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A summer of DIY: kite-making, aerial photography, and spectrometry [PART 1]

“I like anything DIY… it makes me feel more self-sufficient, which in turn gives me a sense of self-reliance: I just love knowing “I could make that if I need to”.” This, was indeed a joyous summer, endowed not only with delightful weather but with the visit of the Public Lab to London. Between August and September … Continue reading

Symposium on Biodiversity Resilience.Oxford University

As Prof. Shahid Naeem pointed out at the Biosymposium on Biodiversity Resilience held at Oxford University on the 2nd and 3rd of October, most publications today only look at one dimension of biodiversity: taxonomic diversity. Yet biodiversity includes all the diversity found in the living world embracing genetic, ecosystems and species diversity. In order to … Continue reading

Workshop on Open Science for Development

From 11 to 13 September I had the pleasure to attend the Open Science for Development workshop, held at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. This invitation-only event was organised by the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) and the OpenUCT initiative, as part of their “Towards a Southern-led Research Agenda on Open and Collaborative … Continue reading

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