Social movements to protect and improve the health of natural systems are increasingly global. However, important efforts on-the-ground remain under-supported, with limited capacity for planning, implementation and monitoring.

After careful research and engagement with environmental projects, our team identified a central factor causing low capacity and bankability, due to low alignment between communities and existing technical support.

With a lack of solutions matching unique needs and opportunities of the environmental sector, there is a tendency to rely on general 'freeware' or proprietary tools with low interoperability or alignment.

Lack of a specialized layer restricts project innovation, wastes time and resources, and distracts from priorities. It limits capacity of projects to efficiently manage and scale-up critical environmental initiatives.

Full-stack approach

This division works to find, test, integrate, deploy and maintain high-quality technology solutions, and ensure their long-term availability.



As developers and maintainers of the - a system used by environmental projects to organize and scale-up collective action - our responsibilities are to identify requirements, manage development efforts, support users, and plan innovation roadmaps.

We also engage with external contributors and providers of components that are being considered for integration into the OLN 'core'.


The 'open source' hardware community enables reproducible scientific research, as well as potential business opportunities informed by transparent monitoring of environmental health.

However, such tools create dependency on supply chains, require system maintenance, as well as other considerations. To navigate this we aim to provide supporting infrastructure, independent technical assessments, integration tests, and trial deployments.