Anniversary & Conference : March 22 – 25


Watch Live! Download the Safecast Report Executive Summary here (Currently English only) The Future of Citizen Science & the First Safecast Report A Free Symposium & Hackathon in Tokyo, and ‘Super Presentation’ in Koriyama We’re excited to announce the 4th Anniversary of Safecast and…

Development: Real-Time Interpolation


Real-Time Interpolation: A Powerful and Unique Tool  – Overview and Upcoming Improvements –  Introduction: What is Interpolation? Spatial interpolation is the prediction of unknown points of data based off the principle that things closer together are more alike than things further apart. This is…

Safecast OS X App Now Available


Mac OS X users are in for a treat with the release of our native desktop client. Available now in the app store. Hand built with with love by Safecaster Nick Dolezal, the official Safecast app brings our extensive dataset (over 21 million datapoints!)…

Updated Safecast Webmap!


Since the unfortunate demise of our GeoSense map platform we haven’t had recent visualization of Safecast data available to web users. Last week Safecast volunteer Nick Dolezal (mastermind behind the Safecast iOS app) tried out an experiment and it worked fantastically. I’m excited to…

Safecasting DC


Made possible by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation, earlier this week we were invited by the NRDC and International Medcom to come to Washington, DC and show a group of people how to build our bGeigie’s and talk a little bit about the…

Safecasting Iraq: Open Data to Open Doors


Last month I was invited to facilitate some data visualization workshops at the Peace Tech camps in Erbil Iraq. One of the NGO’s I was working with was attempting to visualize a study to raise awareness about the issue of depleted uranium in Iraq….

Fukushima: The Next Three Years Symposium


Above: Everything looked great on the huge screen, including Joi Ito Skyping in from MIT to say hello. The “FUKUSHIMA: THE NEXT THREE YEARS” symposium SAFECAST organized in commemoration of the third anniversary of the start of the Fukushima disaster was held at the…

Safecasting the IAEA


Day 1, Feb 16, 2014 Joe and I are in Vienna this week to attend an IAEA expert meeting which starts Monday. SAFECAST was invited to make a presentation about our methods and results, and I’ll be the one giving the talk, which is…

Fukushima across the Pacific


Let’s make it clear: the release of radioactive contamination from the Fukushima NPP to the environment — the air, the land, and the ocean — is a massive disaster. There’s no other way to describe it. Radiation in the air spread far and wide,…

Alternate visualization – frequency of samples


The magi behind all things iOS in Safecast Land, Nick Dolezal, is working hard on the new version of the Safecast app (which will allow on demand refreshing of the map data) decided to whip up these alternate visualizations of the Safecast data. These maps…