Episode 178: In the Air
Easily available equipment, such as cameras, can be put to use by citizen scientists. Find out more on today’s show. Image courtesy of Flickr user Mike.
It’s hard to make decisions without information, that’s why some researchers in the San Francisco area are collecting carbon dioxide data at the neighborhood level. As producer Andrew Stelzer discovers, the BEACON project does more than gather data; it also brings home the effects of small-scale events, such as rush hour, and allows researchers to track pollution to its source. Then Eileen Fleming discusses DIY monitoring with Shannon Dosemagen from the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:44 Air Monitoring
09:02 Interview: Shannon Dosemagen
14:41 Closing Credits
Link to BEACON project: http://beacon.berkeley.edu/
Public Lab - http://publiclab.org/
Our theme music is composd by Andrew Chalfen. Additional music includes “Man Made of CO2,” Man or Astro-Man?, BMI Work #3961696; DIY, by A Band Called Quinn (Music Alley)
Image courtesy of Flickr user Mike.