LiveU provides video solutions for filming Flight of the Osprey, UN conservation project
LiveU has recently announced that it is collaborating in the “Flight of the Osprey” trip. This is a conservation project organized by Conservation Without Borders involving UN agencies, scientists, media and governments.
The approximately three-month, overland journey, which recently started in Findhorn, Scotland, and will finish at the end of November in Ghana, is following the migratory path of the Osprey, accompanying the birds on their 2022 autumn migration across Europe and Africa. This 10,000 km, nine-person expedition, using specially equipped Land Rovers, will gather vital data on the threats faced by this iconic bird of prey and other migratory species. As Conservation Without Borders says, this is a “journey across rising seas and vast deserts, diving into the hidden world underwater and battling frequent storms, the team will show in a dramatic and tangible way, the catastrophic effects of a changing climate and other human impacts on our wildlife, their habitats and people that live along the flyway.”
LiveU is supplying its live video solutions, as well as training for the media team, to support the project, helping communicate the overall messages as well as interviews and updates along the way via a variety of national, local and social media.
The company has supplied a field unit and a cloud server. The server can also be associated with broadcast partners to provide live contribution feeds. A range of international roaming SIMs has been supplied as well.
Malcolm Harland, UK Country Manager, LiveU, said, “It’s very clear the perilous place the world finds itself when it comes to the environment. It’s a global issue of overriding importance and continuing to raise awareness, using relatable stories, is essential. We are very happy to support this expedition and the storytelling aspect, helping to bring these messages to people as far and wide as possible. We wish all involved the best of luck.”