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Environmental data sensors storytelling stone soup

  • Make+Think+Code @ Pacific Northwest College of Art 511 NW Broadway Portland, OR 97209 (map)

Call for participation

Inviting all ecologists, data scientists, smart cities policymakers, community advocates, and open source technologists: Join us on January 20, 2019, for the launch of the Make+Think+Code Environmental Stone Soup Project.

Our project this year will focus on using existing datasets to support researchers and policymakers and to facilitate advocacy and education. Our aim is to encourage data sharing across disciplines and sectors in the fields of wildlife ecology, smart cities, environmental exposures, and health outcomes. By combining a variety of data streams, we hope to start observing relationships, patterns, and trends that are systemic and complex.

Bring your projects, ideas, and share any datasets that you have collected and/or that we can access to support civic engagement in environmental issues.

Goals

Share data in order to develop open-source data and sensor tools.

Design and build Interfaces for citizen scientists, civic and advocacy groups, researchers, and educators to access, understand, and use the data.

Design affordable open-source sensors to enable the crowdsourcing of data on the environment, wildlife, health, and exposure in multiple environments.

Create new visualizations, stories, and experiences of the data and interpretations to create awareness, change behavior, support advocacy, and policy changes, and create a more inclusive community engaged in science and research.

Smart City PDX’s Christine Kendrick will be sharing information on the air quality sensor pilot and discussing how that data may be helpful to the goals explored through this Make+Think+Code project.

For more details on the goals and schedule visit Make+Think+Code.

To join on Sunday, January 20, register now.