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The Digital Naturalist

Andrew Quitmeyer explains the challenges and opportunities of trying to set up a makerspace in the middle of the jungle. 
Andrew Quitmeyer shares his hard-earned lessons from setting up a makerspace in the middle of the jungle in Madagascar.
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The Accidental Ecologist

Laura James​ is a force of nature. And a force for nature. We're entering a new era of connected exploration where individuals can discover and learn about their planet, and then mobilize around issues that matter.

Citizen science becomes civic science. 

https://medium.com/openexplorer-journal/the-accidental-ecologist-3d6febea67e8
This OpenExplorer interview with Laura James will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about citizen science…
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Great write up of the new OpenROV v2.7 as well as OpenExplorer in WIRED this morning!

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/citizen-explorers-meet-new-submersible/
Underwater exploration has traditionally been an exclusive endeavor, accessible only to deep-pocketed adventurers or researchers backed by government scientific agencies. But with the recent rise of citizen science and low-cost, open-source tools, the boundaries to underwater exploration are rapidly being degraded. OpenROV has been leading the charge since 2012, offering low-cost (sub-$1000) submersibles and sparking…
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"Remember discovery? I don't mean finding the latest indie rock bands or articles you might like on the Internet. I'm talking about the word in its original, pre-buzzword sense: Exploring unknown parts of the physical world.

The age-old practice is being revitalized by a budding online community--and their pet robots."
A platform for robotic exploration from the creators of OpenROV.
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The Emotional Life of a Creative Project

Why Kickstarter works great for projects, but not for questions.

https://medium.com/openexplorer-journal/funding-curiosity-71555eb89220
Or why the Kickstarter model works for projects, not questions
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The Art of Planning an Expedition

(And the search for submerged cave art sites in N. Spain!!)

http://openrov.com/profiles/blogs/planning-an-expedition
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An interview with Andrew Quitmeyer of the Dissemination Lab about their Hiking Hackathons.
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An interview with diver/videographer/citizen scientist Laura James.
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There is a population of blue whales that don't migrate - they live their entire lives off the coast of Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, they're habitat and livelihood is being threatened by shipping and increasing incidents of ship strike. 

Fortunately, Asha de Vos' research is helping us understand how to help. She's crowdfunding support for her research. You can (and should) support her here: 

https://openexplorer.com/expedition/savingbluewhalesfromshipstrike
Saving blue whales from ship-strike in the Indian Ocean! January 9, 2015. Watch. My mission is to reduce blue whale death by ship-strike in the Indian Ocean. I want to use standard survey methods to verify habitat models that tell us where the whales are most at risk from ships, add photos to ...
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Robots

This piece is the closest I've come to describing the future we sense is unfolding with OpenROV (and beyond). I tried my best, but still feel like I couldn't quite capture the thrill.
The submersible explorer I built is more than a machine to me
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Check out the new OpenExplorer Journal on Medium!

https://medium.com/openexplorer-journal
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