Citizen Science GIS

UCF drone team finishes the mapping in...

In July of 2019, the Citizen Science GIS drone team, Dr. Bo Yang, Michael Feinman, and Hunter Searson traveled along the US Pacific Coast to coordinate drone mapping with multiple research institutions to support the NSF eelgrassresearch project with $1.3 million in funding. Pictured: Dr. Bo Yang,...

Jul 25, 2019
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NSF eelgrass drone mapping

UCF Drone Team Finishes Eelgrass Research Alongside...

The Project During June and July of 2019, Citizen Science GIS team members Dr. Bo Yang, Michael Feinman, and Hunter Searson traveled along the US Pacific Coast to coordinate drone research with multiple institutions. This research project with $1.3 million worth of funding from the...

Jul 16, 2019
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Citizen Science GIS

Video of Esri Oceans Plenary Keynote by...

We are pleased to share the 40 minute video of Dr. Hawthorne's recent Esri Oceans Plenary Address “The Power of People in Geospatial Technologies.” Take a journey to Belize and back as our founding director comments on the role of everyday, extraordinary people in geospatial...

Feb 13, 2019
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Esri

REU Student Reflections from Esri Oceans Forum

Our student blog series continues with NSF REU students Sara Peluso (UCF) and Lucas Farmer (Ohio Wesleyan University) reflecting on their experiences presenting and networking at the Esri Oceans Forum. Four students from the REU, Amber, Lucas, Patty and Sara, went to Redlands, California, to...

Dec 3, 2018
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Coastal Connections

Learning Something New Everyday in the Field...

More From Our Students in the Field Blog Series. Checking in from the Indian River Lagoon with our NSF Coastal Connections undergraduate research team. Hey everyone! We’ve had so many interesting conversations lately with people on the Indian River Lagoon. For my last experience out...

Nov 29, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

A Bird’s-Eye View of the Indian River...

OAK HILL, FLORIDA. In 2016, the University of Central Florida’s Citizen Science GIS team led by Dr. Timothy Hawthorne launched its Open Reef Initiative to create high-resolution aerial imagery of vulnerable islands and coastal environments in Belize using relatively affordable, consumer-level drones. Recently, the Coastal...

Nov 28, 2018
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NSF REU

Bringing People, Science, and Place Together in...

The third in our series of student blog posts from our research in Belize. This time we hear from Kate Brandt, now a PhD student at UNC-Chapel Hill. Kate was one of our NSF REU Scholars in 2017, and a NSF REU staff member in...

Nov 26, 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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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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Citizen Science GIS

Science’s Greatest Hope: Everyday, Extraordinary Citizens

Dear Friends of Citizen Science GIS, Yesterday, I had the honor of a lifetime. I was able to share our message of hope on the big stage at National Geographic as one of a handful of invited talks at the first National Geographic Education Summit....

Oct 30, 2018
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