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  • Writer's pictureSimplexDNA team

We are witnessing in real time biodiversity monitoring pivoting towards eDNA, a transition highlighted at the recent GEO BON Conference “Monitoring Biodiversity for Action” in Montreal, Canada. This revolutionary technology escalates our capability to detect species at any given location marking a substantial advancement in data for biodiversity conservation efforts.

The fusion of breakthroughs in molecular biology with plummeting costs of technology are positioning eDNA as a linchpin in generating critical biodiversity data. This transformation is happening within the GEO BON community, which convenes top scientific experts in biodiversity monitoring. GEO BON, a keystone organization for orchestrating biodiversity observations, underpins our endeavor to mitigate the detrimental impacts of human activities on species and ecosystems.

The consensus is clear: transitioning to eDNA monitoring is inevitable and urgent. Miguel Fernandez, emphasized: “The transition to eDNA technology for monitoring is not a question of ‘if’, but ‘when’, and the sooner the better for biodiversity." The cost-effectiveness of eDNA has begun to eclipse conventional technologies, creating greater efforts and thinking even at global scales for biodiversity monitoring. eDNA biodiversity monitoring is attracting the attention of private sectors and governments, aligning with their sustainability and biodiversity conservation agendas.

Kristy Deiner presented our plans to soon launch a perpetually funded eDNA monitoring system financed by investment in Franklin tokens. The reception was inquisitive and exciting since most in this space are not looking to Blockchain for solutions. Thus it was a welcomed new thought. “We have a lot of work to do to build a global biodiversity monitoring system, and eDNA data will be a part of this larger tech stack” said Deiner.

By decade's end, eDNA is anticipated to dominate the global biodiversity monitoring market, an assertion substantiated by its growing adoption, as seen in the surge of eDNA-centric presentations at GEO BON compared to five years ago.

This positive trajectory is a beacon of hope for policymakers navigating the biodiversity crisis. The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, endorsed by nearly 200 countries, outlines an ambitious agenda towards harmonizing human existence with nature by 2050. Central to this goal is robust biodiversity monitoring, underscored at COP15, which spotlighted eDNA as a pivotal tool.

Despite the headway, establishing a sustainable framework for continuous biodiversity monitoring remains a challenge. Success hinges on tripling both the volume of data and the pace at which it's collected globally, underscoring the essential role of eDNA in safeguarding our planet's biodiversity.

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  • Writer's pictureSimplexDNA team

Great news! We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected to participate in the 2023 cohort of the RESPOND Accelerator program. This is a big honor for us, and we can't wait to get going. RESPOND is a massive opportunity for us to take this mission to the next level. Over the next few months, we will be working closely with a team of expert mentors, advisors, and fellow entrepreneurs to refine our vision, improve our offering, and build a strong, more resilient company that can lift our ambitious mission. We're not just excited about the opportunity to learn, but also to contribute. As a company focused on environmental and social impact, we hope that we can offer insights and perspective to our fellow participants. Of course, all of this would be so much harder without all of our supporters and partners who believe in the importance of our work. We are incredibly grateful for their support.

  • Writer's pictureSimplexDNA team

Over the past months, careful research, countless stakeholder conversations and a hugely successful workshop on biodiversity tokenisation have led to an exciting result:

We are happy to announce the publication of our white paper, outlining our “Proof-of-Life Protocol” for biodiversity tokenisation. It is clear that in order to make biodiversity an investable and reliable asset, we need accurate and continuous measurement at a global scale. Combining web3 and eDNA technology, we propose a solution that allows the decoupling of payments for data generation and payments for data use, thereby creating the foundation for a new financial ecosystem based on nature.

What is very important for us: This is an open project welcoming collaborators from all sides. We aim to build an impactful tool that enables the global community to bend the curve on biodiversity loss. Please share your thoughts and engage with us through the form on our white paper landing page. Creating a nature-positive economic system needs coordinated effort - and nowadays we have the coordination tools we need!

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