> Who We Are

Hacking Ecology is a young, passionate and multidisciplinary team of professionals with expertise in the areas of ecology, open source technology dedicated to provide a reliable, accessible and privacy by design tools for environmental data management and water quality monitoring to achieve global and equitable access to environmental information.


All our systems are publically available and always will be. All information related to our products’ manufacturing and code is available under the Free-Open Source licensing framework (CERN-OHL and GPL)

To facilitate the adoption and constant use of our tools in industries, and bring about maximum benefits in other arenas of aquatic ecology, we believe our products and services should be fairly priced and easy to use. By removing barriers to entry, we can all benefit.

By bringing together key players from around the globe we can foster international collaboration and accelerate change in the fields of water quality, human health and ecosystem integrity. Our highly accessible system empowers everyday citizens to get involved in developing solutions to improve public policies and environmental protection.

Hacking Ecology firmly believes that we should all have universal and equitable access to safe drinking water. As 80% of wastewater is currently released into the environment without treatment, we recognise the urgency to act now to safeguard this precious and indispensable resource.

In order to bring about real change, it is essential to increase public awareness on the vital role of water and the multitude of water quality problems we face today. We believe it’s paramount to provide greater access to environmental data, as well as quality training to educate all segments of society in order to have the best chance possible of finding workable solutions.

Mission and values

Our mission is to provide integrated reliable tools for environmental monitoring and secure data management based on privacy, interoperability and accessibility. So then we can enhance open science, participatory monitoring and equity on environmental data access around the world.


Valentina Cristofoli

COO, Business Development & Marketing

Saulo Jacques

CRO, Ecologist & Developer

Pedro Vílchez

CTO, System Engineer & Developer

Elkin Díaz

Electronic Engineer

Mila Gerova

Cybersecurity Consultant


Meet Our Advisors

Fabio Roque

Ecological Research

Wesley Lee

Electronics and Hardware

Solomon Kembo

IoT & Network

Aliny Pires

Biodiversity and Ecology


Hacking Ecology

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