A $1 million prize for the best method to map peatlands

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The Indonesian Peat Prize is an ambitious, collaborative prize for finding a more accurate, faster and affordable method of mapping the extent and thickness of Indonesian peatlands. A $1 million prize purse will be awarded to the winning team along with their invaluable contributions to establishing a better national standard for mapping peatlands in Indonesia.

The goal of the Indonesian Peat Prize is not to make a perfect map of peatland, but to quickly find the most useful technology and methodology (solution) possible for mapping. Usefulness is determined by the degree to which a map is accurate, affordable and quick to create. A successful prize will identify a transparent, credible and location-agnostic methodology for mapping Indonesian peatland extent and thickness.

Students, engineers, consultants, product directors, scientists, research institutions, companies, universities, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations—anyone with a great idea who meets the criteria is invited to join. People or teams from around the world can join forces with Indonesian partners.

The prize is hosted by the Indonesian Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) and sponsored by the Packard Foundation. For more detailed information on the prize and how teams can register, please visit: indonesianpeatprize.com.