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[liberationtech] Fwd: satellites over Houston? Fwd: [ciresearchers] FW: Here's a pro bono satellite imagery project - what should we use it for?

Kim Fortun fortuk at rpi.edu
Thu Nov 12 17:42:06 PST 2015


Hi Patrick,  I'm writing in response to your call for collaborative work
with satellite imagery.  I'm an academic cultural anthropologist and we
have a multi-city study of air pollution governance, working with many
citizen and public health organizations in each of our cities (the list is
expanding, but for now we've got in-depth work in NYC, Houston,
Philadelphia, Albany, Bengaluru (Bangalore) and Beijing.  Satellite imagery
is playing an increasingly important role in air pollution assessment
(from ozone <http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GlobalTraveler/> and
PM <http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Aerosols/>to carbon dioxide
emissions
<http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86970&src=eoa-iotd>to
burning
of ag waste
<http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86982&eocn=home&eoci=iotd_readmore>
(and
<http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=14026&eocn=image&eoci=related_image>)--
with the smoke ending up in cities like Delhi, among other places)
<http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=86970&src=eoa-iotd> so
there may be nice possibilities for collaboration in the project you
describe below.

Our project is running on a somewhat experimental digital platform for
publicly-engaged ethnographic work so we have special interest in work/play
with new kinds of data.

Best,  Kim Fortun



*From:* liberationtech [mailto:liberationtech-bounces at lists.stanford.edu] *On
Behalf Of *Patrick Meier (iRevolution)
*Sent:* November 9, 2015 11:50 PM
*To:* liberationtech <liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu>
*Subject:* [liberationtech] Here's a pro bono satellite imagery project -
what should we use it for?



Dear All,


I will be doing some independent consulting work (starting next week) for
Crowd4Sat <http://www.crowd4sat.org/> (website still under development).
This project combines the power of citizen science with observations from
satellites.



My role is to identify compelling applications that will produce
data/analysis that is very much needed by humanitarian, development, human
rights, and/or public health, etc organizations. Once compelling
applications are identified, Crowd4Sat will obtain the necessary imagery,
customize a citizen science platform and invite digital volunteers to
analyze the imagery. The results will then be shared with the humanitarian,
development, human rights, etc, organizations that requested the
data/analysis.



I'd be grateful if you could email me directly (off list) if you know of a
compelling use case, or know of an organization that could take direct
advantage of this pro bono project to expand their impact.



Many thanks,
Patrick


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-- 
Kim Fortun, Professor
Department of Science and Technology Studies
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180
518-276-2199



-- 
Kim Fortun, Professor
Department of Science and Technology Studies
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180
518-276-2199
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