The Tula Foundation is building one of the world’s foremost long term environmental research programs.
In 2010 the Tula Foundation embarked on a massive undertaking to create a body of scientific data covering the coastal margin of BC. The premise for this project was that there has been sparse research in this geographic area, and therefore no comprehensive understanding of its ecological processes.
A new way of research was to heavily utilize sensor technologies and create a high definition data stream accessible to researchers at any location. This new methodology would fuse researchers to their data in near real-time, and to other scientists in a web of collaborative exploration.
To date, we’ve designed and installed 40 different monitoring stations. These stations provide a data stream for many fields of research: hydrology, meteorology, biogeochemistry, oceanography, terrestrial ecology and more.