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"The birders are just the tip of the iceberg — a small sliver of a much bigger trend emerging around amateur science. Networks of makers are creating tools to explore, monitor, and understand our planet in an entirely new way.

The pace of innovation is staggering. There have been very public success stories, like the use of drones for conservation or the development of small satellites for continuous Earth imaging. These are more than just clever hacks. Each one adds a new tool to the toolbox of the growing army of citizen scientists around the world. These people — passionate networks of amateur and professional scientists — are busy wiring up the natural world with every sensor they can get their hands on. To paraphrase the ideas of Planet Labs CEO Will Marshall, these are the neurons of a new planetary nervous system."
Using cheap sensors and ubiquitous computing, a people’s movement has transformed science
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It's interesting to see how drones and other maker tools are working  their way into the field. Makers are becoming scientists, and scientists becoming makers. 

Here's a video from my trip into the Mojave dessert. The full story is here: 

https://medium.com/openexplorer-journal/drones-lasers-desert-tortoises-e000b91b897b
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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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Paul Spaur has been pioneering the use of drones and ROVs for conservation and science at CSU Channel Islands. He's also been a first responder to the oil spill in Refugio State Park.
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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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