A few exciting bits this week at Safecast. Over on National Geographic, Ari Beser published “How Citizen Science Changed the Way Fukushima Radiation is Reported” detailing Safecast’s efforts and impact. This is a fantastic endorsement of the efforts and commitment of Safecast volunteers worldwide. We’ve also gotten news that Congressman Jason Hsu showed off his bGeigie Nano to in session Taiwaneese Congress as an example of noteworthy distributed science. More on that soon.
There are some upcoming events to note as well: From March 2nd – 5th in Geneva, CERN will be hosting their Gathering For Open Science Hardware conference and Safecast Co-Founder Sean Bonner will be giving a Keynote at the opening sessions. On March 12th in Berkeley, CA Umami Mart will host a Tohoku Springs Back event which will be a fundraiser for Y-Plan and Safecast. Yoko Kumano & Kayoko Akabori from Umamai Mart were recently in Tokyo and built their own bGeigie Nanos! And finally, on March 20th at Safecast’s Shibuya offices, Safecast Co-Founder Pieter Franken and our Open Science Evangelist Azby Brown will present an update to the Safecast Report detailing efforts from the last 12 months and a look ahead.