Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) April 26, 2013
As part of the company’s Earth Week activities, Intelesense Technologies, a visionary manufacturer of sensors and sensor management devices, has developed a case study documenting the relationship between itself and The Center for Conservation Research and Training (CCRT) in Honolulu, Hawaii.
As part of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center, the CCRT was founded in 1993 by researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa with the goal of establishing Hawaii as a “Center Of Excellence” related to integrating environmental research and technology development. Results from the Center have been used to develop and test products to be transitioned to the private sector for commercialization and broader applications impacting society as a whole.
Over the years, employees at Intelesense worked closely with researchers affiliated with the CCRT. One of the most noteworthy endeavors between the two organizations started in 2009. For this project, researchers at the University of Hawaii partnered with Intelesense to determine the impact of human activities at one of the CCRT’s primary research sites – the Waipa Valley in Kauai. As part of this collaborative effort, both organizations worked with the Waipa Foundation, a local non-profit organization, to monitor the climate in the Waipa Ahupua’a and water quality flows in the Waipa Stream to determine the impact of human activity in the area.
As a result of this effort, local residents are able to monitor climate variability in the Valley as well as water resource states in their Stream and agricultural irrigation system. In short, this capability will prove invaluable as the local community develops their plans and strategies to address the challenges of climate change in the region.
Since this project, the University of Hawaii and Intelesense have worked on a variety of other environmental research initiatives. Many of these efforts were leveraged into large proposals from independent government agencies such as the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Mike Kido, Associate Director at the CCRT, has been involved with the organization since the beginning. In a conversation with him earlier this month, he had nothing but good things to say about the alliance. According to Dr. Kido, “We [the Center] have found Intelesense to be a crucial part of our research efforts. By using the company’s technology, not only were we able to do this very quickly, we were able to gather, organize and share this information with others in real time as well.”
Dr. Kevin Montgomery, Intelesense’s CEO echoed similar sentiments. “We have enjoyed working with Mike and the Center. It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of their research and look forward to building our relationship with them going forward.”
For more information related to Intelesense or to download a copy of this case study, individuals are welcome to visit Intelesense’s Earth Week page.
Intelesense Technologies was spun-out from NASA and Stanford University. Intelesense provides global integrated monitoring products and services for a number of markets including environment/ conservation, defense/security, public sector, education, media, as well as Global 2000 companies. The company's sensor technology is currently deployed around the world, including multiple locations across Hawaii and the continental United States, Africa, the Middle East and in Asia with others coming online on a regular basis.
Intelesense Technologies is headquartered in Hawaii, with Research and Development offices in Silicon Valley, and field offices with collaborative partners worldwide.