NATURE

Using Eco-drone Sensors To Map Water Quality

Posted by on March 4, 2014 at 12:04 am

The recent Lake Merritt Bioblitz organized by Nerds For Nature was a huge success from several angles. Besides the amazing biodiversity that was observed and documented there, and the scores of kids and families digging in the mud flats and otherwise discovering the nature around them, a few of us Nerds For Nature demonstrated a brand-new method […]

New Sensor Hardware from the N4N Air Quality Nerds

Posted by on February 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm
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Reblogged from Nerds For Nature. When the EPA wants to know what’s going on with air pollution, they install a sophisticated sampling and analysis station that can cost upwards of a million bucks. Or they roll out one of their their high-tech air-sleuthing vans, crammed with more specialized mobile electronics than your typical Bond film. […]

N4N Takes Flight For Nature

Posted by on October 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Reposted from the Nerds For Nature Blog: [Don’t miss N4N Project Night on Tuesday, Oct. 29 in Oakland] N4N Takes Flight For Nature A new Nerds For Nature working group is on the wing! Flight For Nature is bringing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle enthusiasts and remote imaging, GIS, videography, and other technology experts together with biologists, geologists, and […]

Nature Nerds, Crowdsourcing, and the Bioblitz Explosion

Posted by on October 22, 2013 at 12:13 am

My last post left me walking blissfully in the park, but I’m an electronics engineer, right? I’d better get back to my workbench, those circuit boards aren’t going to solder themselves. Except that I started noticing things in the park I hadn’t noticed before… Wildflowers, in particular. Not all that many years ago, I happened […]