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Wuudis field data collection concept finalist at DatSci 2019

Wuudis Solutions service for forest damage monitoring - Data to decisions – was announced a finalist at The European DatSci and AI Awards 2019, organised in collaboration with the Big Data Value Association and Ireland's Centre for Applied AI (CeADAR) in Dublin, Ireland. The award was a continuation of big data business success, as Wuudis Solutions won second prize in Big Data Value PPP Summit in Riga last June.

Ready for take-off, Senop‘s hyperspectral camera attached to a drone, ready for vegetation and forest monitoring flight in DataBio – forestry pilot in Mikkelin, Finland (photo courtesy MHG Systems).

Finland-based Wuudis Solutions, a one-stop platform for forest management and monitoring, was competing in the category “Best use of Data Science in a Start-up /SME” demonstrating Wuudis concept for field data collection scaling to any kind of field data collection and interfacing with authority and 3rd party IT-systems via standard procedures.

Entries to this award must showcase how they have applied data science as part of a live implementation. The judging panel consisted of over 25 Data Science Leaders from across industry and academia to ensure transparency and fairness across the competition.

DataBio spinout

The Wuudis concept was developed as a part of EU-funded DataBio and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland funded key project for forest digitalization, and launched in November 2018 known as Laatumetsä app for Finnish Forest Centre for crowdsourced forest damage data collection and care works quality monitoring for subsidy payment to forest owners.

Our forests globally are in danger and Wuudis Solutions is in a mission to combat that through open and big data and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, said Seppo Huurinainen, CEO of Wuudis Solutions.

The DatSci 2019 Awards demonstrates and celebrates the Power of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in driving real business, educational and social outcomes.

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