data can now be linked to each nesting event for each individual turtle and to the seasonal changes on a beach. The scientific advantage of this technology is such that this data platform will allow conservation management to look at global habitat trends in relation to individual, site-specific, and species-wide nesting activity.

 

OUR PARTNERS