Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Stroud Center, Christina Basin: Do-It-Yourself Environmental Science & Monitoring

The EnviroDIY-- Do-It-Yourself Environmental Science and Monitoring website is a collaboration of the Stroud Water Research Center and the Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory.
EnviroDIY is an online community for do-it-yourself environmental monitoring enthusiasts may eventually help environmental scientists and planners around the globe better observe and quantify the effects of land use and climate change.
It vision is that sharing of ideas and experiences by the EnviroDIY community will result in open-source hardware & software solutions for observing our environment that are low cost, easy to learn and easy to use, which will lead to an explosion of high-quality real-time data that transforms the practice of environmental science, resource monitoring and watershed protection.
All EnviroDIY members can showcase their environmental sensing gadgets or describe their own homegrown approaches to monitoring, sensor calibration, installation hardware, radio communication, data management, training or any number of other topics.
Members can pose and answer questions and can network within interest groups to collectively develop new devices, tutorials or other useful products.
EnviroDIY was inspired by DIY Drones, an online community of about 60,000 amateur designers and builders of unmanned aerial vehicles; Weather Underground, a website that aggregates data from the backyard weather stations installed by citizen-scientists; and Public Lab, a collaborative community co-developing open, citizen-science tools for environmental exploration and investigation.
For more information, visit the EnviroDIY website.  Click Here to sign up for daily or weekly updates on EnviroDIY activities (middle of the page).

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