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Sunday, January 27, 2013

GREAT EFFORT - PROJECT NOAH


Came across this great effort that is supported by National Geographic called Project NOAH.

Project Noahis a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere. Project Noah was created to provide people of all ages with a simple, easy-to-use way to share their experiences with wildlife.
This site is not about how good is your photography, so check it out and see if you can become a citizen scientist and contribute to a very great cause.

link to PROJECT NOAH

  • BBC - A modern invention that may also hold the key to saving species in the future.
  • The Economist -Project Noah enables us to be part of a more focused online community where we can learn more about wildlife around us and contribute to scientific research.
  • Wall Street Journal - For the developers at New York start-up Networked Organisms, smartphones are the butterfly nets of the 21st Century. Their tool, Project Noah, lets people upload photos of plants and wildlife around them, creating a map of the natural world and contributing to scientific research in the process.
  • CNN - Bespectacled scientists of yore would carry around hefty field guides, made up of hundreds of pages of text and photos. But these days, smartphone owners have a lighter option: an app called Project Noah, which aims to help people identify plants and animals as well as collect data from “citizen scientists” about where certain species are located.
  • Reuters - Project Noah is tapping social media’s potential to muster a vast green army.
  • National Geographic - Do you love nature? Explore and document local wildlife around you and share your spottings with research groups. Project Noah harnesses the power of citizen scientists everywhere to discover the world’s organisms. Join the effort now.
  • New York Times - Project Noah lets you take cellphone pictures of bugs and trees and then sends back an identification of the exact type in as little as 24 hours.
  • Huffington Post - The app functionality is impressive, as is their mission: to make this app the most powerful ‘window’ to the world