I hope to find you all well. It has been some time.
I and a small team of like minded individuals are putting together an outreach initiative(s) here in the Chesapeake Bay area and we need help!
I started an initiative recently, SMART Bay ARC, that I have been tailoring as an education outreach and technology demonstration program for citizen scientists and students. Teaming with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, this pilot program intends to
- Engender community engagement in the Bay area, (the entire water shed included…it’s big, look it up) by using novel unmanned and autonomous systems technologies for assessment and monitoring.
- Inject key transformational technology prototypes and products for next gen data gathering missions in hopes of interfacing with IOOS, CBIBS, VECOS, etc…(I’m not defining them in order to encourage you to look them up)
- Educate and infuse aerial and marine technologies for the betterment of local community conservationists, enhance economic workforce (land/marine agriculture, fisheries) and to inform policy.
- Have a hell of a lot of fun.
Anyone that lives in, on, or near the Chesapeake Bay watershed, or anyone who just wants to help, please contact me and I can give you the full review of the project, goals and higher arching strategy.
I will also be setting up the campaign in OpenExplorer soon, as well as a webpage, and will post the link(s) when appropriate. But I need help.
Thanks again, and be seeing you under the water!
p.s. SMART Bay ARC (Strategic Mobilization of Autonomous Research Technologies for Bay Assessment, Restoration, and Conservation)