TRAINING

The Smart Parks system and associated technology is focussed at assisting rangers, park managers, communities and researchers to protect wildlife and conservation activities. Smart Parks offers several training modules that cover the use of the tools, more in depth technology knowledge and practical skills, to promote using the Smart Parks system in its full potential.

 

Below, the four modules – User module, End-to-End module, Infrastructure module and LoRaWAN module – and the option for a demonstration event, are briefly described.

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Smart Parks User module

for users

goal

Using the Smart Parks system tools effectively in the field

For who? 

For people using the Smart Parks system tools in the field

What?

This practical Smart Parks user module is focussed on training how to use the various tools supported by the Smart Parks system. Including the use of end-user applications such as EarthRanger and the Cybertracker app. With short lectures, practical assignments and direct implementation, the usage of these tools is explained and practiced.

Duration? 

1 day

Smart Parks End-to-End module

for administrators and installers

goal

Understanding how the sensor data gets through the Smart Parks system

For who?

For more advanced administrators and tech-savvy installers

What?

This Smart Parks End-to-End module is focussed on the more advanced in depth knowledge of how the sensor data “flows” through there Smart Parks system – how does the sensor data get to your end-user applications? Extensive explanation on the LoRaWAN servers, data-crunching tools and how to set up sensors in your network are included.

Duration?

1 day

Smart Parks Infrastructure module

For installers

goal

Practical skills and knowledge on how the Smart Parks infrastructure is built and maintained

For who?

For the people who built and maintain the physical network infrastructure

What?

This Smart Parks Infrastructure model is set up to transfer practical skills and knowledge on how a Smart Parks infrastructure is build and how to maintain it. The site installations, including the solar stations and the network backbone,  are explained. So is the equipment in the server room. How does the equipment work and what to do when something breaks?

Duration?

1 day

Smart Parks LoRaWAN module

For system integrators

goal

In depth knowledge on how the LoRaWAN protocol and associated technology can be used for conservation

For who?

For individuals or organisations, that integrate the LoRaWAN technology as a tool for conservation

What?

This Smart Parks LoRaWAN module is created to provide system integrators with in depth knowledge about LoRa, the LoRaWAN protocol and its value for wildlife protection and conservation purposes.

Duration? 

1 or 2 days

Smart Parks Demonstration event

For all interested

goal

Demonstrate the value of the Smart Parks system to protect wildlife and enhance conservation

For who?

For all individuals, organisations, reserves, conservancies, agencies, protected areas, research parties etc. interested in the Smart Parks technology.

What?

During this event, the Smart Parks system will be demonstrated. The different sensor devices will be discussed, the working of the system, the implementation and the value for wildlife protection and conservation activities are presented.

Duration? 

1 day