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Fujitsu Releases Free Biosurvey Tool for Organizations Involved in Biodiversity Conservation Activities

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, December 13, 2012

Fujitsu today announced that starting in April 2013 it will make openly available a free biosurvey tool to further aid the efforts of organizations involved in environmental conservation and biological diversity.

To date, the Fujitsu Group has leveraged ICT to support conservation activities in the field, such as biological surveys and monitoring projects. To further expand assistance, Fujitsu plans to make openly available its Mobile Photo System(*1) for conservation efforts. Database storage and the survey tool will be offered free of charge through a cloud environment. By using these services, organizations can efficiently and more comprehensively perform biological surveys that previously required significant labor and time. This, in turn, is expected to help give further momentum to conservation efforts.

Going forward, the Fujitsu Group will continue employing ICT to promote projects that contribute to the environment through field conservation activities.

By contributing ICT-based solutions that address the world's environmental challenges, the Fujitsu Group aims to bring about a sustainable earth and society. In recent years, amid globally deteriorating ecology, the conservation of biodiversity has become an issue of worldwide scale. In light of this, the company has established the Fujitsu Group Biodiversity Action Principles, which state that the application of ICT to preserve biodiversity is a priority measure.

To date, the Fujitsu Group has provided support by employing ICT on the front lines of conservation projects such as the Nationwide Dandelion Survey that used location information to map photographs taken for review and analysis; a Japanese crane conservation project in the Kushiro Wetland area, which involved the remote collection of image data and monitoring; and a study of the Blakiston's fish owl habitat in eastern Hokkaido utilizing an automatic voice recognition program. By inviting organizations to take advantage of the Fujitsu Mobile Photo System, which can improve the efficiency and scope of biological surveys, the Fujitsu Group is working to further expand its support through such technologies.

Fujitsu will be exhibiting its Mobile Photo System that leverages a cloud environment at Eco-Products 2012, to be held from December 13-15 at Tokyo Big Sight.


Service Details

The service delivers an environment for using the following key features:

  1. Collection, storage and organization of a database of images (with location and timestamp info) and mail documents that have been sent by e-mail via a mobile phone or smartphone.
  2. Searching, viewing (browsing and viewing of map data), and downloading.

Application eligibility

Availability is offered to non-profit organizations, such as governmental organizations, NPOs or educational institutions that conduct environmental conservation activities in Japan.

Period of Availability

In principle, the service can be used for one year (up to three years) starting in April 2013. Applications will be accepted from January 7, 2013.

Overview of the Mobile Photo System

Project Examples

Fujitsu is using the system to contribute to the conservation of biodiversity in collaboration with governmental organizations, NPOs and educational institutions.

  • [1] Mobile Photo System

    A convenient solution for conducting ecological surveys that employs GPS-enabled mobile phones (provided by FUJITSU FIP CORPORATION).The solution leverages the Fujitsu On-Demand Virtual System Service, a highly reliable public cloud service capable of flexible system scaling based on the volume of data required.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see

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Date: 13 December, 2012
City: Tokyo
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