Citizen Science GIS

More than Science: Summer Research in Belize

The Second in our New Student Blog Series: Thoughts from the field from our summer undergraduate researchers. Written by Giselle Mahung from University of Belize. Giselle was a student intern with our U.S. team in Hopkins Village this summer. The experience of investigating flooding in...

Nov 19, 2018
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Esri

NSF REU Students at Esri Oceans Forum

Co-written by Amber Rutstein and Patricia Becinventa from UCF. Four of our 2018 Citizen Science GIS NSF REU students Patricia Bencivenga, Lucas Farmer, Sara Peluso, and Amber Rutstein all had the opportunity to present their summer work at the Esri Ocean Forum conference this past...

Nov 16, 2018
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NSF MarineGEO

New NSF Grant with Smithsonian Featured in...

Our new $1.3 million NSF grant work with the Smithsonian is featured in the latest Esri Blog by Esri Chief Scientist, Dr. Dawn Wfright.  Check it out on the link below: What's Killing Sea Grass on the West Coast? Researchers Deploy Drones and Make Maps...

Nov 15, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

Why We Share (and Should Share More)...

I travel a lot. I’m a geographer, after all. I’m on a plane right now. In the past three weeks, I’ve taken six trips, crossed the country twice by plane, been home for about 3 days total, and left the country once all in the...

Nov 13, 2018
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Coastal Connections

Ecology and Society Paper Now Out from...

New paper now out from our NSF CNH work... Integrating sense of place into ecosystem restoration: a novel approach to achieve synergistic social-ecological impact Kelly M. Kibler 1, Geoffrey S. Cook 2, Lisa G. Chambers 2, Melinda Donnelly 3, Timothy L. Hawthorne 4, Fernando I. Rivera 4 and Linda Walters 2 1Department of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering and...

Nov 12, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

The Strive Towards Non-Extractivist Research

The First in our New Blog Series: Thoughts from the Field from our NSF REU undergraduate researchers. Written by Sharon Huerta from Beloit College. Working with community is a necessary part of science and research overall; my experience this summer allowed me to speak with...

Nov 12, 2018
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NSF CNH

Mapping Meaning in the Indian River Lagoon

INDIAN RIVER LAGOON - Anyone who has ever spent time in the Indian River Lagoon knows it is a special place. Whether relaxing on the shore and soaking in the silence, watching dolphins playfully frolic and leap about, or photographing one of the many wading...

Nov 8, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

Mapping Kindness Is Back!

We are very pleased to relaunch our Mapping Kindness Project to coincide with the month of November where gratitude and thanks are celebrated. Join the global movement now! -- Kindness…pass it on…through a global map. There is so much good in the world, kindness is...

Nov 7, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

Maps, Apps, and Drones at UCF STEM...

Students from all over the city came to UCF’s campus to take part in a STEM Day event. There was a multitude of STEM related events to take part in and our Citizen Science GIS team got to be one of these locations. Students learned...

Nov 5, 2018
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GeoBus

IBM Partners with GeoBus

Story re-posted from UCF College of Sciences Blog. A first-of-its-kind mobile science laboratory recently received a big boost in funding thanks to a new community partner in IBM. The GeoBus is a 42-foot bus filled with technology like mini-drones, an augmented reality sandbox and virtual...

Nov 1, 2018
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