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Citizen Science Workshop: Global Canopy Project (Jon Parsons)

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Citizen Science Workshop: Global Canopy Project (Jon Parsons)

  1. 1. JON PARSONSDigital Producer
  2. 2. Previous rolesJON PARSONSDigital Producer
  3. 3. The phenology data has been used in manyscientific articles, reports for theIntergovernmental Panel on ClimateChange (IPCC) and by the UK government.
  4. 4. 500-550 years old - 8m girth
  5. 5. 1,000 years old - 12m girth
  6. 6. Demonstrate thescientific, political andbusiness case forsafeguarding tropical forestsas natural capital thatunderpinswater, food, energy, health and climate security forall.
  7. 7. For every £2.5 million generated by .. only $1 is spent tocommodities in tropical forest countries ... protect biodiversity
  8. 8. Why does a science basedorganisation now have abusiness and finance arm?
  9. 9. CommunityMonitoring Recordingand Verification(cMRV)
  10. 10. Community MRVMonitoring, Recording andVerification • Community • Policy • Technology
  11. 11. Community MRVGoogle App Engine,Earth Builder,Open Data Kit,Fusion Tables
  12. 12. BrazIl
  13. 13. Data CategoriesFarms and foodRiver and wetlandsFishingHuntingBuildingsLoggingSavannahCommunity / Wellbieng
  14. 14. Validate Map DataCreate forms Analyze Data Download forms Submit data Collect Data
  15. 15. The hand held devices Sony Ericsson Nomad Trimble Xperia Active Samsung Galaxy Extreme XcoverMotorola DEFY+
  16. 16. Assessment• How easy is it to use?• How clear is the screen?• How easy is it to type data in?• How long does the battery last?• How good is its GPS capability?• How robust is it?
  17. 17. Assessment • How easy is it to use?• How clear is the screen?• How easy is it to type data in?• How long does the battery last?• How good is its GPS capability?• How robust is it?
  18. 18. 70 miles 90 miles Coverage: 6,300 miles 2
  19. 19. 1,500 data points
  20. 20. Community Forest Monitoring Working Group
  21. 21. Community Forest Monitoring Working Group
  22. 22. www.communitymrv.org
  23. 23. Thank youJon ParsonsDigital ProducerGlobal Canopy Programme

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