The project will consider two scenarios where the WiSE platform is evaluated allowing users and technology experts to explore the impact of the advanced digital technology and communications infrastructure. This user involvement is crucial to ensuring the platform is appropriate, and sufficiently flexible to address real-world needs.

In Scenario 1, the WiSE platform will provide land managers with information about the ecological impact of leaving deer carcasses on remote, upland areas. This will provide insight into the techniques required for monitoring, while data will be used to help assess the commercial and ecological viability of the new approach. You can read more about this scenario here.

In Scenario 2, a partner will be recruited to the project, with work co-funded with partnership funds; the collaborating company will also participate in stakeholder groups. This scenario will be selected to ensure the platform is sufficiently flexible to support a range of application uses – and hence optimise the potential for transfer to other application domains.

The research described here is supported by the award made by the RCUK Digital Economy programme to the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub; award reference: EP/G066051/1.