GeoJournalism: Telling the Story of Science with Data, Maps, and Sensors

Sunday, February 14, 2016: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Marriott Balcony B (Marriott Wardman Park)
Research using remote sensing technologies is providing huge quantities of earth science data on topics such as climate change, forests, land use, hydrology, fisheries, and oceans. Increasingly, teams of journalists, scientists, technologists, and developers are using this data to communicate vital news and information. By combining data with interactive maps and traditional storytelling, geo-journalism sites such as InfoAmazonia and Global Forest Watch are finding new ways to engage with the public and policymakers. This effort is enhanced by the development of low-cost sensors that can collect data on key topics in locales that are not adequately supported by publicly funded research. This symposium features speakers who are using these innovative techniques to monitor and report on subjects ranging from global forest coverage to air quality in Asian mega-cities and water flow in the Himalayas, discussing opportunities for further engagement with this data.
James Fahn, University of California, Berkeley
James Fahn, University of California, Berkeley
Matt Hansen, University of Maryland, College Park
Global Forest Watch
Purevdorj Olkhanud, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences
Using Low-Cost Sensors to Monitor Air Quality
William Shubert, Earth Journalism Network
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