BeeOmonitoring combines nature (bees acting as drones to collect billions of environmental samples on large surfaces) and technology (software processing the data). Through the analysis of samples, BeeOdiversity can identify, source and assess the level of pollutants (25 heavy metals, 523 pesticides, nitrates, PAH, dioxins, GMO, radio-activity) and take stock of biodiversity. BeeOmonitoring makes it possible to (i) monitor industrial and agricultural pollution; (ii) assess the quality/diversity of plants; (iii) make targeted improvement decisions; and (iv) involve local communities to enhance biodiversity. No other method can monitor so many pollutants and provide biodiversity metrics as efficiently.

2020 SIT 2nd Prize General Category

Sectors: Climate and Environment

Country: Belgium

Country(ies) of implementation: Belgium