The Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation

Scientists from Brazil, Spain and Australia have joined forces in an international team to develop the most sophisticated remote monitoring system ever used to track the diminishing biodiversity of the Amazon Jungle in Brazil.

Scientists from Brazil, Spain and Australia have joined forces in an international team to develop the most sophisticated remote monitoring system ever used to track the diminishing biodiversity of the Amazon Jungle in Brazil.

Gordon and Betty Moore

Gordon and Betty Moore established the foundation to create positive outcomes for future generations. In pursuit of that vision, we foster path-breaking scientific discovery, environmental conservation, patient care improvements and preservation of the special character of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Project Providence

The Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation is supporting Project Providence, an high-tech programme that will revolutionise the way biodiversity is monitored by creating a distributed wireless sensor network of autonomous nodes throughout the jungle that continuously monitor wildlife under the canopy of the Amazon Rainforest.

Cross-programmatic grants from the foundation's science and environmental conservation teams are supporting an international collaboration to create an innovative biodiversity monitoring technology, using new sensor developments and increased power in processing modules at the scale of the Amazon rainforest. show more…