The fields of remote sensing, landscape ecology and quantitative ecology are rapidly evolving and becoming ever-more specialized. While the proliferation of freeware products such as Google Earth Engine, program R and QGIS has the potential to democratize many aspects of research and analysis, maintaining knowledge of the potential of such tools may be a specialization unto itself.
Panthera created the Applied Science program to help our conservation programs use the latest advances across science and technology to maximize our impact for cats. Applied Science eliminates duplication across species programs, coordinates and assists with research efforts and facilitates collaboration across Panthera. Applied Science contains two main themes: remote sensing/GIS and landscape/quantitative ecology. By providing core products (remote sensing and biometrics) and connecting Panthera scientists with complimentary analytical skills, Applied Science benefits both Conservation Science and Conservation Action.