The Crowd & The Cloud: Citizens4Earth

About This Episode


Counting birds for more than 100 years generates data on a changing climate and there’s an app for that: eBird. Surfer science using smart tech tracks ocean acidification and coastal temperatures in the Smartfin project, a recent startup. We spend “A Year in the Life of Citizen Science” including a Thanksgiving Monarch Butterfly Watch in California. Seasonal change is tracked by Latina and Native American teens in springtime in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and horseshoe crabs are surveyed in summer by retirees along mid-Atlantic coasts. In Uganda, World Bank economists and local partners generate data for sustainable development. The far-ranging potential of “Citizen Science in the Digital Age.”

The Crowd & The Cloud showcases the power of Citizen Science in the Digital Age. This series, hosted by former NASA Chief Scientist Waleed Abdalati, takes viewers on a global tour of the projects and people on the front lines of citizen science and crowdsourcing.

Join The Crowd & The Cloud for a Facebook Live conversation following the East Coast premiere at 10p ET and the West Coast premiere at 9p PT. Host Waleed Abdalati and producer Geoff Haines-Stileson, along with guests, will be talking citizen science and answering your questions. #CrowdCloudLive