Open Reef takes off with National Science Foundation funding

Open Reef, an initiative of Citizen Science GIS at University of Central Florida, is taking off with new funding from the United States National Science Foundation. We are thrilled to finally share that NSF has provided us with a new award to launch Open Reef as part of the Citizen Science GIS REU Site. With Read more about Open Reef takes off with National Science Foundation funding[…]

Starting a GIS Career Before Graduation! Possible with Hard Work and Citizen Science GIS.

We are very proud of 2017 REU Scholar Amanda Ashby (a sociology major at University of Central Florida) for being hired (before graduation!!) as a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Planner at Inwood Consulting Engineers in Oviedo, FL!  Amanda is a soon to be graduate of University of Central Florida’s Department of Sociology where she Read more about Starting a GIS Career Before Graduation! Possible with Hard Work and Citizen Science GIS.[…]

New Postdoctoral Associate Position in Coupled Natural-Human Systems at University of Central Florida

The University of Central Florida (UCF), Department of Sociology, in Orlando, Florida anticipates hiring an interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholar sponsored by a $1.6 million NSF Coupled Natural-Human Systems Grant entitled “Restoration and Resilience in Coupled Human-Natural Systems: Reciprocal Dynamics of a Coastal Lagoon” (NSF Award #1617374). While at UCF, the postdoctoral scholar will have opportunities to develop community and stakeholder Read more about New Postdoctoral Associate Position in Coupled Natural-Human Systems at University of Central Florida[…]

“Together, Everything is Possible,” an Esri storymap of citizensciencegis in Hopkins Belize

Ever wondered what our #citizensciencegis #NSF #REU research is all about in Hopkins, Belize? View our story through maps, images, and videos in “Together, Everything is Possible.”  It’s an #Esri #storymap about the beginnings of our National Science Foundation (NSF) #REU Site in #HopkinsVillage #Belize. This story map was produced by Lain Graham, our REU Read more about “Together, Everything is Possible,” an Esri storymap of citizensciencegis in Hopkins Belize[…]

Open Reef Chapter 1 Story Map of Belize Barrier Reef Now on ArcGIS Online

We are pleased to share “Chapter 1: Beauty from Above” from the Open Reef Mapping Society now live on Esri #storymaps on #arcgisonline. Click on the story map of Belize below to view our work! Share with your friends and join the movement to #drone map all of the #Belize Barrier Reef Islands with DJI Read more about Open Reef Chapter 1 Story Map of Belize Barrier Reef Now on ArcGIS Online[…]

Introducing the Open Reef Mapping Society

Watch our trailer now and share with your friends using #citizensciencegis and #openreef. We Are The Open Reef Mapping Society from Citizen Science GIS on Vimeo.

Citizen Science GIS REU Students Invited to Present Research to the U.S. Embassy in Belize

July 20, 2016 Belmopan, Belize Blog post written by Christine Munisteri, REU Assistant Program Coordinator, Skidmore College ’16 Today the Citizen Science GIS REU students and staff hit the road bright and early for a visit to the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan. It was the opportunity of a lifetime for students and staff to present Read more about Citizen Science GIS REU Students Invited to Present Research to the U.S. Embassy in Belize[…]

Garbage warriors map debris with a purpose on Caye Caulker, a day four blog post by high school student Mathew Sandoval at Ocean Academy on Caye Caulker. 

On June 1st and 2nd , 2016 the University of Central Florida and Ocean Academy joined forces to map marine debris along the beautiful coast of Caye Caulker, Belize. The purpose of this was to help find the root of the problem by creating a well-rounded map in order to help facilitate the most effective Read more about Garbage warriors map debris with a purpose on Caye Caulker, a day four blog post by high school student Mathew Sandoval at Ocean Academy on Caye Caulker. […]

Watch a Video of What to Expect in Belize! Hear fom one of our assistant program coordinators, Nick Altizer

Want to work in a beautiful, tropical environment to solve real world problems? Belize is a great stepping stone into international research. If you are up for some adventure along the way, go ahead and apply now to the UCF REU Site in Community GIS and Citizen Science sponsored by the National Science Foundation!  Hear Read more about Watch a Video of What to Expect in Belize! Hear fom one of our assistant program coordinators, Nick Altizer[…]

2016: New Beginnings for Citizen Science GIS

Citizen Science GIS has a huge announcement coming later in January as we embark on our most ambitious project yet.  We’ll give you some hints to keep you interested: it involves GIS, community collaborators, drones, tablet technology, ArcGIS Online, young researchers, summer days and nights, Belize, and a whole lot of fun. We’ve been working Read more about 2016: New Beginnings for Citizen Science GIS[…]