The Safecast Report

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We’re pleased to announce the first release of the SAFECAST REPORT. The report serves two functions. One, it gives an update on the SAFECAST PROJECT itself, what we’ve been up to and have accomplished, and what we expect to be doing over the course…

Anniversary & Conference : March 22 – 25

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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…

bGeigies on Webmap

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bGeigie + Webmap Every drive by Safecast volunteers tells a story.  Hopefully an exciting and highly radioactive one.  But in any case, we’ve added tools to help you visualize and share these efforts to the Safecast webmap. What’s new with this bGeigie log viewer?…

HELLO BIKINI !

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Above: Dr. Buesseler on the beach at Bikini. We recently got some unique uploads from Bikini and Enewetak Atolls, courtesy of Dr. Ken Buesseler, of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Dr. Buesseler is a leading oceanographer studying the spread and effects of radioactive…

Safecasting at Hakuoh University (in Japanese)

Safecast volunteer Kohei Watanabe posted an account (in Japanese) of his presentation about Safecast, given at Hakuoh College in Oyama, Ibaragi Pref. on Dec 12, 2014. He reports that his talk was a tremendous success and generated a lot of interest among the 200…

New FAQ page added: Openness and Data Access

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We’ve added a new FAQ page about Openness and Data Access SAFECAST tries to set an example of openness in how we gather and present our data, and try to demonstrate what the wider benefits of easy access to open data are for society…

25 million!

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Today SAFECAST got our Christmas present, a data upload which pushed our database over 25 million data points! It took us about 5 months to go from 15 million in Feb of this year to 20 million in July, and another 5 months to…

Safecast Seaweed Collection Feasibility Study

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It is known that much of the radiation from the Fukushima incident — about 80% — went into the ocean, and while this would appear to be good for land dwellers, what is not known for certain is how much of that radiation is…

bGeigie Nano Workshop Kobe

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Safecast participated in the Kobe IT Festival 2014, which was held on November 28 and 29 at the Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO). With the support and cooperation of Eyes, Japan Co., Ltd., Safecast held a two-day workshop: on the first day attendees…

bGeigie Nano workshops on opposite sides of the world

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Above: Workshop participants building their Nanos at Av-Lab in Strasbourg. SAFECAST had another first this past weekend: simultaneous bGeigie Nano workshops on opposite sides of the world. Specifically, on Saturday Oct. 25, teams of people were building Nanos in both Taiwan and France. In…