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STEM Camp at Iḷisaġvik College in Barrow, Alaska

Greetings from Barrow! I am back in the Arctic to continue my research on the use of smartphone technology and pocket weather meters  by subsistence hunters to create a local record of climate change. As part of my research I will be running a citizen science hackathon together with Brian Fuchs from The Mobile Collective at … Continue reading

Problematic Porcupines and Elephantine Issues

I’ve never yet seen an elephant in the Congo rainforest, and to be honest it’s a little difficult at times to imagine that animals so large can a) hide themselves so effectively or b) even fit at all in amongst the dense mess of trees and brush and leaves that make up the forest’s ground … Continue reading

Landing in the Brazilian Amazon – news from Acre, Brazil

On this first trip to the Brazilian Amazon I am bringing as a piece of luggage ExCiteS’s theory, methodologies and tools to present to indigenous communities and representatives, as well as to their potential governmental and non-governmental partners. At this stage, the idea is to showour research group’s work to relevant stakeholders and to hear … Continue reading

Challenging RISK: PhD Studentship available for UK/EEA Applicants

We’re currently advertising an exciting position for upcoming work with the Challenging RISK project (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/excites/projects/excites-projects/ucl-challenging-risk/challenging-risk) which will be an interdisicplinary study involving Citizen Scientists, Earthquake Engineers, Fire Engineers and Psychologists. If you’re a UK/EEA citizen and are interested, please apply to the post on FindAPhD.com (http://www.findaphd.com/search/projectDetails.aspx?PJID=55645). 

DANGEROUS ICE, Barrow Alaska

As part of my research into the use of ICT for adaptation to climate change in the Arctic, I had set about to interview the hunters and residents of Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Alaska about the recent shorefast ice break-off  event which nearly took the lives of a whaling crew that drifted away on an ice floe: “There were … Continue reading

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