Safecast bGeigie featured in recent museum exhibitions

[:en] The bGeigie has been taking a small break from its day job collecting radiation data and touring museums in Asia and North America. The visits are merely a different kind of work, though, as Safecast’s bGeigie Nano and data visualizations have been featured two interesting recent exhibitions. One, called “Make It Make It,” was at…

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Safecast Summer Workshops Take Off In a Big Way – Especially with Kids

Safecast workshops were a whirlwind of activity in the late summer months with a series of events, many of which were for kids and families. One of the season’s highlights was the third Safecast Mori Kids’ Mirai Summer Camp Workshop on Radiation, held in Tokyo’s famous Roppongi Hills. The event took place over two sold-out…

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Our World Our Data: videos + presentations

Each year we at Safecast work to organize a public event where we can both discuss our current efforts as well as highlight others do work in the open / environmental data areas. In previous years this has taken the form of The Safecast Conference which we’ve hosted in Tokyo. For 2017 we wanted to do an event…

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Safecast In Taiwan: Asia Network Kick-off And Radiation Workshops

Safecast travelled to Taiwan for part of the Safecast Asia network kick-off, as well as citizen science radiation workshops and data gathering tours. Safecast was in Taiwan as part of the Asia Network Kick-off tour, and held two workshops. One was at the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) near Taipei, and the second was held…

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Safecast In Hong Kong: Asia Network Kick-off And Radiation Workshops

  Safecast was in Hong Kong for part of the Safecast Asia network kick-off, as well as for  a citizen science radiation workshop and data gathering tours. Over 30 people, including children, some as young as eight, took part in the workshop that covered introduction to the basics of measuring radiation, what radiation is, how…

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Event Announcement: Our World, Our Data at MIT

Fresh on the heels of our 6th anniversary, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be co-hosting a conference at MIT next month. Our World, Our Data:  Taking Collective Responsibility for Citizen and Environmental Sensing We live in a world increasingly driven by data and at a time in which the  amount of it is increasing…

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Earthquake Recap: What Worked, What Didn't

Safecast was formed in reaction to the Fukushima Nuclear Powerplant Disaster, which was caused by the magnitude 9.0 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Specifically, our project was begun because of the lack of publicly available data regarding the accident’s impacts and the condition of the nuclear reactors themselves in the days and weeks following the start…

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E2D3-x-Safecast

Please join us in Shibuya on 11/3 for a fun workshop on visualizing open data in innovative ways! E2D3 (Excel to D3.js) is a graph-sharing community enabling everyone to handle and display data. E2D3 has been hosting collaboration events with various companies and organizations. This time, we are holding a joint event with Safecast, the…

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Safecast Visits Washington DC

Last month, thanks to coordination and support from the NRDC and N*Squared, several of us were lucky enough to visit Washington DC during the week of the Nuclear Security Summit for a series of presentations and meetings about what we’ve been up to, what we’ve produced that people might make use of, and who we…

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Chernobyl, 30 years ago

The Chernobyl Disaster happened April 26, 1986 – exactly 30 years ago today and until 2011 when disaster struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it was the only level 7 nuclear event. Several Safecast volunteers have mapped out the Chernobyl site and surrounding cities which is still one of the most radioactive places on earth.…

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