Media and Research
How to be a Picture Poster - Crowdsourced photos will show how forests grow back and change, by Carrie Deegan, Forest Notes Magazine, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Summer 2017 (p. 24)
NH Coastal Volunteers Partner with Picture Post Community volunteers, as part of NH Sea Grant, are helping to monitor salt marsh health in two marshes in coastal NH. The project connects researchers, volunteers, and middle-school students in gaining understanding and appreciation of salt marsh ecosystems.
Million Dollar Gift - Arlington MA Open Space Committee Video, Aug 2017 John Pickle, the founder of Picture Post, is also a member of the Arlington MA Open Space Committee. He explains the project, where citizens can take pictures at designated locations in town. Million Dollar Gift is a series which celebrates and quantifies the contribution of volunteers on Arlington’s committees and their impact on the community.
NASA Space Apps Challenge 2017 Picture Post teamed up with UNH undergraduate technology students at the NASA hackathon in April 2017 to brainstorm a prototype interactive Picture Post using cutting edge technologies. We won the local "People's Choice" award - congrats to us!
Picture Post at the 2016 North American Lakes Management Symposium Lake management can be enhanced by the use of Picture Posts, both by lake managers and citizen scientists. View our presentation at the NALMS symposium:
- Poster - examples of lake parameters that repeat digital photos can monitor (PDF).
- Poster - examples of using the DEW Analyzing Digital Images software (ADI) to detect change (PDF).
Citizen Science Workshop in Brattleboro VT With the help of US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Making a Visible Difference in Communities Initiative and their Technical Assistance Services for Communities program, several non-profit environmental organizations, Town of Brattleboro, and Vermont Watershed Management Division came together to sponsor a Citizen Science Workshop in April 2016.
Picture Post - Monitoring the Landscape with Digital Photographs This article in the Bear-Paw Regional Greenways newsletter describes a plan to integrate picture posts into land conservation and monitoring activities.
Reflections as a Landscape Recovers This article describes the devastation and new wonders recorded by a local citizen as a forest recovers from tornado damage - in words and stunning pictures!
Picture Post is Worth a Thousand Pictures This article in Earthzine has a nice overview of Picture Post, examples, and photographs in the field.
Science or Art? ScienceforCitizens muses about Picture Posts as science and art. This blog post features the Seacoast Science Center Youtube video that got us all wanting to take lots of pictures and was a top 10 visited blog post for the year.
Using Mobile Phones to Engage Citizen Scientists in Research Read about how citizens are using mobile technologies to contribute to environmental monitoring efforts (PDF).
Penn State Brandywine Picture Post Project
This blog describes a plan at Penn State University to monitor the campus landscape along with ongoing campus development projects.
Meet our student!
- Picture Post at the Massachusetts Environmental Education Society annual workshop, 2015 (Facebook).
- Keeping Up With Mobile Tools for Citizen Science: Digital Earth Watch, Ignite Talk (invited) July 2012.
- Digital Earth Watch And Picture Post Network, Poster, July 2012.
- Creating a Picture Post Newsletter: An opportunity for Outreach, Student Poster, January 2012.
- Relationships between land-based digital imagery and space-based satellite imagery, Student Poster, January 2012.
- Real-time automated cloud classification from live webcams and picture posts, Student Poster, January 2012.
DEW Research at WPI
DEW partnered with WPI for a 3-year NASA Education grant (2008-2011). Our goals were to "capture the technological advances in both satellite imagery and cyberinfrastructure that have allowed not only scientists to study Earth processes in ways that were not possible even twenty years ago, but also allow any interested person to connect to others by way of internet communities for sharing information and knowledge."
- Blog: NASA DEW grant Kickoff Meeting
- Citizen Science Android App Development
- How Mobile Apps Are Paving The Way Towards A Federated Web-Services Architecture For Citizen Science: Presentation American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2011
- Measuring The Environment Through Digital Images: Presentation American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2012
- Measuring The Environment Through Digital Images: Presentation American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2011
- Measuring The Environment Through Digital Images: Presentation American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2010
- Community Remote Sensing: A New Approach for Geoscience Applications: Invited Presentation at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Conference 2010
- WPI NASA Picture Post Pre-Evaluation Report (PDF)
- WPI NASA Final Report (PDF)
CIDER Teacher Resources and Student Posters
CIDER was funded by the National Science Foundation